Religious Studies majors are eligible to apply for the SILLC Global Award, which provides recipients with $1,500 to participate in a UA-approved study abroad program or internship abroad program. Religious Studies majors planning to travel abroad can apply for both the SILLC Global Award and the Donna Swaim International Award (see above).

The application deadline is every January.

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The John Likins Memorial Scholarship supports an incoming freshman from a Tucson area high school, majoring in any field related to gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or area studies at the University of Arizona. The award must be used toward tuition and educational expenses. The amount of the award varies from year to year, depending on the annual distribution from the endowment, which is held at the Jewish Community Foundation. Amounts range between $1,000-1,200.

Applicants do NOT need to be a Judaic Studies major or minor.

This scholarship has been made possible by the Peter and Patricia Likins’ Family, the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, and the...

The Donna Swaim International Award for Religious Studies enables academically-prepared Religious Studies majors to study the religions of the world in the context of their cultures, through study abroad opportunities. This fund was established in 2014, to honor Professor Donna Swaim’s 50 years of teaching and service at the University of Arizona.

The Religious Studies Program will be accepting applications for the Donna Swaim International Award in January 2018. Applicants must be Religious Studies majors enrolling in UA-approved Study Abroad (SA) programs for Summer or Fall 2018. The Religious Studies...

Applications for the Rombach and Bretall Scholarships are due every November.


Religious Studies majors have benefited from the generosity two major donors to the Religious Studies Program: Lionel Rombach and Ora Bretall. Every year, outstanding Religious Studies majors receive scholarships from the Rombach and Bretall Scholarship Funds, to apply toward their tuition and other educational needs.

Awards will be made based on academic achievement, need, and seniority in the Religious Studies Program (the number of courses taken toward completing the Religious...