Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies
1155 East 60th Street, Room 302A
Chicago, IL 60637

Undergraduate Essay Contests

The Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to announce its annual Essay Prize Competition for essays on any topic relating to Jewish Studies, including (but not restricted to) the study of Jewish history, religion, culture, thought, classical and modern texts, and languages.

The Center will award two prizes, each of $500. One prize will be awarded for the best essay related to Jewish Studies written for a course. The essay need not have been written for a course in Jewish Studies or for a course taught by a faculty member in Jewish Studies. A second prize will be awarded for the best B.A. Essay on a topic related to Jewish Studies.

Eligibility: The essay prize competition is open to all students currently registered in the College of the University of Chicago.

Application: Essaysmust be submitted electronically as a pdf file no later than 4 pm on Thursday, April 29, 2022 to Nancy Pardee at