Australasian Union of Jewish Students

Scholarships and Subsidies

Scholarships and Subsidies

We believe that every Jewish student should be able to travel to Israel on an organised program, regardless of financial circumstances.

The following list of scholarships, subsidies, and loans is intended to assist you with your application to participate in an AUJS program to Israel. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully and contact either AUJS or the organisations listed for more information and to apply.

All scholarship or subsidy amounts are in Australian dollars, unless specified otherwise, and are subject to variation by the listed organisations.

In addition to this list, AUJS may agree to provide interest free payment plans on mutually-agreed payment schedules. Please contact ip@aujs.com.au for more information.

Masa Israel scholarships 

Eligible programs AUJS Aviv
Eligibility All participants
Application dates TBC
Amount US$500 universal scholarship for every participant. Needs based scholarships up to US$10,000 also available, depending on the length of your program.
Description The AUJS Aviv program qualifies for a Masa scholarship. All Masa Israel participants are eligible to apply for universal and needs-based scholarships. It takes up to 45 days for applications to be processed in Israel. Once your Masa grant has been approved, the grant is automatically deducted from the total cost of the program.
Apply masaisrael.org/grants

 

JCA Millie Phillips Jewish Education Fund

Eligible programs AUJS Aviv, AUJS Academy
Eligibility Participants from NSW and ACT
Application dates At the time of your registration
Amount Varies
Description The JCA Millie Phillips Jewish Education Fund is designed to support educational programs for Jewish students. Means-tested subsidies are available for AUJS Aviv and AUJS Academy for applicants from NSW and ACT. The application process includes an application form and supporting documentation.
Apply aujs.com.au/register

 

JCA Millie Phillips Jewish Education Fund – LDP Scholarship

Eligible programs AUJS Leadership Development Program
Eligibility Participants from NSW and ACT
Application dates By invitation only
Amount Either a full or partial place on the program.
Description Through the generous support of the JCA Millie Phillips Jewish Education Fund, a full scholarship is offered for an involved member and aspiring leader of the Jewish community to participate on AUJS Leadership Development Program.
More information ip@aujs.com.au

 

JCA Dave Burnett Leadership Development Program Scholarship

Eligible programs AUJS Leadership Development Program
Eligibility Participants from NSW and ACT
Application dates By invitation only
Amount Partial place in the program.
Description The JCA Dave Burnett Leadership Development Program Scholarship, in memory of the late Dave Burnett, a dedicated AUJS Vice-Chairperson and aspiring leader, supports one participant annually to attend AUJS' premier international leadership program.
More information aujs.com.au/dave_burnett_fund

 

Asher Israel Scholarship

Eligible programs AUJS Aviv, AUJS Academy
Eligibility All participants
Application dates Annually in October
Amount Return ticket to Israel
Description As a living memory to Richard Asher Waynblum, the sum of a return ticket to Israel will be provided for a young person aged between 17 and 25 wishing to spend time in Israel for a minimum period of six weeks.
More information For application forms, contact Carin Danon at Brighton Shule on 03 9592 9179 or email brighton.shule@brightonshule.org.au

 

Adler – Kaspi Israel Scholarships

Eligible programs AUJS Leadership Development Program
Eligibility All participants
Application dates TBC
Amount Scholarships up to $5,000
Description In memory of Andrew Adler Z"L and Shlomo Kaspi Z"L, scholarships to Israel are available for young adults to cover costs or tuition to undertake studies or professional development in Israel. Candidates should be aged between 21 and 30. Preference is given to applications with established financial need. The scholarship funds must be used within 12 months of being awarded. Preference will be given to applicants who are active in the Jewish or general communities. Applications closed in 2015 on 31 May. At this stage the scholarship is not offered on an annual basis.
More information For application forms, email admin@caulfieldshule.com.au

 

The William Kaye Memorial Study in Israel Scholarship

Eligible programs AUJS Aviv, AUJS Academy
Eligibility Any person of any religion who is a resident in Australia or New Zealand. They must plan to undertake a study program in Israel for 16 days or more, of which at least half must be on a formal study course. The course and its institution must be open, just, and equitable to students, and must not denigrate any group or approach to Judaism.
Application dates Annually in April
Amount Scholarships up to $6,000 (usually $1,000 to $3,000)
Description The scholarship fund has been established in memory of the late The Hon William Kaye AO, a long-standing member of the Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism, to assist people to study in and develop their relationship with Israel. Is is particularly intended to assist those who would otherwise struggle to fund such a study visit.
More information For application forms, email office@lbc.org.au

 

Erman Trust

Eligible programs AUJS Aviv, AUJS Academy, AUJS Leadership Development Program
Eligibility Participants from New Zealand
Application dates Twice annually
Amount Varies in NZD.
Description Under the auspices of the Auckland Zionist Society, the Erman Trust was established with a generous endowment left by the late Alice Erman. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to members of the New Zealand Jewish community who wish to further their education by participating in programs in Israel.
More information ermantrust.co.nz

 

Jewish Care Jump Start Interest Free Loans

Eligible programs AUJS Aviv, AUJS Academy, AUJS Leadership Development Program
Eligibility Victorian residents, serviceability (ability to repay the loan over 3 years), 2 guarantors
Application dates Monthly rolling applications
Amount Minimum $1,000 up to a maximum of $10,000
Description Jewish Care in Victoria offers Jump Start interest free loans for those experiencing financial difficulty. Loans are awarded following an application process and include an expectation to repay the loan within an agreed timeframe.
More information Contact Jewish Care on 03 8517 5999 or email info@jewishcare.org.au

 

Monash Abroad Travel Scholarship

Eligible programs AUJS Aviv, AUJS Academy, AUJS Leadership Development Program
Eligibility Enrolled students at Monash University
Application dates Rolling applications
Amount Varies between $200 and $2,500
Description The Monash Abroad Travel Scholarship is designed to support you in experiencing any kind of international exchange (from internships and volunteering, to presenting at conferences or taking up clinical placements, that will add value to your degree, and to your career. The scholarship includes comprehensive travel insurance coverage.
More information Contact Monash Abroad

 

The Bernard Lustig Memorial Scholarship

Eligible programs AUJS Leadership Development Program
Eligibility Victorian participants
Application dates Annually in April
Amount Scholarships of $2,500
Description B'nai B'rith Victoria has offered the Bernard Lustig Memorial Scholarship annually since 1955. It is the longest established scholarship available to Jewish students in the state. The grant category applicable to AUJS international programs is intended to support the travel costs of a tertiary student who has displayed outstanding leadership in Jewish student activities and wishes to further his or her experience overseas.
More information For application forms, contact the B'nai B'rith office on 03 9576 1116, email council@bbvic.org, or visit 71 Kooyong Rd, Caulfield North VIC 3161

 

The Jenny Goldberg Community Service Grant

Eligible programs AUJS Leadership Development Program
Eligibility Victorian participants
Application dates Annually in July
Amount A grant of $2,000
Description Under the auspices of B'nai B'rith Victoria, the Jenny Goldberg Community Service Grant is to honour the memory of the late Jenny Goldberg and to acknowledge her commitment, support, friendshift, and untiring work that she gave to the community; Jewish and non-Jewish. Candidates may be nominated by individuals, or communal, educational, youth, or sports organisations and/or other related communiuty groups/activities. Candidates must reside in Victoria, be Jewish up to 35 years of age, demonstrate a commitment to community service and/or volunteer involvement in areas such as community organisations, youth groups, sports clubs, schools, universities, etc. Candidates must describe how the grant will assist in furthering the candidate's personal/professional development and interest in the area of community service and/or volunteer involvement via skills development, training and educational programs of such that will enhance the candidate's contribution to the community, or for other appropriate purposes. Candidates must provide the names of two referees to support the application.
More information For more information, contact Frieda Shapiro on 03 9505 3353 or 0414 504 089, or contact the B'nai B'rith office on 03 9576 1116, email council@bbvic.org, or visit 71 Kooyong Rd, Caulfield North VIC 3161