Masa Grants: As a Masa Israel accredited program, IAS participants are
eligible to apply for Masa Israel universal grants and need based scholarships.
Grant and scholarship awards are dependent on your country of origin, your
financial situation, your age and the length of your program.Grants and scholarship funds from Masa are credited toward program tuition (or given
as a reimbursement where applicable).To
determine your grant and scholarship eligibility and to apply for a Masa Israel
grant or scholarship, please visit www.masaisrael.org/grants.
Masa also came out with a list of other scholarships available to Jewish students wishing to go to Israel.You can download that list here.
Boren Scholarships: Earn up to $20,000 in exchange for a year abroad plus a year of service within a U.S. National Security agency. Funded by the National Security Education Program, the Boren Scholarships offer undergraduate students studying high-need fields like Arabic Studies, the opportunity to study abroad in the country and deeply immersed in local and regional culture. Emphasis is on culture and language and specifically how this knowledge can ultimately be used to the benefit of the U.S. National Security efforts. Boren Scholars willing to study overseas for a full year are given preference and the program is extremely competitive for obvious reasons.
Boren Fellowships:Available to students in graduate studies also pursuing degrees in high need fields, including Arabic Studies. Fellows may opt to study stateside, abroad or both. Language and/or culture studies are welcomed. Fellows may participate for up to 2 academic years, for a total of $30,000 in scholarship money. Service within the National Security sector is expected to equal the term of scholarship. Also, a very competitive program.
Department of Homeland Security Scholarships: Popular among undergraduate and graduate students studying a physical or social science or technology degree that relates directly to a DHS initiative. For Arabic Studies students the two main areas of DHS research that may provide pathways for scholarship funding are the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences or Immigration Studies. This is a scholarship for service. All students selected for the program receive full tuition scholarships for one academic year, plus paid summer internship, plus between $1,000 and $2,300 monthly stipends.
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS): funded by the Department of Education and administered through various colleges and universities. These scholarships help graduate and doctoral level students participate in language studies and research directly relevant to high need languages, including Arabic and other Middle Eastern languages. Eligible students are paid a stipend as scholarship aid. Awards are $7,500 per semester for the one year FLAS program or $2,500 for an intensive summer program.
Hashomer Hatzair (UK): Residents of the UK and Ireland who have a place on the
Arabic Semester can apply for the Hashomer Hatzair (UK) centenary award of up
to £5,000. Applicants should send their CV and a short essay (between 500 and
1000 words) outlining their reason for attending the seminar to: The
Scholarship Committee, Hashomer Hatzair (UK) Hashomer House, 37A Broadhurst
Gardens, London NW6 3BN or (preferably) email John Strawson (chair of the
Committee) at firstname.lastname@example.org