New York University Offers Fellowships for Study of Hebrew Language

Graduate fellowships for study leading to master’s or doctor’s degrees in Hebrew or Judeo-Arabic studies will be offered for the academic year starting September 1962 at New York University’s department of Hebrew culture and education, Dr. Abraham I. Katsh, chairman of the department, announced today.

The fellowships will be awarded under Title VI of the National Defense Education Act to encourage mastery of modern Hebrew, among lesser-studied “critical” languages. College graduates interested in pursuing careers in college or university teaching or in the Federal service for which a command of Hebrew is required are invited to apply.

Fellowships provide a stipend of $2,250 for the academic year, plus $600 additional for each dependent. In addition, New York University offers free tuition. Completed applications and supporting documents must be filed before January 31.

A new graduate program in Hebrew and Near Eastern studies was instituted at the start of the present academic year in NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science. The program was planned primarily for scholars and researchers in Hebrew language and culture. NYU’s School of Education also offers a graduate program of Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic courses for prospective teachers and educational administrators.

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