The Broome & Allen Fund

Scholarships and Fellowships

Broome & Allen Street, 1931

The Broome & Allen Fund was founded over 70 years ago by a group of Sephardic businessmen determined to provide a vacation for hundreds of children who otherwise would not be able to escape the hot and humid summers of New York City.

As the need for this service waned, the Fund began to offer scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students of Sephardi heritage and/or those who are pursuing Sephardic Studies. Each recipient of a Broome and Allen Scholarship is part of an elite group from three continents who were recognized on account of their outstanding scholarship and service to their community. Over one hundred grants have been awarded since 2004.

Today, The American Sephardi Federation is proud to continue The Broome & Allen Fund’s legacy by awarding Fellowships and Schoalrships in recognition of impressive academic accomplishments, to encourage future excellence in the field of Sephardi Studies, and support service on behalf of the Sephardic community.

Broome & Allen Scholarship:

  • Students pursuing academic research, with a priority given to those who will be utilizing ASF’s National Sephardic Library & Archives at The Center for Jewish History and/or creating a project that will result in a publication (article, book, or film).
  • Students of Sephardic ancestry who are pursuing professions that benefit the community and humanity.

Broome & Allen Fellowship:

  • Scholars pursuing academic research, with a priority given to those who will be utilizing ASF’s National Sephardic Library & Archives at The Center for Jewish History and/or creating a project that will result in a publication (article, book, or film)
  • Students or graduates working to preserve and perpetuate the Broome & Allen Legacy by working on a special project.

ASF Broome & Allen Fellows will inaugurate ASF’s Sephardi Scholars Center at The Center for Jewish History. This new space will serve as a hub for the Fellows’ research and provide a venue for them to conduct seminars, classes, lectures, and discussions. Fellowship recipients are eligible for additional research, conference, teaching, and publication grants, and will have their work featured in ASF’s Sephardi World Weekly, Sephardi Ideas Monthly, and The Sephardi Report.

Applications for fellowships and shcolarships are accepted on a rolling basis.