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Norbert and Gretel B. Bloch Endowed Scholarship Fund

Offered by Melton Center for Jewish Studies

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Oct 10, 2023
1 award worth


Grade level

College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior & Graduate Student

Application deadline:

November 15, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a current student at Ohio State University (OSU) pursuing Jewish Studies? You might want to consider applying for the Norbert and Gretel B. Bloch Endowed Scholarship Fund in Jewish Studies! This scholarship is awarded annually to students who are interested in creating and facilitating a program that will enhance awareness of topics relevant to Jewish life, culture, or history. In addition to the program budget, winners also receive a $1,000 scholarship. Applying for this scholarship isn’t too involved – you’ll just need to complete the online application form including your proposal and some additional academic documents. This scholarship is funded directly through a generous endowment made by Norbert and Gretel B. Bloch. Only one student is awarded each year, so make sure you put your best foot forward in your application materials! If you’re a current student at OSU pursuing Jewish Studies and this sounds like an interesting opportunity for you, then we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to students who have successfully completed at least one Jewish Studies course, in addition to the below requirements.

Grade Level

College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior & Graduate Student

Minimum GPA

No GPA requirement

Academic Interest

Religion, History

Religious Affiliation




Application information

To apply for this scholarship, you’ll need to submit the online application form, in addition to the below requirements.

1-page proposal

Proof of enrollment

Letters of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Melton Center for Jewish Studies at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Norbert and Gretel B. Bloch Endowed Scholarship Fund is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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