Getting Scholarships to Study in Israel

If you’d like to study at a yeshiva or a seminary in Israel but you’re afraid you can’t afford it, we’ve got good news for you – there are loads of scholarships to help you pay for your studies.

If you’re an American or Canadian citizen between the ages of 21 – 30, here are just a few of the scholarships that you can apply for:

* $500 airfare scholarship from Jeff Seidel
* $3,000 – $4,500 tuition scholarship from MASA
* $500 – $2,500 tuition scholarship from your local Jewish Federation or Bureau of Jewish Education

A new Web site – – lists all of the different scholarships that you can apply for. It also lists the yeshivas and seminaries, FAQs about learning in Israel, and a robust list of resources to help you afford studying in Israel.

Just to give you an idea of what is possible, one of the students profiled on the Web site, Rebecca, raised almost $12,000 for 10 months of studies at a seminary! Another student profiled on the Web site, Daniel, raised $2,250 for 3 weeks of studies at a yeshiva!

So check out the scholarships on We wish you much hatzlacha in your Torah learning in Eretz Israel!

6 comments on “Getting Scholarships to Study in Israel

  1. The problem for college students like me and these scholarships is that often they want you to pay for the program and then they promise to reimburse you. That’s all well and good, but many bt college kids:
    a. don’t have over $1,000
    b. don’t have parents willing to drop $1,000 either
    c. don’t come from places where there is a Federation/a Federation willing to give a scholarship

    The result are students like me who end up staying in their college town over the summer and working. Hopefully though, maybe this will help.

  2. No, the scholarships listed on the site are only for baalei teshuvas (or those who are becoming baalei teshuva). They are not for people who are frum from birth.

    If you’re currently frum (but are a BT) and want to learn at one of the seminaries or yeshivas, you can apply to some of the scholarships. For example, MASA (tuition scholarship) will pay for your tuition at any of their approved schools.

  3. Our (frum) family was able to get scholarships covering about half our daughter’s seminary tuition in Israel (room and board included). These made seminary there possible, and she had a really worthwhile experience.

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