The Selwin Belofsky Fellowship in Holocaust Studies is awarded to students who want to work on topics related to the Holocaust, and who have been accepted to the Ph.D. program of the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. Belofsky Fellows receive monthly stipends along with remission of all UT Dallas tuition and fees annually for up to five years, subject to satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree.
Sarah Valente and Scott Swartsfager are the current recipients of the Belofsky Fellowship in Holocaust Studies. Miss Valente is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Humanities, majoring in History of Ideas and pursuing original research on Holocaust Literature of Brazil, Latin American Intellectual History, and Translation Studies. Mr. Swartsfager is a third-year Ph.D. candidate specializing in Intellectual History and pursuing original research on key European cities, the Jewish contributions to their cultures, and their roles in the Holocaust.
Dr. Burton Einspruch created this fellowship in memory of his parents, Mala and Adolph Einspruch. This fellowship is awarded annually and offers a modest stipend to help support a UT Dallas graduate student who will focus on Holocaust studies.
The children and grandchildren of the late Mike Jacobs established this fellowship in his honor to recognize the life of a man who witnessed history and shared his story with others. Jacobs, a Holocaust survivor, successful businessman, and author, was known as an enthusiastic speaker and a dedicated member of the Dallas Jewish community. This fellowship is awarded annually and offers a modest stipend to help support a UT Dallas graduate student who will focus on Holocaust studies.
This endowment was created in honor of our beloved Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and her late husband Dr. Istvan Ozsváth, a founding professor of mathematics at UT Dallas. The funds help students in perpetuity to conduct original research in archives and libraries and to attend and present that research at conferences.
The Istvan and Zsuzsanna Ozsváth Research Fund was established at An Evening with Zsuzsi. More information can be found online here.