A small number of partial scholarships are available to graduate students presenting work in areas related to Jewish American and Holocaust Literature. "The Founders Scholarship," was created to honor the founding members of JAHLIT and others who have made incredible contributions both to the field at large and to the organization. To inquire about either receiving one of these scholarships or to propose a new named scholarship, please contact Symposium Director Holli Levitsky. The number of scholarships will vary from year to year, depending on funds available.


Annually, the JAHLIT Symposium hosts a panel presentation on Jewish American Poet, Hyam Plutzik (1911-62). In support of this effort, The PG Foundation will periodically provide an honorarium or cover airplane costs for a scholar who wishes to participate in this panel with a presentation that links the subject matter of JAHLIT with the life and work of Hyam Plutzik.  To inquire about this opportunity, please contact Symposium Director Holli Levitsky.


Past Honoraria Winners

Annual Hyam Plutzik Fellowship

  • 2019 - Eric Sundquist

  • 2018 - Cary Nelson, professor emeritus of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • 2014 - Dr. Reuben Espinoza, U. of Texas at El Paso

  • 2012 - Esther Witte, U. of Rochester (2010) and Doctoral Candidate in English at the U. of Michigan

Founders’ Scholarships

Annual Malamud Scholarship

Annual Evelyn Love Goodhart Scholarship