PRIZES AND AWARDS
The Department in Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures awards a number of prizes:
- David and Sarah Visenberg Prize for an Outstanding Thesis in Jewish Studies.
This prize is awarded yearly to either an undergraduate or graduate student who has written an outstanding senior honors thesis or master’s thesis in Jewish Studies. It was established by Ziva and Professor Gerald Izenberg in memory of Ziva’s parents.
- Distinction in Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
Distinction will be awarded to graduating majors who earn a GPA of at least 3.65 in all their JINELC courses. All courses that a student takes in Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Washington University will be counted in determining eligibility for distinction, including prerequisites for the major or classes taken beyond the requirements of the major, but courses taken in the final semester leading to graduation will not be counted. Courses taken while on study abroad will not be taken into consideration for eligibility for distinction.