Merit Fellowships and Financial Aid

For MA Students
Students who wish to earn a master's degree in Jewish Education at The Davidson School (in-residence or online learning) are considered for scholarships of up to 100%, based on merit and need. 

Thanks to the generosity of The Davidson Family Foundation, The Davidson School is pleased to offer generous fellowships for exceptional applicants to full- and part-time, in-residence, and online for those that apply by March 1. Those that apply after March 1 will be considered, depending on the availability of funds. Full-time students are funded for up to three years. Part-time (including online) students are funded for up to three years, with the possibility of renewal for a fourth year.

Applicants for these merit-based and need-informed fellowships must fill out the FAFSA  (JTS Code 002740) so that the fellowship committee can ascertain your financial need. If you want to be considered for US Federal loans, you may work with JTS Financial Aid office upon your enrollment.

For Full-Time EdD Students.
Full-time students entering the doctoral program generally receive full-tuition fellowships and a significant living stipend.

For All Students
Students who plan to pursue a career in North American Jewish Community should apply for a Wexner Fellowship sponsored by the Wexner Foundation.

The Wexner Graduate Fellowship / Davidson Scholars Program helps to support your leadership growth during graduate school. Participating in this program is a unique opportunity for leadership growth for those entering graduate school programs designed to train them to become Jewish professional leaders.

In addition to a full-fellowship for graduate study, fellows receive a living stipend of $30,000 per year for up to three years, and become part of a diverse professional community that encourages learning about one's self as a leader though interactions with others with different points of view. To be eligible, you must be committed to devoting your professional career to enhancing the North American Jewish Community, and be between the ages of 21 and 40. All Wexner application materials must be submitted to the foundation in early January. Please check the foundation's website for details.

Students who have an interest in working in New York's Jewish communal sector may be interested in UJA-Federation's Wiener Educational Center's scholarships. Scholarship recipients are required to intern within UJA-Federation of New York's network of agencies, area synagogues, or day schools while receiving scholarship funds, and to work in those settings, in the UJA-Federation of New York catchment area, for a minimum of two years after graduation. Scholarship recipients also participate in a number of educational seminars throughout the year to grapple with some of the key challenges facing the organized Jewish community.

Learn more about UJA-Federation's Wiener Educational Center's scholarships and download the application. Applications must be submitted early in the calendar year. Please visit the UJA website for details.

The JCC Association Scholarship Program provides merit-based financial aid for students to use towards an advanced degree that will lead to or enhance professional careers in the Jewish Community Center movement. Full-time students receive up to $10,000 per year for a one- or two-year period to pursue graduate studies that lead to a professional career in the JCC Movement. As a JCC Association of North America Graduate scholar, each recipient will participate in a program of selected JCC Association educational experiences and career development seminars.

All graduate scholars must complete a field placement at a JCC during their studies. These placements will be worked out individually with the scholarship coordinator and the JCC. Applicants must be committed to beginning their career in the JCC Movement. Recipients agree to work in the JCC Movement for two years post graduation. Learn more about the JCC Association Scholarship Program.

We would like you to consider attending a Ramah camp this summer. You will gain valuable training and mentoring in your career by being part of one of our inspiring communities.

As a student in The Rabbinical School, the H. L. Miller Cantorial School, The Davidson School, or The Graduate School, you are eligible to receive the Shapiro Fellowship stipend of $2,000 in addition to your camp salary.  Your stipend is earned when you complete a successful summer and attend four 90 minute seminars in fall 2015 on the impact of Camp Ramah, a chance to reflect on your summer experience. Each student accepted into the Shapiro Fellowship program who spends a full summer at an overnight Ramah camp will receive a full stipend. Those working at a day camp (not in residence) and those who can only work half the summer can earn partial stipends.

Please email Alana Tilman at to request an application and begin exploring summer opportunities with Ramah.