Brandeis University Study Abroad Scholarships
For the past 30 years, thanks to the inspiration of President Abram Sachar and the continued support of Brandeis alumni, professors, and staff, the Undergraduate Committee for Study and Research Abroad has administered a grant competition for students on need-based financial aid planning to study abroad during their college career. Please see the list of available scholarships below.
We encourage applications from all qualified undergraduates, especially sophomores whose G.P.A. is at least a 3.0. Typical awards range from $500 to $1,500. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of a project statement, overall academic record, and a faculty recommendation.
- The George and Gertrude Gerzon Endowed Scholarship for Eastern European Holocaust Studies was established to support students who will be studying in Eastern Europe, taking coursework related to the Brandeis University Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Program or its successor Department or Program while abroad, specifically courses or projects related to Holocaust studies.
- The Edward Cohen Scholarship supports students interested in studying abroad in Israel.
- The Helen Ke Memorial Scholarship is available to students interested in studying abroad in China and learning Chinese. Note: this scholarship is the only Brandeis Study Abroad Scholarship that may be awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
- Saul Epstein and Meyer Schindler Endowed Scholarship for Overseas Study is available to female Humanities students interested in studying overseas.
- The Joel Friedland '76 Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship gives preference to students from the Midwest but any student with need-based financial aid may apply.
- The Alberta Gotthardt and Henry Strage International Scholarship supports students wishing to study abroad in a developing country outside of the U.S., Canada or western Europe.
Applications for students studying abroad in Academic Year 2021-22, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 are due on March 4, 2021.
Students eligible to receive need-based financial aid may apply for a grant to study abroad for Fall, Spring, or Academic Year. Preference will be given to students who are planning to study abroad for the full year or fall semester only. The only merit scholars (e.g., JBS, Presidential) who may apply for a Brandeis Study Abroad Scholarship are those who also qualify for need-based institutional financial aid.
Exception: Applicants for the Helen Ke scholarship for study in China may be considered regardless of their financial aid status.