Bronfman Fellowship Application 2024
Welcome to the 2024 Bronfman Fellowship Application!
The Bronfman Fellowship is a free, once-in-a-lifetime experience for Jewish teens who love to learn and want to see the world through a lens broader than their own. For more information about the Fellowship experience, visit www.bronfman.org.
High school students in the 11th grade, who self-identify as Jewish, and who are from the United States or Canada are eligible for the Fellowship. If you are too young to apply this year, fill out our interest form.
The application consists of various short responses, short essays, and a 1-minute video. We ask for recommendations, at least one from a teacher, as well as your school transcript*. We do not require any sort of standardized test scores.
To see a preview of the 2024 application, click here. Note: This pdf can be helpful with preparing your application, but it cannot be submitted as your application. You must fill out the online application.
For videos elaborating on common application questions click here.
*We request academic transcripts to learn about an applicant's academic pursuits and course load. However, we do not believe that grades and GPA reflect a candidate's sophistication of thought, character, or the ability to contribute to and benefit from the Fellowship. Far more important (and interesting) are the personal essay sections and recommendations, which offer a platform for applicants to tell their stories, express their unique interests, and describe their relationship to the community.
The main part of the application is due by December 4, 2023. Final deadline for receipt of recommendations and transcripts is December 6, 2023. Remember: it is important to request recommendations and transcript far in advance of the deadline.
You will be notified in mid-January if you have been selected for an interview, and interviews will be held in February. The recipients of the Fellowship will be announced in March 2024.
Summer Seminar: June 24-July 28, 2024
Winter Seminar: January 23-28, 2025
Spring Seminar: April 6-9, 2025
These dates are subject to change.
We invite you to join a virtual information session for prospective applicants and their parents. In these sessions, members of our staff and recent Fellows discuss the application process and our summer curriculum. Feel free to join whichever one is more convenient.
Information Session A
When: October 12, 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT, REGISTER HERE
Information Session B
When: October 30, 11 pm ET/ 8 pm PT, REGISTER HERE
Q & A Session
When: November 13, 8 pm ET/ 5pm PT, REGISTER HERE