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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 Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency have launched a major new project which provides scholarship assistance to young Jewish adults who study in Israel in long-term educational programs. Please go to http://www.masaisrael.org/masa/english/ for information.
  • 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 at www.jnf.org/pyw and you will be able to easily manage your account through a personalized fundraising webpage. Contact education@jnf.org or 212-879-9305 ext 245 for more information.
  • We wish to bring to your attention ATZUM's Abe and Gert Nutkis Scholarship Fund for study in Israel. Students who receive a scholarship will be required to volunteer during their year in Israel as part of an ATZUM project or with an ATZUM approved project. Please find further guidelines here.
  • Your study-abroad office, Middle Eastern Studies Department, or Jewish Studies Department.
  • The American Jewish League for Israel

The American Jewish League for Israel (AJLI) offers scholarships for a full year of study in Israel (no short term summer ulpan or nativ type programs). The scholarships can be for graduate or undergraduate students. One must be a US citizen to apply. You must apply by May 1, 2011 for the 2011-2012 academic year. There is no age restriction for this scholarship. Required forms to complete and submit can be found on our website at www.americanjewishleague.org

For questions, contact Jeff Scheckner, the AJLI director at:

212-371-1583 (telephone) or
ajlijms@aol.com (e-mail) or by mail at

PO Box 543, New York, NY 10116

 

  • AZM Helyn B. Reich Scholarship
Each year, the American Zionist Movement (AZM) 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. The application deadline is May 1.

To obtain application information please visit the Scholarship’s website directly.
  • Your home school's Hillel and Hillel's Leadership Scholarship Program in Israel (call 202-857-6525).
  • Your local synagogue or church.
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
P: 703-723-8000
F: 703-723-8030
E: jkc@jackkentcookefoundation.org

 
  • Fred and Ellen Lewis JDC Archives Fellowship (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) One or two fellowships will be awarded each year to deserving scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or Jerusalem. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, general history, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections. The amount granted will range from $2000 to $5000 per fellow.
  • 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.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Institute of International Education
1400 K Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005-2403
Tel: (800) 618 - 6737 (toll-free) 
Fax: 202-326-7672
E-mail: boren@iie.org 

Note: Financial aid administered by the U.S. Government may be subject to the State Department's regulations.

 
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