Since 1957, the American Jewish League for Israel has supported a progressive, strong, economically viable State of Israel. The American Jewish League for Israel (AJLI) is not connected to any political party in Israel or the United States. It is independent and dedicated to keeping its members informed and involved.

How Do the Scholarships Work?

An endowment fund has been established where all contributions are retained and prudently invested. Income is withdrawn and awarded to qualified students annually as scholarships. As gifts are added to the Fund, income grows annually. The goal is to double the number of scholarships granted at regular intervals. For application form, click on the link at the end of this page.

The Screening Committee will consider each student's merit regardless of whether or not there is financial need. Qualified individuals must be accepted for credit at one of the following Israeli institutions of higher learning (NOTE: we will consider study at other qualified university and study programs):

Frequently Asked Questions about the Scholarship Program

1. What is the application due date?
Each year, the application due dates vary slightly.
The application for our 2018 Scholarship must be submitted in its entirety by April 30, 2018 in order to be considered. Unfortunately, we are unable to make provisions to review applications beyond that date.

2. When will the AJLI scholarship recipients be announced?
The AJLI Board typically decides on its scholarship recipients by June. All applicants will be notified of their application status.

3. How much is awarded under the AJLI scholarship program?
The scholarship awards typically range from $4,000 to $6,000, and are designed to help defray the costs of tuition at your study program in Israel.

4. How many scholarships are awarded each year?
Depending on the number of qualified applications, we typically award between 5 to 6 scholarships each year.

5. How are scholarship proceeds disbursed?
All scholarship proceeds will be disbursed directly to your study program in Israel. We are unable to disburse funds directly to the scholar, or defray non-tuition related costs.

6. Who can apply for these AJLI scholarships?
Our mission is to foster Jewish spiritual and cultural values through the experience of living and studying in Israel and, at the same time, strengthen the ties that bind Jews in the United States to Jews in Israel so that upon returning to the United States, scholarship winners will be better able to communicate those ties to American Jewry. Any person, regardless of background or faith, that helps further this mission is encouraged to apply.