Scholarships

Jewish Service remains steadfast in our commitment to keeping Israel programming options accessible and affordable. Below are some suggested scholarships to explore. Families are encouraged to reach out to MASA Israel to discuss further funding opportunities.

Go Overseas Volunteer/Intern Abroad Scholarship

The Go Overseas Volunteer and Intern Abroad Scholarship offers $500 scholarships twice a year for internship or volunteer programs.  Visit Website

Ezer Mizion Scholarships

Canadian post-high school students attending educational programs three weeks or longer can partner with Ezer Mizion and raise funds. Your fundraising efforts will not only benefit you and your program, but a portion will be used to pay for the processing of DNA testing to grow our Bone Marrow Registry, helping to save lives around the world.  Visit Website

The Alisa Flatow Memorial Scholarship Fund

For participants of post-high school study programs that earn college credits in Israel. The Fund is for those students who show academic promise in religious studies and a need for financial assistance to study in Israel.  Visit Website

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to university students who are part of the progressive movement on campus or the community, actively working for peace and justice.  Visit Website

Diversity Abroad Scholarship

$1,000 scholarships available for students studying at Hebrew University or through Living Routes.  Visit Website

Jeff Seidel's Scholarship to Israel

$400 scholarships for Jewish students towards airfare to come to study in Israel on affiliated programs for Birthright Israel and Hillel alumni.  Visit Website

The Rotary Foundation

 Visit Website

Aliza Flatlow Memorial Fund

For those studying a year in Israel and who need financial assistance. Maslool participants preferred.
Amount: Please inquire
Contact: Dr. Wallace Greene, Executive Secretary
  Apply online

Beth Tzedec Congregation Men's Club Scholarship

The scholarship is open to all students pursuing higher Jewish education. Key criteria are the program of study, the ultimate benefit to the Jewish community, and financial need. Apply

Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel

Students entering their senior year of high school will travel to Israel for a five-week period of study and sightseeing. This can be applied before a Year of Service. Contact: 518-475-7212  Visit Website

Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University Scholarships

For information on all scholarships, including amounts and deadlines, contact:
Moshik Galanty
3080 Yonge Street, Suite 3020, Toronto M4J 3N1
(416) 485-8000
mgalanty@cfhu.org
Open to students applying to study at the Hebrew University  Visit Website

Asper National Scholarship Fund

Open to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants of Canada. Based on financial need. 

Joe Ain Memorial Scholarship

Available to Canadian students who have participated in the March of the Living. Attach a separate written request for consideration to application.

OSOTF Scholarships

Given annually to one or more students from the Ontario universities listed below in any area of study for full-time enrollment at Hebrew University.
Financial need must be demonstrated. Apply directly to the university. Must be successfully registered with Maslool and Jewish Service.

McMaster University
Elizabeth Seymour
905-525-9140 x 24528
seymour@mcmaster.ca

Queens University
awards@queensu.ca
Visit Website

University of Toronto
416-978-2190
Visit Website

University of Guelph
519-824-4120 x 56032
mbertolo@uoguelph
Visit Website

University of Ottawa
613-562-5734
loansandawards@uOttawa.ca
Visit Website

York University
416-736-5823
cjs@yorku.ca

Hebrew Culture of Canada Dr. Leon Aryeh Kronitz Memorial Scholarship

Directed towards recent high school graduates, university students, or graduate students pursuing Teacher Training or General Studies in Israel. Email for application.
czf.national@federationcja.org
514-739-7300 x 3100
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Please inquired

Dennis Waldman Foundation for Jewish Education

For study in Israel. Essay and interviews are required.
Download application from website Visit Website
Deadline: Early May

Emunah Scholarship

Emunah gives three scholarships to girls in their last year of high school who will be spending a school year in a religious Zionist seminary in Israel. For Shalem or Maslool participants only. For more information, contact the Emunah Women of Toronto office at 416-636-0036.

Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies Scholarships, York University

All scholarships are open to full-time York students who have completed at least one full year at York and who will be studying in Israel. Scholarships are generally not awarded to students for whom the year in Israel will be their last at York. For application information, visit http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/

Bar-Ilan University Scholarship

Given annually to a York student enrolling in the new one-year-abroad program at Bar Ilan University. For Maslool participants only. Apply directly to Canadian Friends of Bar Ilan at  admin@cfbiu.org

Berek and Regina Gertner OSOTF Bursary in Holocaust Studies

Given annually to a graduate or undergraduate student who has demonstrated interest in Holocaust studies by virtue of course work or research projects. The award may be used for study in Israel and is based on financial need. For Maslool participants only. 

Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University OSOTF Scholarships

Given annually to one or more York graduate or undergraduate students in any area of study for full-time, semester, or summer study at Hebrew University. The value of the award is based on financial need. Limited to Ontario residents; must show financial need. For Maslool participants only.

Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University OSOTF Scholarships (incorporating the Berdie and Irvin Cohen Award, the Vera Dolly Denty Award, the Marnie Kimelman Award, and the Louis Manpel Award)

Given annually to one or more York graduate or undergraduate students in any area of study for full-time, semester, or summer study at Tel Aviv University. The value of the awards is based on financial need.  

Esther Sarick OSOTF Bursaries in Jewish Education and the Arts

Given annually to assist graduate and undergraduate students in the York University archeological field study course in Israel. Financial need must be demonstrated. For Maslool participants only.

Gertrude and Jack Friedman Memorial Award

Given annually to assist a York University student in Jewish Studies, preferably a graduate student, to pursue a program of study and/or research at an Israeli university. In the event that in any year no suitable graduate candidate applies, the award may be given to an outstanding undergraduate in the field of Jewish Studies or Jewish Teacher Education. For Maslool participants only.  

Hebrew University Scholarship

Given annually to a York Student for one year's full-time study at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The value of the award is tuition and room. Preference is given to students currently enrolled at York in Jewish Studies, especially Jewish Teacher Education. For Maslool participants only.

Leonard Wolinsky Scholarships

Given annually to two York undergraduates for one year’s full-time study in an Israeli university. Preference is given to students currently enrolled at York in Jewish Studies, especially Jewish Teacher Education. For Maslool participants only.  

Leonard Wolinsky OSOTF Scholarships

Given annually to one or more York undergraduate or graduate students for one year's full-time study at an Israeli University. The award is based on financial need. For Maslool participants only.

Israel Project Paid Summer Fellowship

A unique, high-powered 9-week paid summer fellowship opportunity. Those eligible include college and graduate school students in Journalism, Political Science, Judaic Studies, or Public Relations programs. Also open to those beginning their careers. For Maslool participants only.  Visit Website
202-857-2761

Marina Goldfarb Yabrov Scholarship

Open to Bialik graduates
Contact: Sonia Shron
416-783-3346
Sshron@bialik.on.ca

MASA Israel Journey Canada Scholarship Fund

Enables young Jews 18 to 30 to building lasting relationships with Israel. Provides connections to programs, grants, and scholarships towards program fees as well as support activities, workshops, and resources in Israel. Offering more than 160 programs.  Visit Website
Contact: Dani Fine at dfine@ujafed.org
Amount varies
Deadline: Depends on program

Mercaz-Canada Conservative Movement Scholarships for Israel Summer Programs

Scholarships for those attending a Conservative program in Israel. Congregation must match or exceed amount of scholarship.  Visit Website
Contact: Mercaz Canada
1000 Finch Avenue West, Suite 508, Toronto M3J 2V5
416-667-1717
Amount: $200

NCSY Israel Scholarship

For those who are active in NCSY. Must show financial need.  Apply Online
Contact: National Conference of Synagogue Youth at info@ncsy.ca
905-761-6279 x 229

Jewish Foundation, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto Scholarships

Meyer Gasner/Joe Berman Education Scholarship Fund
For those not eligible for a MASA Israel Journey scholarship.
Contact: Miriam Daniels, 416-635-2883 x 5116 or mdaniels@ujafed.org

Morris Pulver Scholarship Fund of Israel and the Hushy Lipton Memorial Scholarship Fund

For those not eligible for a MASA Israel Journey scholarship.
Contact: Miriam Daniels, 416-635-2883 x 5116 or mdaniels@ujafed.org

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