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American Jewish League for Israel (AJLI) Scholarship Fund

Scholarships to USA Post-Secondary Students
to Attend an Israel Academic Institution

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American Jewish League for Israel (AJLI)

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Scholarships of up to $6,000 to USA post-secondary students to study at a qualifying academic institution in Israel. Partial scholarships, not connected to financial need, will be awarded to students attending one of the following universities for credit: Bar-Ilan University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, University of Haifa, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Interdisciplinary Center, The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, or The Weizmann Institute of Science. Study at other qualified university and study programs will be considered.

The purpose of the program is to foster Jewish spiritual and cultural values through the experience of living and studying in Israel and, at the same time, strengthen the ties that bind Jews in the United States to Jews in Israel so that upon returning to the United States, scholarship winners will be better able to communicate those ties to American Jewry.

In addition to tuition funding, AJLI provides scholars with a unique bonding experience by hosting events, dinners, and group activities for the scholars during their time abroad.

Eligible programs include undergraduate studies (one semester or a full year), graduate studies, post-doc studies, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170564

Number of Grants:

Depending on the number of qualified applications, between 5 and 6 scholarships each year are typically awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The scholarship awards typically range from $4,000 to $6,000,

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any person, regardless of background or faith, that helps further this mission is encouraged to apply.

These scholarships are only for students studying at one of the accredited universities in Israel.

Please note, the scholarship committee may also consider study at other qualified universities and study programs.

Scholarships are not currently available for students participating in summer programs, internships, yeshiva study or other non-accredited programs.

Pre-Application Information:

The application for the 2021 scholarships must be submitted in its entirety by March 31, 2021 in order to be considered. Unfortunately, the committee is unable to make provisions to review applications beyond that date.

The AJLI Board typically decides on its scholarship recipients by the end of June. All applicants will be notified of their application status.

All scholarship proceeds will be disbursed directly to the study program in Israel to help defray the costs of tuition.

Bar-Ilan University:
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev:
University of Haifa:
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
Interdisciplinary Center:
The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies:
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology:
Tel Aviv University:
The Weizmann Institute of Science:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Amy Oppenheimer-Abitbol, National President

Tehilah Eisenstadt, Chairman, Scholarship Committee

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