Israel Programs and Scholarships for Students
Want to go on a FREE peer group trip to Israel? Taglit-Birthright Israel offers free trips to young adults aged 18-26!
Interested in attending an Israel-related conference or going on a non-Birthright trip to Israel? You can apply to receive funding here.
Just came back from a Birthright trip and want to stay connected? Check out Birthright Next!
Want to share your thoughts about Israel? Check out Joe's Israel!
Israel on Campus Coalition has tons of information about jobs, internships, conferences and travel opportunities for students! And here's a fantastic list of internship opportunities in Israel for 2014.
Ask Herzel is a great online community for pro-Israel activists on campus to share programs and strategies with each other.
Looking for a study abroad or post-college program in Israel? MASA Israel has many programs and options!
SCHOLARSHIPS & STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
Abe and Gert Nutkis Scholarship - The Abe and Gert Nutkis Scholarship provides grants of up to $5,000 each for full-year study in a co-educational institution of higher learning in Israel for young adults 18-30.
Abraham Scholars Program - For American college graduates who chose to study at specific institutions (see website for more information) for one to two years following college graduation.
Aish HaTorah/Hasbarah Fellowships - Subsidies for advocacy and Jewish learning programs. Contact them for more information.
The Alisa Flatow Memorial Scholarship Fund - For post-high school study in Israel programs which earn college credits. The intention of the Fund is for those students showing academic promise in religious studies and a need for financial assistance to pursue study in Israel, and it is open to men and women who are not currently in Israel.
The Amy Adine Schulman Scholarship Fund - Requires commitment to educate others through lecture, program or other activities upon returning to your home or school community. You must be willing and able to do this so others will have the opportunity to learn about and to be inspired to do similar work.
The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise Schusterman Israel Scholar Awards - Offers five $15,000 Schusterman Israel Scholar Awards to students interested in pursuing academic careers in fields related to the study of Israel. These highly competitive awards will be available to undergraduates who have already been accepted to graduate programs, graduate students who have received master’s degrees in Middle East related fields who wish to pursue doctorates, and doctoral students who are writing dissertations related to Israel. Grants are renewable for up to five years based on the completion of certain milestones. Proposals from candidates in all disciplines with an Israel focus are welcome. The competition is open only to U.S. citizens.
American Jewish League, Israel University Scholarship - The University Scholarship Fund of the American Jewish League for Israel is a scholarship program to assist students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to study in Israel.
Anna Sobol Levy Fellowship - Sponsored by Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program - The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Boren Scholarship - Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). They made changes this past year to accommodate students wanting to study abroad in countries on the US State Department Warning List.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. Up to $20,000 for Study Abroad in Israel (need to learn a language).
CAMERA Fellowships - The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) is looking for CAMERA undergraduate representatives on campuses across the nation and internationally to serve as CAMERA Fellows. As a media-monitoring and research organization, CAMERA attracts students with skill in writing and monitoring media for inaccuracy and anti-Israel bias.
The CAMERA Fellow will receive up to $1100 in stipend and a FREE trip to Israel. The CAMERA rep will promote accurate coverage of Israel and the rest of the Middle East on his/her campus, and monitor the campus for anti-Israel propaganda.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund - Provides grants to university students who are part of the progressive movement on campus or the community, actively working for peace and justice.
The Dorot Foundation - Travel grants to accredited Israeli colleges and universities.
The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies - The Israel Scholarship Committee of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies administers a limited amount of financial assistance for high school and college students to travel and study in Israel. Students participating in approved programs will be eligible for assistance for the upcoming summer based upon financial need.
Fulbright Scholarship - The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
The Grinspoon-Morningstar Internship from the Israel Campus Coalition - The interns are a central force in promoting a positive Israel agenda, building relationships with campus decision-makers and empowering their peers to become articulate Israel activists. Each intern is awarded a stipend of $1,500 during the 2013-2014 academic year, a free professional training in the summer, and support to run Israel programs. For more information, click here.
Helyn B. Reich Memorial Scholarship Fund - Scholarships Available for Young Americans on Programs in Israel.
Jeff Seidel's Scholarship to Israel - $500 towards airfare to study programs in Israel on affiliated programs for Birthright and Hillel Alum.
Jewpiter - A rewards program which can help you to return to Israel and provide you with knowledge and learning that you will use for the rest of your life
The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust - For Grad, PhD and Post Doc. Sponsored by Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa.
MASA scholarship – Provides scholarships to participants in approved programs through the Program Organizer. Each participant must fill out the scholarship application form and send it to the Organizer. Upon receipt of the scholarship, the Organizer will reduce the program fees that it will collect from the participant by the scholarship amount or, alternatively, refund the participant in the amount of the MASA scholarship. High school seniors, college students and young adults spending a semester or more in Israel should apply for a MASA universal grant and additional financial need scholarship.
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture - This fund is for independent scholarly, literary and art projects that are done in Israel. Please inquire regarding the deadline. The amount granted ranges from $1,000-$4,000. Please inquire regarding the deadline.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships - The Ambassadorial Scholarships look to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students and professionals pursuing vocational studies.
The Sarah B. and Louis M. Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship Fund - The Sarah B. and Louis M. Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship Fund enables Jewish young adults to spend a semester or a year in Israel helping them to strengthen their Jewish identity and build a lasting relationship with Israel.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Study Abroad Scholarship - Scholarships and grants are a great way to help cover costs associated with education abroad. Each year, UWM students receive thousands of dollars in funding to help pay for their programs.
The Wisam Khamees Scholarship for Arabs and Jews - The Wisam Khamees Scholarship Fund for Arabs and Jews is dedicated to supporting Israelis – both Arabs and Jews alike – in their pursuit of higher education and is committed to promoting academic advancement as well as equality and coexistence in Israel.