Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Scholarship For Study At Israeli Universities

Purpose

The Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Scholarship For Study At Israeli Universities has been established at The George Washington University to support and encourage recent graduates planning graduate study at an Israeli university.

Award

  • Award covers tuition costs for one year of the graduate program.

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

  • US Citizen
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or recent graduates of any GW undergraduate school.  Bachelors degree should have been received no earlier than 5 years prior to the time of application, and recent graduates should not have matriculated in a graduate program prior to application.
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA

Selection Criteria

  • Quality and relevance of proposed study for candidate"s intellectual, personal and/or professional development, as described in the statement of academic purpose.
  • Academic accomplishments
  • Preference is given for applicants planning to attend: Hebrew University, Ben Gurion University or Bar Ilan University.
  • Evidence of prior consistent commitment to public service, especially to the Jewish community.
  • Preference is given for applicants who have studied at a Jewish elementary and/or secondary school; show interests and aptitude in pursuing Hebrew language and the study of Jewish culture and related disciplines.
  • Quality of candidate"s personal statement. The personal statement should present an "intellectual autobiography" providing a context in which to understand the statement of academic purpose.

Note

Selection is merit-based, though preference may be given to equally qualified candidates with clear evidence of financial need.

Application

A completed application consists of: a) Gruss application, b) statement of purpose, c) personal statement, d) transcripts from all universities attended, e) resume/CV, f) two writing samples, g) letter of admission (if available).  Dowload the Gruss Scholarship Application:

Deadline

Monday, May 15, 2017