Apply to the Program

The application period for the 2017 program is closed. To be notified when next year's application period opens, please click here.

Your complete application must include:

  • This form, due March 27
  • Official academic transcripts (sent directly by high school), due March 31
  • Two recommendations, due March 31

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 413-256-4900, ext. 143.

Contact Information
Basic Information
Parent/Guardian 1 Information
Parent/Guardian 2 Information
More About You
Short Essay Questions
Each answer should be between 150 and 350 words.
We are not looking for any specific answer here; we’d just like to get to know a little more about you. We are seeking students from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Additional Materials

In addition to this application form, official academic transcripts and two recommendations must be received by March 31, 2017, in order for your application to be considered. One recommendation must be from a high school teacher whose class you have taken; the second can be from another teacher, guidance counselor, coach, youth group leader, club adviser, synagogue educator, or supervisor.

Please share the link to the recommendation form with your two recommenders and ask them to submit the form no later than March 31.

Please have your high school(s) email official transcripts directly to us at or mail or fax them to us at:

Yiddish Book Center
Attn: Great Jewish Books
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax: 413-256-4700 (attention: Great Jewish Books)

Both the applicant and the applicant's parent/guardian must type their full names and the date below, acknowledging that this application is being submitted.
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