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Selma and Lewis Weinstein and Norman Podhoretz Prizes in Jewish Studies

Application Form

Established by Lewis H. Weinstein, A.B. 1927, LL.B. 1930, the Weinstein Prize is given to the Harvard College student(s) who submit the best undergraduate essay(s) in Jewish studies.

The Podhoretz Prize "is given to the Harvard University student who submits the best essay, feature article, or short story on a Jewish theme. A tribute to Norman Podhoretz, editor of Commentary magazine from 1960 to 1995, the prize is sponsored by the Ernest H. Weiner Fund at the American Jewish Committee."

Note: you may use this form to apply for both the above prizes. If you would only like to apply for one, only fill in information relevant to that prize.


This form only accepts (non-accented) English characters, though any characters may be used in your uploaded file(s).

First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Harvard ID number
Permanent legal address
Harvard address
Estimated graduation date

Please provide document(s) in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. If you are using a Macintosh make sure the file has an extension (.doc or .pdf).
Weinstein essay title
Weinstein essay file (limit 25 pages, one entry per person)
Check this box if you are applying for both Weinstein and Podhoretz with the above essay:

If you are applying for both prizes with the same submission, please leave the following fields blank:
Podhoretz entry title
Podhoretz entry file (limit 25 pages, one entry per person)
Podhoretz entry genre

If you have any more comments to add to your application, please write them here: