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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:


  • 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.

  • The Israel Scholarship - The scholarship offers Hispanic American students to study abroad in Israel. The scholarship is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. The fund awards up to $3,000 in scholarship prizes to qualified applicants. Additionally, many sutdents may qualify for generous supplemental scholarships from Israeli universities. Eligible students must be granted admission into an Israeli university study abroad program. Read more about the scholarship here. For any questions, contact them via email or by phone at: +1323-852-5547.

  • 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.

  • Friends of Tel Aviv University in Victoria Scholarship   Friends of Tel Aviv University in Victoria has established a fund to support Australian students from Victoria State to study at Tel Aviv University. This funding will be available for any TAU International Program taught in English such as: Academic Gap Year,  Study Abroad programs (summer/semester/year abroad),  Bachelor’s degree programs, Master’s degree programs for example in Environmental Studies, Middle Eastern Studies or Conflict Resolution. For additional information, please contact us via e-mail for details.

  • The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer – Tuition assistance provided to qualified students. Students must be enrolled in the TAU International Yiddish program.

  • 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.

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs - The government of Israel is pleased to offer scholarships to foreign students, as agreed in the Cultural Agreements between Israel and qualified countries (a full list of countries can be viewed on the site). Only citizens of these countries may apply. For more information contact them via e-mail for details. 

  • Veterans Affairs –  Enrolled graduate sutdnets 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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