Bright Futures Scholarship Initiative

Bright Futures Scholarship Initiative

At Yeshiva University’s Katz School of Science and Health, our students help make communities smarter, safer and healthier. That’s why we’re proud to announce the creation of the Bright Futures scholarship program.

For $25,000, students admitted for the Fall and Spring semesters of the 2020-2021 academic year can now complete a master’s degree in game-changing STEM professions that are redefining the modern economy.

As a Bright Futures scholar, you’ll be part of the next generation of scientists and technologists shaping the high-technology industry, and the world, for years to come.

Eligible Master's Programs*

*Scholarships available only for the programs listed above. The following graduate programs are excluded from this scholarship: Online MS in Cybersecurity, Occupational Therapy Doctorate, and MS in Speech-Language Pathology.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must meet individual program admission requirements.
  • Applicants must commit to working with a faculty member on one meaningful project that contributes to a bright future by making the world smarter, safer, and/or healthier. This can be done as part of an R&D Experience, Thesis, Capstone, or Internship. Please identify your interests for this project in your personal statement. 

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You are automatically considered for the Bright Futures scholarship upon completion of your application for one of the eligible programs. You will be reviewed for the scholarship at the same time you are reviewed for admission. There is no separate scholarship application; however, your personal statement must address how you will contribute toward a brighter future. Start your application at gradapp.yu.edu.

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Why was the Bright Futures Scholarships Initiative created? We believe that every program at the Katz School of Science and Health is a game changer, and that our graduates will have a significant impact on making the world smarter, safer, and healthier. The university wants to do its part to ensure a bright future for you, your family, and your community. ·

How do I qualify for Bright Futures Scholarships? The goal of the scholarship is to create opportunities for qualified students to earn a graduate degree in game changing fields like AI, Biotech and Health, Cybersecurity, Digital Media, Math, Physics, and Economics. Our expectation is that you will put your education to work to create a bright future for others.

What is my obligation if I receive the Bright Futures scholarship? Applicants must commit to working with a faculty member on one meaningful project that contributes to a bright future by making the world smarter, safer, and/or healthier. This can be done as part of an R&D Experience, Thesis, Capstone, or Internship.

We ask that you explain your interests for this project and how you will work to create a bright future for others in your admissions essay. We believe that you will do well by doing good, in a way that is meaningful for you. 

Which programs qualify for Bright Futures Scholarships? All science and technology programs at the Katz School of Science and Health qualify the Bright Futures Scholarship’s flat rate of $25,000 plus per semester fees. Speech Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy are excluded. Those programs have their own scholarships. Speak to an admissions advisor for more details.

Are international students eligible? Yes. Bright Futures is intended to have a global impact, and to create the next generation of scientists and technologists who will make the world smarter, safer, and healthier. Domestic and international students are eligible to receive the scholarship.

Can Bright Futures Scholarships be combined with other scholarships? No. Bright Futures Scholarships may not be combined with other scholarships funded by the university. This includes Pathways, employee tuition remission, etc. You may however, apply other tuition support from your employer, foundations, or government programs to your tuition responsibility. These external scholarships will be applied first and then Bright Futures will be added. If you have questions, you should contact the Office of Student Finance.

What if I’ve already received a scholarship? You can choose the scholarship that works best for you, but may not combine multiple scholarships funded by the university.

Can I defer admissions this year and still keep my scholarship? You can defer until Spring 2021 and retain the scholarship, as long as you deposit to hold your seat.

Can I defer admissions until next year (Fall 2021 or Spring 2022) and still keep my scholarship? You can defer admissions and join the program the following year, as long as you deposit to hold your seat, but the scholarship is available only for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.

Do I have to maintain a minimum GPA? Yes, like all scholarships at the Katz School of Science and Health, you must remain in good academic standing. See the catalog for details.

How will my scholarship be applied? Your tuition will be adjusted each semester to ensure that the total tuition cost is $25,000 plus semester fees.

How quickly can I complete my degree? All programs are 30 or 36 credits long. Full-time students typically complete their programs in 15 or 21 months, respectively.

Can I complete my degree in one year? In some cases, this is possible depending on your previous major or professional experience, plus your ability for independent study or interdisciplinary coursework. Speak to your program advisor for more details.

Can I go to school part-time? Yes. Many of our students will be working professionals and others searching for a new position. We understand the need to balance life with school. The only requirement is that you register for at least 6 credits per semester and complete your degree within four years. If you are still completing your degree after four years, your tuition will be billed at the rates for the semesters in which you enroll.

 

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Jared Hakimi
Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

jared.hakimi@yu.edu
646-592-4722 (office)
646-899-1811 (cell/WhatsApp) 
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