Deans' Scholars

Students applying to Yeshiva University are automatically considered for the Deans' Scholars Program. No special application is required.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • A high school GPA exceeding 90 or equivalent
  • SAT score of at least 1340 (out of 1600) or an ACT Composite of at least 29
  •  a commitment to  Yeshiva University's philosophy of Torah Umadda 
  •  leadership potential exhibited through extracurricular activities and community involvement.

Deans' Scholars are:

  • Invited to apply for the New Frontiers programs (see below)
  • Eligible to enroll in Honors courses, including summer travel courses
  • Invited to attend special Dean’s Reception during their year in Israel and during orientation in New York
  • Offered an academic scholarship of $7,500 per year that is fully deferrable.

If you believe you might be eligible to be a Deans' Scholar and/or would like more information, please e-mail or call us at 646.592.4440. 

New Frontiers: Deans' Scholars Program for Academic Enrichment

Frontiers in Biomedical Science

Developed in conjunction with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Frontiers in Biomedical Science is an undergraduate enrichment program, which meets for two hour sessions six Fridays in the Spring semester on Einstein's campus. Under the leadership of Executive Dean Edward Burns and Associate Dean Victoria Freedman, the program affords scholars the opportunity to discuss with world-renowned Einstein researchers their unique biomedical research endeavors and how their personal research paths led them to careers of discovery and innovation. Through the program, students will be exposed to the depth and breadth of biomedical research and its profound impact on the state of medicine and knowledge. Students will receive one credit per semester if they meet the standards of the program. 

Frontiers in Psychology

This enrichment program organized in conjunction with Dean Lawrence Siegel of Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology is an undergraduate program at the Ferkauf Campus. Scholars attend six Friday seminars on the Ferkauf campus as part of the program. The program aims to expose students to a spectrum of fields and specialties within psychology and to show students how the field’s practitioners evaluate and address current societal issues using the science of psychology. Topics may include “Developmental Factors in Childhood Aggression,” “Neuropsychology and the Aging Process,” “The Role of Psychologists in Public and Private Schools,” and “Psychological Interventions for Anxiety Disorders.” Students will receive one credit per semester if they meet the standards of the program. 

Frontiers in Contemporary American Law

Under the direction of Vice Dean Michael Burstein of Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, this exciting enrichment program meets at Cardozo six Fridays during the Spring semester for two hour sessions led by Cardozo faculty. Scholars will discuss the ways that the U.S. legal system resolves disputes and addresses fundamental questions of justice through legal reasoning and processes. Possible topics may include “Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law,” “Alternative Dispute Resolution,” “Contracts,” “Comparative Law,” “Criminal Law,” “Trusts and Estates,” and “Cyber-bullying.” Through this program, students will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be in a law school classroom and engage in conversation with law school professors and students. Students will receive one credit if they meet the standards of the program. 

 For further information, contact Meirah Shedlo in the Office of the Dean, SCW at