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June 24-July 8, 2018 | Yale University | Tikvah Institute for High School Students

Applications for this program are closed.

The Maimonides Scholars Program is a two-week immersive summer institute for advanced high school students hosted at Yale University. The mission of the program is to immerse students in the foundational texts and great questions of Jewish and Western civilization; to explore the history and future of modern Israel; and to prepare them to be civically engaged, intellectually curious Jewish citizens and leaders.

We are seeking high school students (juniors and seniors) from diverse Jewish backgrounds who wish to push their intellectual limits and deepen their understanding of what it means to be both an American and a Jew in the modern world. Accepted students will study with some of the nation’s preeminent professors, journalists, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, theologians, and civic leaders in intensive seminars and workshops. In all topics, we welcome vigorous and genuine debate. More important than any specific viewpoint is our overarching belief that the opportunity to wrestle with fundamental questions and big ideas is a worthwhile endeavor for its own sake and for what it can do in shaping future Jewish leaders.

The Maimonides Scholars Program is the result of a partnership between the Tikvah Institute and the Maimonides Fund, whose generosity will allow us to expand our engagement with high school students, and to continue working intensively with our alumni during their college years.

Apply for 2019


Program Dates
June 24 – July 8, 2018

Application Deadline
March 5, 2018

(Need Based Financial Aid is Available)

Current high school juniors and seniors


Kate Havard

Associate Director for Educational Programs