Application Roadmap

Application Roadmap

Thanks for your interest! Sign up here, and we’ll let you know when our application opens for the 2025 Fellowship (around early September). To apply, you must be in 11th grade in the fall of 2024, be from the U.S. or Canada, and identify as Jewish. 

Want to nominate a teen? Do that here. If you are an adult who works with teens and want to be added to our general email list, please fill out this form.

Read about our commitment to inclusion and pluralism on the Fellowship.

The Bronfman Fellowship Application Timeline: Early September - Application Opens. Early December - Application Deadline. Mid-January - Finalists notified. Late January through February - Interviews for finalists. Early March - Fellows notified of acceptance. Late June - Fellowship begins!

Application Period (for the 2024 Fellowship): 

Application Opens: mid-August, 2023

Keep in mind that your application must include:

  • Two (2) recommendations from individuals who know you well. At least one of these recommendations must be from a teacher. The other can be any non-relative who knows you well (including another school professional, Rabbi, employer, etc.).
  • A high school transcript (through 10th grade).

See a preview of last year’s application (to help prepare your application, but this cannot be submitted. Application must be completed online here).

Click to see a preview of the application.

Virtual Info Sessions: Prospective applicants, parents, and educators are invited to join one of our two virtual info sessions (sign up for whichever one is more convenient). Teens are also welcome to join our Q&A session, a more informal Zoom where they can talk directly to recent Fellows.

Application Deadline: December 4, 2023

Deadline for Supplementary Materials (recommendations & transcript): December 6, 2023

Quick Application Tutorials:


After Submitting Application:

Finalists notified: Mid-January. Finalists will be invited for in-person interviews.

Interviews for Finalists: Early to mid-February. 

Fellows notified of acceptance: Early March


Dates for 2024 Fellowship Year:

The Fellowship year begins with a summer in Israel and the U.S., and continues with virtual monthly meetings and a winter and spring seminar in the U.S., typically in the Northeast.

  • Summer Seminar: June 25 – July 29, 2024
  • Winter Seminar: January 23-28, 2025 (tentative)
  • Spring Seminar: April 6-9, 2025



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