Scholarships and Financial Aid
For the coming school year, the Conservative Yeshiva is offering a number of Leadership Scholarships providing free tuition and generous living stipends. Please complete the regular Conservative Yeshiva application and indicate your interest in the Leadership Scholarships.
We want to help you find the resources you need to spend the year at the Conservative Yeshiva! Through the generosity of many friends of the Conservative Yeshiva, financial aid is available for Year, Kollel, and Discover Jerusalem programs. Applications for this assistance can be made through the Yeshiva office.
The Conservative Yeshiva thanks the various institutions, foundations, and individuals for providing annual scholarships. Click here to see the list of scholarship donors.
Year Program Scholarships
Financial aid is available to year students in the form of tuition reduction. Accepted applicants may fill out a financial aid application through the online application system. A limited number of scholarships and stipends may be offered to Jewish communal professionals and advanced students.
Year Program Full Tuition Scholarships for Current/Future Campus Professionals
Full-tuition scholarships are available for current/future campus Jewish professionals. Scholarships will be awarded to incoming Conservative Yeshiva students who plan to work in KOACH, Hillel, or other Jewish campus organizations. The scholarship recipients must be recommended by Hillel or KOACH professionals and must commit to seeking work on campus upon their return from Israel. Candidates will be considered on the basis of their record of campus activities and organizing, experience in youth work and camping, and other relevant experience. Applicants should have experience working with KOACH, Hillel, or another campus Jewish organization, as staff or student leaders. Please contact the Conservative Yeshiva office to receive a Campus Leaders scholarship application.
Abe and Gert Nutkis Scholarship for Israel Study and Service
Apply now for the the Abe and Gert Nutkis Scholarship for Israel Study and Service and receive grants of up to $5,000 for full-year study at the Conservative Yeshiva! Preference will be given to students who have little or no previous experience in Israel. First priority will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
Recipients must concurrently perform a minimum of four hours weekly volunteer service throughout the academic year with ATZUM or an ATZUM approved organization. All application materials must be submitted by March 1, 2011. Click here for more information on the scholarship and how to apply.
The MASA program of the Jewish Agency awards grants and scholarships to students aged 18-30 for study in an approved Israel program of at least 5 months. The Conservative Yeshiva year programs are approved for MASA. MASA scholarship applications are available online. Note that part of the MASA application must be filed through the Conservative Yeshiva, once an applicant has been accepted.
Other Sources for Financial Aid
Your local Federation may be able to provide you with financial help for study in Israel.
Your synagogue, your family’s synagogue or your rabbi may also be able to provide you with funds or suggested sources of funding.
Ramah Israel Programs offers a limited number of work/study scholarships for one semester of study at the Conservative Yeshiva to students with extensive camp staff experience. To find out more, email Ramah Israel’s Lilmod Ulelamed program.
The Alisa Flatow Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the memory of Alisa Flatow, a 20-year-old student who was killed in a terrorist attack near the settlement of Kfar Darom on April 9, 1995. The Fund has been established to encourage others to follow in Alisa’s footsteps by studying Judaism at schools in the State of Israel. Awards are based on a combined merit and need basis. The intention of the Fund is to aid those students showing academic promise in religious studies and the need for financial assistance to pursue study in Israel. Please note the application deadline for the following fall is February 15!
The Amy Adina Schulman Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the memory of Amy Adina Schulman, a 20-year-old student who died suddenly of an aneurysm during her third year at Rutgers University. Amy Adina had a strong commitment to social justice and Israel. The Fund has been established to encourage others to pursue the ideals of egalitarianism, civil rights, peace, dialogue, love of Israel, among others, to which Amy Adina was committed. Awards are merit based; however, financial need is also a consideration. The intention of the Fund is to aid those applicants who demonstrate a strong personal commitment to bettering the lives of others.
Limited scholarship funds are available for residents of New York, Cleveland, OH, Tulsa, OK, and Western Massachusetts. Contact the Conservative Yeshiva office for details.
Residents of New York City, Westchester County, or Long Island may be eligible for free loans. Contact:
The Hebrew Free Loan Society
675 Third Avenue, #1905
New York, NY 10017
Stafford Loan Deferment
If you already have Stafford Loans, you may arrange to have your payments deferred while you are studying at the Conservative Yeshiva. You must request a deferral form from your lender that will be signed by the Conservative Yeshiva after you begin your learning program.
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Morris D. Baker (z”l) Endowed Scholarship
CAMBR Foundation Scholarship
Letitia Geller Endowed Fund
Rosalie Katz (z”l) Scholarship Fund
David and Elli Weinstein Scholarship Fund
Julius C. Weinstein (z”l) Scholarship Fund
Ruth Immerman Weinstein (z”l) Scholarship Fund
The Conservative Yeshiva thanks the following institutions, foundations, and individuals for providing annual scholarships
United Synagogue Youth Tikun Olam
Rabbi William Berman
Family of Horace Bier
Rabbi Mark Bisman
Brooklyn Jewish Center
Julius and Ray Charlestein Foundation
Morton and Malvena (z”l) Charlestein
Rabbi Gary Charlestein
Family of Matthew Eisenfeld (z’l)
Anne and Gerald Freedman
Marc and Michelle Gary
Rabbi Aubrey Glazer
Rabbi Steven Glazer
Rabbi Baruch Goldstein
Rabbi Michael Gotlieb
Mervin and Rosalind Gray
Leonard and Lois Green
Family of Stephen M. Gross (z’l)
Judge Joseph and Suzanne Gruber
Donald and Bluma Herman
Lee and Ronna Javitz
Scott and Shelley Kaplan
Dr. Richard and Rosalind Kaufman
Keren Keshet Fund
Al and Temma Kingsley
Charles & Lynn Kramer Family Foundation
Rabbi Benjamin Z. Kreitman
Franklin and Judy Kreutzer
Eugene and Gloria Landy
Dr. Ellen Lefkowitz
Rabbi Shalom Lewis
Rabbi Marc and Dr. Henia Liebhaber
Rabbi Steven Lindemann
Lipman Kanfer Family Foundaton
Dr. Bruce Littman
Jonathan M. Lopatin
Larry and Margo Magid
Rabbi Jonathan Maltzman
Rabbi Joyce Newmark
Charles and Jan Nirenberg
Robert and Joy Perla
Gary and Vicki Phillips
Robert and Susy Raful
Richard and Heidi Rieger
The Norman & Bettina Roberts Foundation
Rabbi David Rosen
Mark and Carol Rosen
Rabbi Len Rosenthal
Rabbi Francine and Marc Roston
Rabbi Bernard and Benita Rotman
Rudin Foundation, Inc.
Harry and Joan Samet
Rabbi Phil Scheim
Rabbi Joel Schwab
Norman and Irene Sholk
Donald and Lorraine Skupsky
Rabbi Marion and William Shulevitz
Alan and Margaret Silberman
Rabbi Melvin and Lenore Sirner
Richard and Sherrie Skolnik
Robert H. Smith Family Foundation
Morton and Miriam Steinberg
Rabbi Harlan Wechsler
Rabbi Loel and Patricia Weiss
Gary and Dr. Marilyn Wind
Dr. Stephen and Elysia Wolnek
Mark and Judy Yudof
And several anonymous donors