Other Funding

At Brandeis University, you can take advantage of a number of funding resources both during your tenure as a student and beyond. Review the opportunities available below:

World of Work (WOW) Program

Brandeis’ WOW fellowship program is a highly competitive program that awards stipends to Brandeis undergraduates who pursue unpaid summer internships. Hiatt administers several types of WOW fellowships:

  • Universal WOW

  • Alexander P. Heckler/Governor Ann Richards Internship Fund in Politics & Public Service

  • Judith Cossin Berkman '59 Endowed Internship Fund in Social Work

  • Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund in Social Justice Fellowships

  • Rauch Family Trust Internship

  • Experiential Learning Internship Fellowships

  • Jewish Communal Service
Brandeis Internship & Research Grants

Brandeis offers a variety of ways to financially support internship experiences.

Please refer to the list below to find Brandeis funding sources that best match your needs and criteria. Some funding is based on type of experience including undergraduate research and study abroad, others are based on particular fields including politics and women’s and gender studies, and others are focused on geographic location including the India Initiative.

External Grants & Fellowships

Foundation Grants to Individuals

The Library has a subscription to Foundation Grants to Individuals which provides details on foundations that offer scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals. 

External Fellowships

The Office of Scholarships and Fellowships located within Academic Services can help guide you through the necessary steps in applying for academic fellowships such as Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater and others. Additional fellowships are listed in Handshake.

Jordan Liebhaber Scholarship for young adults wanting to do community service work projects, particularly those benefiting seniors.

The Hiatt Career Center can help you in tailoring your resume, and reviewing your personal statement, and coaching you through the interview process. If you are applying for an academic fellowship that requires Brandeis University nomination, you must work with the Office of Scholarships and Fellowships.

YMA Fashion Scholarship

The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund encourages gifted and enterprising liberal arts students to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retail and business. The program offers internships, career mentoring from prominent senior executives, and $5,000 scholarships for students interested in the business of fashion as a career.


  • Eligible students must be a current sophomore, junior or senior. 

  • Overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or above.

  • Completion of a case study as part of the application. Students must work with a faculty member on the development of their case.

  • Applicants will be expected to participate in an interview with a YMA FSF School Ambassador.

  • Students must have a desire and passion to enter the Fashion Industry.

Brandeis is 1 of the 41 educational institutions nationwide selected to participate. For additional information about YMA and the scholarship fund, visit the YMA website.

To apply to the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, contact Alice Kelikian.

Scholar Jet

schol·ar·jet (noun)

  1. A skills-based competition where students can win money for their education, show their skills off to employers, build a portfolio and do what they love.

  2. A way for employers to hire top, diverse talent in an innovative, efficient, and fun way.

  3. Better than a scholar(ship)

The scholarship competitions are open to all undergraduate students with financial need and range from a variety of skills from coding to sales to finance to entrepreneurship. Rewards are up to $3,000 to pay for school, as well as direct connections to companies that are looking to hire for an internship, co-op, and entry-level positions.

ScholarJet is an online scholarship platform that focuses on skill-based scholarship opportunities, sponsored by internationally revered companies. They offer students scholarships that go beyond simply earning money for school; the sponsoring companies are actively looking to expand their diverse professional network and want to connect with talented students for entry-level positions.

Review current competitions from Scholar Jet. 

Brandeis Fund for Internship Transportation Expenses

This fund is used to assist students with funding for transportation expenses incurred while pursuing an internship for credit at Brandeis.

  • Reimbursement may be used towards the expense of traveling to the internship (Examples: Uber fees, train or bus fees, tolls)

  • Funds are limited and may not cover all travel expenses

  • Hiatt works to support as many students as possible


  • Students must be currently enrolled at Brandeis and pursuing an unpaid internship

  • Preference is given to students in financial need

  • Requests will be reviewed upon receipt each semester (Fall and Spring) on a rolling basis

To request consideration, complete the Discretionary Fund for Internships

Contact Ines Stafford with questions.