Application Roadmap

Application Roadmap

Who’s eligible to apply for the 2022 cohort?  High school students who self-identify as Jewish, are from the United States or Canada, will be in 11th grade in the Fall of 2021, and were born before June 26, 2006, are eligible for the 2022 Fellowship. (Students who will be in 11th-grade who were born after that date can apply in the 12th grade.) 

Applications for the 2022 cohort are now open! APPLY HERE. (If you are too young to apply this year, add your name to our interest form.)

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

Application Period for the 2022 Cohort: 

Application Opens: September 1, 2021. APPLY HERE.

Keep in mind that your application must include:

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals who know you well. At least one of these letters 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 this year’s application (to help prepare your application, but this cannot be submitted.)

Virtual Info Sessions: 

There will be virtual information sessions for educators, prospective applicants and their parents on Wednesday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 13th. Hear from Executive Director Becky Voorwinde, Education & Programming Director Jake Marmer, and recent Fellows about the application process and our summer curriculum. We’re hosting them at two different times to serve people in various time zones; feel free to join either one.

  • Register here for the West Coast Information Call – Pacific Time (Wed. October 6, 8 PM PT);
  • Register here for the East Coast Information Call – Eastern Time (Wed. October 13, 8 PM ET).

Last year, we held virtual information sessions for prospective applicants and their parents on Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 15th. Our Executive Director, our Education & Programming Director, and recent Fellows spoke about the application process and our Fellowship year. Click here to watch a recording of our info call.

Application Deadline: December 8, 2021

Deadline for Supplementary Materials (letters of recommendation & transcript): December 10, 2021

After Submitting Application:

Semi-finalists notified: Mid-January. Semi-finalists will be invited for interviews.

Interviews for semi-finalists: Late January through February. 

Fellows notified of acceptance: Early March 2022

Fellowship Dates for 2022

  • Summer Seminar: June 27 – August 1, 2022
  • Winter Seminar: December 16–21, 2022*
  • Spring Seminar: April 21–25, 2023*

*These dates are subject to change if the international travel of the Amitim (Israeli fellows) is disrupted. 

Fellowship Dates for 2021**

  • Pre-Summer Virtual Orientation: Date TBA
  • Summer Seminar: July 6 – August 2, 2021
  • Monthly Zoom Sessions: Dates TBA
  • Winter Seminar: January 13 – 18, 2022
  • Spring Seminar: April 6 – 13, 2022

**Read more about how The Bronfman Fellowship has responded to COVID-19 and will continue to keep our programming going while prioritizing participant health.

Resources:

Download our application tips.

Download our press kit.