We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Winner's names will be posted in May. Online applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be available in October 2014.
The Alisa Flatow Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the memory of Alisa Flatow, a 20-year-old student studying in Israel murdered in a terrorist attack in near the settlement of Kfar Darom on April 9, 1995. Alisa was in Israel to study her religion and to live among the Israeli people.
The Alisa Flatow Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to encourage others to follow in Alisa's footsteps in a year long program offering the full-time pursuit of traditional Jewish studies at schools in the State of Israel.
The number of scholarships is quite limited and are awarded on a competitive basis. To qualify for a scholarship award, studies must be of a post-high school nature. Study can be in programs which earn college credits. (For instance, a student may attend a yeshiva and receive credits which may be applied to a degree program at a University.) Programs at Israeli universities and institutions and other organizations that combine secular and Judaic studies will be reviewed by the Fund's Committee to determine eligibility on a case by case basis. In all cases, an approved institution must have a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status and must also have an American affiliate mailing address.
Awards are given based on a combined scholarship and need basis. The intention
of the Alisa Flatow Memorial Scholarship Fund is for it to be especially
valuable to those students students showing
academic promise in their religious studies and the need for financial assistance to pursue study in Israel. Students
already studying in Israel should not apply for the scholarship, as other
programs exist to assist them.