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Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

Study in Israel
Overseas Study Presidential Match Scholarships for Spring 2021

Application Deadline for non-IU sponsored programs: Monday, November 9, 2020

Important note: A decision will be made in earliest October concerning Spring 2021 overseas study for IU students. If it is decided that overseas study will continue to be suspended, then no scholarships will be awarded for Spring 2021.

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is pleased to announce its Overseas Study Presidential Match Scholarships for Studies in Israel for Spring 2021. These scholarships may be used to support IU Bloomington undergraduate students who study through IU Overseas Study at the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem or at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Tel Aviv University, or the University of Haifa.

Scholarship Amounts: Scholarships will range from $500 to $10,000. Students will automatically be considered for all scholarships.

Eligibility:
• Any full-time Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate
• 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher
• Studying in Spring 2021 at the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem through IU Overseas Study, at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, at Tel Aviv University, or at the University of Haifa.
• Students applying to external programs (i.e., Nachshon) are eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria: Preference is given to students studying at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem through IU Overseas Study. Awards will be competitive and based on academic achievement, financial need, and duration of study abroad.

Application Procedure:
• For students applying through IU Overseas Study to the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem apply through IU Overseas Study – check the “yes” box for consideration for a Presidential Match Scholarship.

• Students applying directly to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Tel Aviv University, or the University of Haifa should print and fill out the application form and have two recommenders complete the recommendation forms.  Applications may be e-mailed (iujsp@indiana.edu) or  mailed to: Israel Scholarships, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Global & International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, GISB-4 East, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105. Recommenders can also submit via e-mail.

• Questions: Email iujsp@indiana.edu or call (812) 855-0453.

Scholarships awarded may include:
Harry A. Alpert, J.D. and Jeanette Solotken Alpert Overseas Study Scholarship
Irving and Sylvia Borns Fund for Overseas Study Scholarship
David and Amy Cook Overseas Study Scholarship
Fredric M. and Esther G. Fogle Fund for Overseas Study in Israel
Karl and Rosey Krakovitz Overseas Study Scholarship
Andrew C. and Jane A. Mallor Overseas Study Scholarship
Louis L. and Sybil S. Mervis Overseas Study Scholarship
Jeffrey B. and Ilene S. New Overseas Study Scholarship
Marilyn R. Shevitz Overseas Study Scholarship
David and Sylvia Zabinsky Overseas Study Scholarship

These scholarships are made possible by generous donors:
Barbara and Joe Alpert, Sandra and Bob Borns, The David M. Cook Foundation, Esther Fogle, Rosey Krakovitz,
Jane and Andy Mallor, Sybil and the late Lou Mervis, Ilene and Jeff New, and Leona and Reuben Shevitz.