Bloom Scholars: Recent Grads

Back to the Year Program

A select number of BLOOM Scholar slots are designated for exceptional students who have graduated from university within the past year and have demonstrated both a deep commitment to personal growth and investment in Jewish community-building. BLOOM scholars participate in the Pardes Year/Semester program as full time students.

  • All BLOOM scholars will receive guaranteed living expenses grant ranging from $200-$400/month (exact amount determined by financial need) AND receive highly subsidized Year Program tuition: $3,000 discount for those not eligible for Masa Israel Journey funding, and $2,000 discount for those eligible for Masa funding.
  • BLOOM scholars are full time Pardes students, with flexibility to be either a Semester or Year long student.

A letter of recommendation from a campus Jewish professional (Hillel, JLIC, Chabad, Olami or other) who can speak to the candidate’s relevant community experience and potential growth is required. This may be one of the two letters of recommendation required for the YP application, or an additional recommendation. The letter must be submitted along with the Fellowship Application and the Pardes 2023-2024 Year Program application.