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Scholarships

Yeshiva University strives to ensure that qualified students are afforded the opportunity to learn and grow in our Torah environment. Due to the generosity of benefactors, students who are qualified and present with financial are awarded grants and scholarships on an annual basis to make YU affordable to each and every family. Every year, we award nearly $45 million in aid to our students, further supporting our commitment to educating the Jewish leaders of tomorrow.

What makes YU unique is that we consider ALL admitted students for merit and need-based scholarships and grants. Upon submission of the FAFSA, full consideration is given to all admitted students for all our financial aid options.

Merit Based Scholarships

Applicants who have a strong academic background in high school, evidenced by high grades and standardized test scores can apply for Honors admission. Along with a competitive scholarship, honors students benefit from specific honors classes and programs.

Applicants are automatically considered for a merit scholarship at the time of admission based on their academic background and potential for success at YU.

As a Dean's scholar, recipients not only receiving a financial scholarship, they are also able to participate in designated honors activities.

High school senior applicants should have a demonstrable interest in medicine and be certain that medicine is the lifetime career they want to pursue. Successful candidates will be encouraged to explore a wide range of Yeshiva liberal arts and sciences majors in order to acquire a broad-based education that can be applied to the study of modern medical science. 

In order to support students in this highly competitive program, all students will receive a $25,000 annual scholarship towards their undergraduate study while at Yeshiva University. Additionally, financial aid is also available for those students who demonstrate further financial need.

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The President’s Leadership Scholars initiative is a premier three-year leadership program – supported by a $25,000 annual scholarship – that provides selected students with supplemental educational programs and mentorship from communal leaders.

Students benefit from extracurricular workshops that will enable them to hone their communication, civic responsibility and strategic planning skills through intellectual, cultural and social experiences. They will also have the opportunity to participate in service-based summer internships in the U.S. and Israel, events such as The Jewish Federations’ General Assembly or American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), dialogues with student leaders at other faith-based universities, and visits with partnering organizations and global leaders in the UAE, Bahrain or Morocco.

President’s Leadership Scholars may also be eligible for a fourth year of scholarship if they pursue a graduate program at YU, as well as additional scholarships where there is a financial need.

The  Masmidim Honors Program, under the aegis of the Mazer Yeshiva Program (MYP), offers accelerated study and scholarship support to a small group of budding Torah scholars. We seek to identify exceptional incoming students each year who demonstrate potential to become genuine talmidei chochomim.

Students have the opportunity to maximize their potential through a rigorous learning schedule and curriculum, within the framework of the University's unique commitment to Torah U'madda. Upon graduation, our students receive Masmidim Program notation.

Directed by Rabbi Mayer Twersky, a renowned talmid chochom and rosh yeshiva, the program offers significant scholarships, up to $25,000. The program includes advanced learning, mentorship, and bechinos.

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Straus Scholars will undertake a course of study that includes specially designed, unique interdisciplinary courses bridging Torah and the great works of art, literature, philosophy, and political science. Additionally, Straus Scholars will fully participate in supplementary programs and activities offered by the Straus Center, and have the opportunity for small group sessions with visiting dignitaries and intellectuals. Scholars will receive tuition support in the form of an annual scholarship up to $25,000, renewable for up to three years on campus in New York. Acceptance of this scholarship will replace any previous academic offers from Yeshiva University.

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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 Professor Thomas Otway Memorial Scholarship, established to honor the memory of the beloved Chairman of the Stern College for Women Mathematical Sciences Department, is for Stern College for Women students committed to a major in computer science. In order to be eligible to apply, the student must have been admitted to the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program Early Decision or have been admitted to the Program Regular Decision with a minimum academic scholarship of $20,000. The Otway Scholarship of $5,000 per year for up to three years is in additional to the other merit scholarship award the student has received. Applications should be submitted in the year prior to matriculation at Stern College. The scholarship cannot be deferred.

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Through the Gewurz Family Foundation, Yeshiva University benefactors Samuel and Brenda Gewurz have made a gift to establish a Scholarship Fund for Montreal Jewish Day School graduates. This gift will ensure that two Montreal students will be selected annually to receive a scholarship of $25,000US per year to support their education at Yeshiva University. Students who accept the Gewurz YU Scholarship agree to meet with a member or members of the Gewurz Family and accept occasional speaking, media and other engagements as recipients of the award and as profile students of Yeshiva University.

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.

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.

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In recognition of the service of former and active reservist members of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Sheirut Leumi, Yeshiva University will award need-based financial aid scholarships to those students who qualify.

Students who are first generational college students will be eligible for this new scholarship. A first generational college student is defined as a student whose parent(s) did not attend and/or receive a four-year baccalaureate degree.

Undergraduate Endowed Scholarships

The Anne Scheiber Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for incoming students at Stern College for Women who are either ranked by Admissions or planning to major in one of the following: physical science, psychology, math, speech pathology, occupational therapy or physical therapy. Awards for continuing students are given based on either a GPA of 3.5 or higher, or on one of the above majors.

The Samuel H. and Rachel Golding Distinguished Scholars Program is an endowed scholarship program at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for outstanding students to be designated by a special committee appointed by the President on the basis of grade average, superior entrance exam scores and commitment to the mission of the University.

The Gertrude and Louis Feil Scholarship is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for needy students. Mechina students or students from non-Orthodox backgrounds are preferred.

The Wilf Family Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women. The scholarship is intended for students who have demonstrated academic excellence.

The Jack D. Weiler Scholarship for Deserving Students is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for deserving undergraduate students.

The Benjamin Wolstein Scholarships for Deserving and Needy Students is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva College. The scholarship is intended for extraordinarily gifted students. 

The Peter Benenfeld Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Sy Syms School of Business.

The Oscar and Irma Hamburger Memorial Endowment Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for needy undergraduate students.

The Bora Laskin Memorial Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for students whose legal residence is Canada only.

The Alexander Friedman Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Sy Syms School of Business for international students.

The Jesselson Scholarship is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women.

The Dr. Jack Fishman Scholarship for Immigrant Students is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva College. The scholarship is intended for undergraduate students who are immigrants and have demonstrated scholastic achievement.

The Leo and Julia Forchheimer Fund for Superior Scholars is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University intended for superior scholars.

The Ira Marienhoff Scholarship Fund for Outstanding and Deserving Students is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva College. The scholarship is intended for undergraduate students intending to major in or already majoring in liberal arts or sciences.

The Yolanda G. Jacobs Scholarship Fund is a needs-based endowed scholarship at Stern College for Women. 

The Ruth and Irwin Shapiro Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for needy and deserving full-time students in YU’s high schools, undergraduate schools, Bernard Revel Graduate School, or Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS).

The Joseph Tonkin Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva College. The scholarship is intended for needy and deserving students.

The Moise Safra Undergraduate Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for undergraduate students, with a preference given to Sephardic students.

The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Distinguished Scholarship is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for undergraduate students in the Mechina program.

The Halpern Family Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Stern College for Women and Yeshiva College.

The Esther Teitel Scholarship is an endowed scholarship at Stern College for Women. The scholarship is intended for students who are truly indigent and plan to enter professions that will "change the world," such as pre-med or social work.

The Milton and Shirley Gralla Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for students from the former Soviet Union and other oppressed areas.

The Bertha Kressel Research Scholarship Program is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is awarded through the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. A faculty committee will establish application criteria, identify placements, select student and faculty participants, and oversee the program.

The E. P. and Roberta L. Kirschner Trust Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for undergraduate students who have lost their parents and/or legal guardian (one or both). The student must be 21 or younger to qualify.

The Marcos and Adina Katz Undergraduate Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University.

The Warren and Mitzi Eisenberg Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Sy Syms School of Business.

The Gabriel Levine Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for undergraduate students, with priority given to students from Hartford, Connecticut. 

The Milton Rybkowski Scholarship Fund for Undergraduate Students is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva College. The scholarship is intended for needy undergraduate students.

The Esther, Irving and Morris Loveman Family Endowment is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for financially needy pre-med students at Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women.

The Rhoda M. Levine Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Stern College for Women.

The Irving and Helen Spatz Scholarship for Pre-Med Students is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva College. The scholarship is intended for undergraduate students majoring in pre-med.

The David and Gussie Zizmor Torah Scholarship is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University.

The Allan Rubin Scholarship for Needy and Underprivileged Jewish Students With High Scholastic Grades is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for needy and underprivileged students with high scholastic grades.

The Leo Tanenbaum Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for deserving undergraduate students.

The Gloria and Henry Zeisel Undergraduate Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for deserving and needy undergraduate students.

The Louis and Helen Berkowitz Scholarship Fund for New American and Foreign Students is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for undergraduate foreign or new American students.

The Anne S. Mazo and Joseph H. Mazo Memorial Scholarships is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University.

The Bernard W. Gamson Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva College.

The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Scholarship is an endowed scholarship at Sy Syms School of Business. The scholarship is intended for deserving and needy undergraduate students.

The Jacob Burns Merit Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Sy Syms School of Business. The scholarship is merit-based.

The Joseph and Faye Tanenbaum Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University.

The Marco and Louise Mitrani Scholarship for Sephardic Students is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women. The scholarship is intended for undergraduate Sephardic students.

The Selma and Henry Oppenheim Scholarship Program is an endowed scholarship at Sy Syms School of Business.

The Charles and May Kadin Memorial Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for needy and deserving students.

The Abraham and Mildred Weingarten Memorial Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Yeshiva University. The scholarship is intended for needy and deserving students who have enrolled in a pre-med program and who have professed a desire to study medicine following graduation. 
 

The David H. Zysman Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship at Belz School of Jewish Music, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), Stern College for Women and Yeshiva College. The scholarship is intended for needy and deserving students with primary consideration being given to students from foreign countries.

The Isaiah and Liba Bogacik Scholarship is an endowed scholarship at Stern College for Women.

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