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 Directory Online Professional

Please log into Brandeis Scholar to access this online source that lists scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards and other financial support specifically for 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. Seniors graduating in the fall of 2016 are not eligible to apply.

  • 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.