Scholarships and Fellowships

With its deep commitment to financial assistance, Brandeis maintains a strong need-based scholarship and fellowship program.


To be considered for an institutional scholarship, a student must submit the CSS/PROFILE, available from College Board. Even those students from families with strong financial resources are encouraged to file the CSS/PROFILE; many scholarship holders at Brandeis report family incomes of $100,000 or more.

Following is a list of all merit scholarship opportunities offered by Brandeis to undergraduate students.

With the exception of the Brandeis Achievement Award, which is offered only to rising juniors, these scholarships are offered to entering first-year students only.

Consult your merit scholarship notification letter for the expiration policy that applies to your particular award.

International Scholarship Opportunities

The Wien International Scholarship Program has funded hundreds of students from all over the world since its inception in 1958. This need-based scholarship meets the full demonstrated financial need of each recipient and includes funds for one round-trip air ticket each year between the United States and the student’s home country. Wien Scholarships are awarded to exceptionally accomplished international applicants who demonstrate strong academic achievement as well as significant extracurricular or community involvement.

Alumni and Friends Scholarships combine grants, university employment and loans to meet the demonstrated financial need of admitted international students.

The Davis United World College Scholars Program provides a $10,000 grant each year from the Shelby Davis Foundation to any graduate of one of the United World Colleges who demonstrates financial need and is admitted to Brandeis. Brandeis will meet the student’s remaining financial need with the Alumni and Friends Scholarship.

The Sylvia and Joseph Slifka Israeli Coexistence Scholarship is a full scholarship awarded every other year to two Israeli citizens, one Arab and one Jewish. The scholarship provides the resources for tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, and one round-trip air ticket each year between Israel and the United States. Applicants must be Israeli citizens, demonstrate strong academic achievement and English proficiency, and have been involved significantly in coexistence efforts. The scholarship is open to students who are committed to, and will work to foster, greater tolerance and understanding between Arab and Jewish Israelis. Applications for this award will be considered in fall of 2014 for the 2015 entering class.

The Malkin Israeli Endowed Scholarship is a full scholarship awarded to one Jewish Israeli student every four years who will work to foster greater tolerance and under-standing in both Israel and the United States. Candidates should present evidence of serious involvement in coexistence efforts. The Malkin Scholarship provides the resources for tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, and one round-trip air ticket each year between Israel and the United States.