Scholarships and Fellowships
Brandeis offers a number of scholarship and fellowship opportunities to students who have exhibited outstanding achievement in and out of the classroom. These scholarships are awarded to entering first-year students only. All students will be thoroughly considered during the application process, and with a few exceptions noted below, will not be required to submit any additional materials to support their candidacy for merit aid. For more information on our need-based financial assistance, please visit the Student Financial Services website.
Brandeis-Sponsored Merit Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to the most academically outstanding students in our pool. Each year, a select group of students at the top of the applicant pool are awarded a Dean, Presidential, or Justice Brandeis Scholarship, which range in value from $10,000 to $17,500 annually. These scholarships recognize the potential impact of a student’s contributions in the classroom at Brandeis. Students do not need to apply for merit funding, and will be thoroughly considered during the application process.
Stroum Family Waltham Scholarship
Brandeis International Business School (IBS) Scholars
Edward Fein Scholarship
The Edward Fein Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to students from Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington who have shown leadership through active participation in the Jewish community. Students must submit the CSS/Financial Aid Profile in order to be considered, but do not need to apply separately for the scholarship. It is recommended that students include their contributions to the Jewish community in the extracurricular section of their application.
The Leonard Bernstein Fellowship
The Leonard Bernstein Fellowship, named for a founding member of the Brandeis University arts community, is a distinctive and highly selective instrumental chamber music program. The fellowship provides a select number of accomplished instrumentalists the benefits of private lessons, additional performance opportunities, and a $15,000 renewable scholarship. To learn more, visit our website.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship
Theater Arts Fellowship
The Theater Fellowship is awarded to a select group of intellectually and creatively promising admitted students with a demonstrated interest in theater, specifically: acting and movement, stage management and design, directing, and playwriting. Fellows will receive an annual scholarship of $17,500 as well as a modest one-time stipend, take part in a dedicated discussion section of Theater 10A: Introduction to Performance and collaborate directly with Theater faculty. Students do not need to apply for this honor, and will be automatically considered by the Admissions Committee. To learn more, visit our website.
Opportunities for International Students
How To Be Considered
Brandeis was founded on the principles of passion for learning, commitment to social justice and equality, respect for creativity and diversity, and concern for the world. Our global focus permeates throughout campus, and our international students play an important role in our community. While we are need aware for international applicants, we are committed to meeting the full demonstrated need of all admitted international students through institutional and endowed scholarship funds. To be considered for these awards, international students must submit their CSS Profile and supporting financial documents.
The Wien International Scholarship Program
The Davis United World College Scholars Program
The highly prestigous Israeli Scholarship honors students with demonstrated academic excellence, contributions to school and community, and promise for continued personal growth. With preference given to applicants from Israel who qualify for financial assistance, the Israeli Scholarship will sponsor one student's tuition. Students must submit the CSS/Financial Aid Profile and supporting financial documents in order to be considered, but do not need to apply separately for the scholarship. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average each year to maintain the scholarship.
Richard and Barbara Silverman Endowed Scholarship
The Richard and Barbara Silverman Endowed Scholarship was established to enhance educational opportunities for Israeli students. Deserving Israeli students who reside in Israel and have demonstrated financial need will be considered for this scholarship. Students must submit the CSS/Financial Aid Profile and supporting financial documents in order to be considered, but do not need to apply separately for the scholarship.
Brandeis-Canada Endowed Scholarship
The Brandeis-Canada Endowed Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to Canadian residents who have demonstrated academic excellence. Students must submit the CSS/Financial Aid Profile and supporting financial documents in order to be considered, but do not need to apply separately for the scholarship.