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Brandeis University Sachar Study Abroad Scholarships
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: Brandeis applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 02/16/2017
03/10/2017 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/02/2017 03/24/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2017 03/02/2017 03/24/2017 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 03/02/2017 03/24/2017 TBA TBA

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Program Description:
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 GPA is at least a 3.0.  Typical awards range from $500 to $2,000. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of a project statement, a faculty recommendation, and for finalists, an interview.
  • 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, with a preference for those studying in Poland and/or whose study abroad program includes 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.
The deadline for Fall 2016, Academic Year 2016-2017, and Spring 2017 is March 2, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Students eligible to receive financial aid from Brandeis University may apply for a grant to study abroad for Fall, Spring, 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 financial aid. (Exception: Applicants for the Helen Ke scholarship for study in China may be considered regardless of their financial aid status.)

Please read carefully the application form guidelines and instructions. We look forward to receiving your application and wish you all the best in your planning. Late applications will not be accepted. Recommendations should be from a member of the faculty.