Information for University Students – Scholarship Instructions

Helyn B. Reich Scholarship

Information for University Students

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Scholarship Instructions

The scholarship application involves the following items:

  • Application Form
  • Passport size photo of yourself – does not have to be your passport photo but should be a headshot type photo appropriate for posting on our website
  • Financial Background Form
  • Official university transcript
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Submit one letter from a leader in the Jewish community (i.e. rabbi, Hillel staff member) who can attest to your involvement in the Jewish community and pro-Israel activities. Submit another letter from a professor or academic adviser vouching for past academic performance.
  • Personal Statement: Submit a personal statement on the following topic. Statement should be two pages double-spaced, 600 words maximum.
    What is your personal connection to Zionism? How do you define Zionism, and what does it mean to you to be a Zionist today?

Please note that submitted application materials become the property of AZM.  Email application and supporting documents as attachments to:

azm@azm.org

Handwritten or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  To complete your application first fill out the application form.  Next create a new PDF of your application and save it to your computer.  If you do not already have the capability of creating PDFs on your computer you can download a free application: CutePDF Writer

In order to email the scholarship as an attachment fill out the application first online then click “print” and choose your PDF program.  This will allow you to save the application as a file and send it as an attachment.

When submitting your application please include the names of the people writing your recommendations

All application materials including letters of recommendation must arrive  by the deadline

Scholarships will be determined within one month of the application deadline and scholarship funds will be sent directly to the university in Israel to be put towards the student’s tuition.

All scholarship recipients are expected to write a report for AZM on their experience at the end of the semester.