Brandeis offers numerous scholarships and fellowships to students who have shown a capacity to achieve both in and out of the classroom.
The scholarships and fellowships outlined below are awarded to first-semester first-year students. The scholarship amount remains the same throughout your time at Brandeis and is renewable for up to eight semesters, provided you meet the minimum scholarship or fellowship requirements.
Most of these merit-based awards don't require additional application materials, which means all students are automatically considered during the application process. Exceptions (such as the Leonard Bernstein Fellowship) are noted where applicable.
For more information on our need-based financial assistance, please visit the Student Financial Services website.
Each year, in recognition of their potential impact and contributions to our classrooms, a select group of academically outstanding students at the top of our applicant pool receive a Dean, Presidential or Justice Brandeis Scholarship. These awards range in value from $10,000 to $20,500 annually.
The Stroum Scholarship is given to four outstanding graduating seniors from Waltham High School in Waltham, Massachusetts. To be considered, eligible students simply submit their admission application and CSS Profile.
Students admitted to the International Business Scholars five-year BA/MA program receive a scholarship that covers 25 percent of tuition for their year of graduate study.
Named for a founding member of the Brandeis University arts community, the Leonard Bernstein Fellowship is a distinctive, highly selective vocal and instrumental chamber music program. It provides a select number of accomplished musicians with private lessons, additional performance opportunities and a renewable scholarship of up to $20,500. This year, the Fellowship will be awarded to pianists, violinists, and vocalists. A recorded audition is required for consideration for the Leonard Bernstein Fellowship.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement as well as community service and activism. The amount of this scholarship equals the student's calculated institutional financial need.
Awarded to a select cohort of intellectually promising students with a demonstrated interest in the humanities, the Humanities Fellowship provides an annual scholarship of up to $20,500 as well as a small, one-time stipend. Fellows take part in an intensive seminar, work directly with humanities faculty and delve into leading-edge scholarship through special programming.
The Quantitative Biology Research Community (QBReC) is an interdisciplinary cohort that promotes student and faculty cross-departmental collaboration. QBReC Fellowship recipients gain immediate access to this community and can conduct research with top faculty working at the intersection of the physical and life sciences. Fellows receive an annual scholarship of $20,500, complete an intensive fall seminar and conduct an in-depth research project in one of six participating labs. Students who demonstrate excellence within the sciences and a passion for interdisciplinary study are invited by the admissions office to apply for this honor by mid-February.
International Scholarship Opportunities
The Wien International Scholarship Program has funded hundreds of Brandeis students from all over the world. This scholarship meets the full demonstrated financial need of each recipient, based on a complete review of financial documentation. The Wien Scholarship is awarded to exceptional international applicants who demonstrate strong academic achievement and extracurricular or community involvement.
Each year, The Davis United World College Scholars Program provides a $10,000 grant from the Shelby Davis Foundation. This grant is awarded to admitted students who demonstrate financial need and are graduates of a United World College.
The Richard and Barbara Silverman Endowed Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to students residing in Israel who have demonstrated academic excellence. Eligible candidates are considered automatically.
The Brandeis-Canada Endowed Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to Canadian residents who have demonstrated academic excellence. Eligible candidates are considered automatically.