Students applying to study at Tel Aviv University's overseas program through any one of our offices are also strongly encouraged to seek external (non-TAU) sources of funding.
Some possible sources include, but are not limited to:
- The Jewish Agency for Israel in partnership with the Israeli government is proud to offer a scholarship opportunity entitled "MASA," which means "Journey" in Hebrew. The program is designed to provide financial assistance to Jewish students who want to participate in a long-term Israel program . Students can apply for a MASA scholarship by completing the application on the MASA website. Upon completion of the application, a PDF file of the application will be sent to you via e-mail. You will need to print the completed application, sign it, and then return the scholarship application to the appropriate TAU International office. The International School will then confirm your acceptance to the program and send the application to the Jewish Agency.
- Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship - This scholarship is open to all current or aspiring study abroad students and is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through a combination of writing, photos, and videos. The current application deadline is September 15th, 2012
- Benjamin A Gilman Schorlaship Program - 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.The Gilman Scholarship Program accepts applications two times per year. Ideally, students should begin their application one full semester before their study abroad program is scheduled to begin.
- The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship - Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
- AZM Helyn B. Reich Scholarship each year, grants Helyn B. Reich Scholarships to a limited number of American students who have been accepted and will attend one of several designated Israeli universities for a year or semester (preference given to full-year students). The Helyn B. Reich Memorial Scholarship seeks to honor candidates who demonstrate past pro-Israel activity and a commitment to future involvement with Israel and the Jewish community. Financial need will also be considered, though more emphasis will be placed on achievements. Recipients of the Helyn B. Reich Scholarship will be expected to remain involved with the American Zionist Movement following their return to the United States. The scholarship is named in memory of the wife of a past AZM president whose daughter studied at Tel Aviv University and now lives in Israel. No longer accepting applications for the fall. Schorlaship is available for the spring.
- The Abe and Gert Nutkis (AGN) Scholarship for Israel Study and Service enables young adults 18-30 to study in Israel and foster personal involvement with Israel society and Zionist ideals. Scholarships recipients are eligible to receive grants of up to $5,000 each for full-year study in a co-educational institution of higher learning in Israel. We are accepting applications from now up until March 15th for the 2013-14 academic year.
- The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation a private, independent foundation, established by Jack Kent Cooke to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education.
Contact: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
44115 Woodridge Parkway, Suite 200
Lansdowne, Virginia 20176-5199
- Veterans Affairs- Enrolled graduate students on the MA Program in Middle Eastern History may apply for GI Bill benefits or VA Tuition Assistance. The Certification Form must be completed by the applicant and sent to the Office of Academic Affairs for certification and processing.
For more information, contact:
1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551); or
Visit: http://www.gibill.va.gov/ for detailed contact information.
- NSEP Undergraduate Scholarships - Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.
- NSEP Graduate Fellowships - Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.
- Plant Your Way to Israel allows you to fund your trip to Israel while helping Israel and JNF at the same time. The program is simple. Ask your friends and family to plant trees with JNF (minimum donation $36). Half of this money will support JNF’s forestry projects in Israel, and the other half will be placed in a special account for you, to be used for any trip to Israel.Register to be able to easily manage your account through a personalized fundraising webpage. Contact
or 212-879-9305 ext 245 for more information.
- Your local synagogue or church.
- Your home school's Hillel and Hillel's Leadership Scholarship Program in Israel (call 202-857-6525).
- Your study-abroad office, Middle Eastern Studies Department, or Jewish Studies Department. Interest-Free Loans
Note: Financial aid administered by the U.S. Government may be subject to the State Department's regulations.