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Hillel International Scholarships for Jewish Students

Be notified in November 2022 when Hillel International's scholarship application opens!


At Hillel, our mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people, and the world. One way in which Hillel fulfills this mission is by helping incoming freshmen and current college students pay for the cost of college. 

Scholarships are open to students who identify as Jewish, who are attending or preparing to attend four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, and meet the individual scholarship requirements listed below. See the full list of eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions.

Scholarships from Hillel International

Grad Cap

Handeli First-Year Student Scholarship

Award Amount:

Application Deadline:
 March 1, 2023

The Handeli First-Year Student Scholarship is awarded annually to two graduating high school seniors who are preparing to seek a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must demonstrate a record of leadership and/or volunteer service in any aspect of their local community, and must also self-identify as Jewish.

Student Leaders

Hillel Campus Leadership Award

Award Amount:

Application Deadline:
 March 1, 2023

This scholarship is awarded annually to two full-time students seeking a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university who demonstrate extraordinary leadership abilities, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants must self-identify as Jewish and commit to attending at least one Hillel event in the upcoming school year. Previous attendance at Hillel events is NOT a requirement for this scholarship.

Scholarship Program Deadlines
Scholarships Timeline


Past Scholarship Recipients

Learn about the recipients of the Handeli First-Year Student Scholarship and Campus Leadership Award. Through leadership and volunteerism, these Jewish students exemplify Hillel’s values of pursuing social justice (tikkun olam and tzedek) and supporting their peers and local communities.

More Scholarships

Looking for more scholarships? Our Jewish Scholarships Portal allows you to search from more than 600 college scholarships just for Jewish students! Filter scholarships by location, school year, award amount, study abroad, and much more!