Application Roadmap

Application Roadmap

Applications for the 2021 cohort are now closed.

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 our 2022 cohort will open in September of 2021. Add your name to our interest form to be notified when the application opens.

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

Check back soon to see the updated schedule for the 2022 cohort.

Application Period for the 2021 Cohort: 

Application Opened: Early September 2020

Please make sure you give yourself enough time to write your essays and obtain the following materials:

  • 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 last year’s application (to help prepare your application, but this cannot be submitted.)

Virtual Info Sessions:  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: Extended to January 5, 2021

After Submitting Application:

Semi-finalists notified: Early February 2021. Semi-finalists will be invited for interviews.

Interviews for semi-finalists: Mid-February through early March. 

  • As a safety precaution due to COVID-19, interviews in 2021 took place virtually.

Fellows notified of acceptance: Mid-March 2021

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.

Fellowship Dates for 2022

  • To be Announced


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