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Academic Scholarships

Yeshiva University awards a substantial number of scholarships to undergraduates based on academic achievement, leadership potential and demonstrated commitment to community service. Scholarship recipients are selected on a competitive basis. Awards are reviewed annually and may be renewed until graduation for students who maintain excellent academic records. Academic scholarship recipients are also eligible for need-based scholarships.

Scholarship Programs

Honors Scholarships

Students admitted to the Honors Programs at the undergraduate schools are also offered academic scholarships.

Deans' Scholarships

The undergraduate deans award scholarships to the students they select as Deans' Scholars.

JFEW Science Fellowships

Stern College for Women partners with the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW) and offers the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women Science Fellowships. Recipients of the JFEW Fellowship receive scholarship support for each of three years. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in summer research internships for which they receive a stipend, attend and present research at national and international science conferences, receive one-on-one mentoring by Stern science faculty and participate in lectures and workshops on topics addressing leadership training, career development and academic success. 

The Katz Scholarship for Jewish Educators

The Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz Scholarships for Jewish Educators provide substantial tuition support for students preparing for careers in Jewish education as part of the Legacy Heritage Jewish Educators Project at Stern College for Women.

Students major in Judaic studies with a Concentration in Jewish Education. Coursework includes classes in Judaic studies, methodology courses and student teaching. During the senior year, students take courses at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration of Yeshiva University and may be enrolled in an accelerated program toward earning an MS degree.

All scholarship recipients complete a major in Jewish studies, and will receive tuition support in the amount of $20,000 per year in the form of grants and forgivable loans, renewable for three years on campus in New York. Loans will be forgiven on a prorated basis, post-graduation, over the first two years in the field.

Katz Scholars will be chosen on a competitive basis. The selection committee will consider high school and post-high school Israel records, letters of recommendation and evidence of interest in and talent for a career in Jewish education.  After completing the regular application for admission to Yeshiva University, applicants should complete the  Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz Scholarship for Jewish Educators Application.

Masmidim Honors

Men with strong backgrounds in Talmud who are interested in undertaking a rigorous Torah study program may apply to the Yeshiva Masmidim Honors Program. Masmidim honors students may renew their full tuition scholarship as long as they continue to fulfill the requirements of the program. The Masmidim Honors Program Application (PDF) includes more information about candidates and how to apply.

Graduate Programs

Additionally, two of Yeshiva University's graduate schools provide full-tuition scholarships to YU alumni admitted to their programs.