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Scholarship for Seminary in Israel

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  • Started 3 years ago by stickynote
  • Latest reply from trak443

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  1. stickynote
    tries to get out of sticky situations..:)

    Does anybody know how someone can get a scholarship so that they can got to Seminary in Israel?? Like organizations, websites..etc. (I am doing this for my friend who really needs help)
    Please answer as soon as possible.
    Thank you.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. fabie
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    Some of them work with Pell grants.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. guy-ocho
    Member

    Try the touro "Israel Option". I dont know too many details about it. But here is a link.
    http://www.touro.edu/las/programs/Israel/

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. showerzinger
    Member

    In general SEMINARIES ARE CASH COWS so odds of getting a scholarship are slim to none. I know in some cities the Federation will cover your Visa costs if you do some paper work. Also, there is a new seminary that is opening that claims they can give scholarships,so you can suggest that to her as well. Hatzlacha!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. stickynote
    tries to get out of sticky situations..:)

    Sorry, I forgot to mention that she wants to go to BJJ..also how does the Pell grants work?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. truth4ruth
    Member

    Firstly, in order to qualify for most scholarships, she would need to be enrolled through an accredited college, like Touro for their "Study Abroud" program. (May require SAT score and a committment of attending the college once they return form seminary). The school should also have details or grants on scholarships available to financially eligible students.

    Next, I would do a google search for college scholarships and apply for anything that looks interesting. You never know!

    As a note, there is a grant available from the State of Israel to seminaries, but only a few American seminaries take advantage of it. It is called "Masa" and you can google it for their website as well. If anyone has additional information, I'd be very interested to get more details myself. :)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. mamashtakah
    Member

    Make aliyah.

    No kidding.

    My daughter attends a midrasha that has an Israeli program and an Anglo program. I can tell you that we, as Israelis, are paying less than half of what the Anglos are paying. For pretty much the same program and the same amenities.

    The differences? The American girls are two to a room; the Israelis are four to a room. The American program is in English. The Americans have a curfew.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. pet peeve
    Member

    Masa works with a lot of seminaries and yeshivos, and gives about $1000 to virtually all who apply.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. trak443
    Member

    MASA offers $1000 to ALL applicants, and a maximum to US residents of $4000 if you're income is less than $22,500 per person in the household (including boys learning in yeshiva). Some of the more right-wing seminaries are a little leary of (being known that they) take MASA, so they go thru "Peninat Yisrael" a clearing company that arranges and coordinates the MASA program for them. Peninat takes $600 administrative fee, so the girl only gets $3400.

    Pell (also known as "FAFSA) is a federal grant offered to those enrolled in a US college. Like the Tour Israel option mentioned above, HTC in Skokie, IL, and MJI in Detroit both offer opportunities to enroll and learn abroad. HTC like Touro requires (decent) SAT scores, MJI doesn't. HOWEVER, MJI costs considerably more to register. (HTC also charges registration up front, MJI, I THINK, doesn't require $$ up front, but take a bigger piece of the $$$ before forwarding to the seminary.)

    TAP is a NYS grant similar to FAFSA, and that would be the only reason to pick Touro over one of the others.

    Most seminaries due to the current economy, will offer a small discount, if requested.

    TTI (Raizel Reit) is working on an ISRAEL option. Don't know if it will be ready in time for this coming September, though.

    If you live in NY and got over an 1875 on your SAT, then you MIGHT be eligible for the Byrd scholarship (1500 @ year for 4 years!)

    General note: Seminaries ARE a for-profit business. Don't like it? jealous? get over it! or start you're own if it's so easy. I don't own one, but I know a few of the owners, and yes, they are making money, big deal, they are entitled to charge what they want. BUT, none, of them, I REPEAT, none of them are making TONS of money. They are comfortable. and why shouldn't they be?

    Posted 3 years ago #

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