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Scholarship Programs

Scholarship Programs

Students applying to study at TAU International are also strongly encouraged to seek external (non-TAU) sources of funding.

 

Some possible sources include, but are not limited to:

  • The Natalie Shaltiel Scholarship for American Undergraduate-Study Abroad Students – This scholarship was endowed by an extraordinary woman who survived the Holocaust, living on to contribute greatly to mankind through her work in the field of microbiology and immunology as well as through her example of being a great human being. Natalie Shaltiel set up this scholarship for Undergraduate Study Abroad Students because of her wish to give American students a profound understanding of life in Israel. Students may apply by sending an essay discussing their motivation for studying at Tel Aviv University along with the most recent family tax returns to via e-mail . This scholarship is both merit and need-based.

  • 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 application deadline generally falls around mid-September.

  • Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship ProgramThis scholarship provides awards for US 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.

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society ScholarshipPhi 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.

  • The American Jewish League for Israel (AJLI) – This organization offers scholarships for a full year of study in Israel (no short-term summer Ulpan programs). The scholarships can be for graduate or undergraduate students. One must be a US citizen to apply. There is no age restriction for this scholarship. For questions, contact Karl D. Zuckerman, the AJLI director via e-mail or at: +1 212-371-1583 .

  • AZM Helyn B. Reich ScholarshipHelyn B. Reich Scholarships are awarded to a limited number of American students each year 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 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.

  • 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.

  • The Eric Diamond Memorial Scholarship is both a need and merit based scholarship for undergraduate and graduate American students. Students may apply for this scholarship by sending an essay explaining their motivation to come to Israel as well as the most recent family tax returns. Please send your scholarship applications via email.
  • The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – This private, independent foundation, established by Jack Kent Cooke, was founded to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. Contact them via e-mail for details.

  • Veterans Affairs – Enrolled graduate students in pre approved VA programs 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 a list of approved programs please click here.

  • NSEP Undergraduate Scholarships – Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to US undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

  • NSEP Graduate Fellowships – Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to US 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. Contact them via e-mail or at 212-879-9305 ext. 245 for more information.

 

Other Resources

  • 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. 

 

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