With support from the Maimonides Fund, Tikvah will expand their engagement with high school students, and continue working intensively with alumni during their college years. The new initiative will be called the Maimonides Scholars Program, and will be designed for young Jews from the public and private school worlds who want to deepen their knowledge of Jewish ideas, their attachment to the Jewish people, and their engagement with the big questions of the modern age.
Last summer, the Tikvah program convened 60 students from across North America and abroad. With this new investment, Tikvah plans to double in 2018 to 120 students – with still further growth planned in future summers – and to work with a wider range of Jewish students from across the communal spectrum. The enhanced program will include intensive seminars with some of the nation’s preeminent professors and civic leaders, mentorship and experiential learning, and intensive follow-up opportunities for alumni.
The new Maimonides Scholars Program will be open to rising seniors in public and private high schools across the country.