Baltimore Hebrew Institute Scholarships and Fellowships

BHI is committed to supporting the education of Judaic scholars, educators, and communal professionals who exemplify excellence in their chosen fields. Students enrolled in TU's graduate Judaic Studies and Jewish Professional programs have access to BHI's mid-career fellowship, as well as need- and merit-based scholarship opportunities.

Midcareer Fellowship at Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University
The Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University is now accepting applications for a new national fellowship program. The Midcareer Fellows will be selected as part of a cohort of students studying at five institutions of higher education across the country that offer Masters Degrees in Jewish Education and Jewish Communal Service.
The fellowships are specifically designed for professionals who already work in the field, and who wish to enhance their management or pedagogic skills, as well as strengthen their Jewish knowledge. Fellows must be working on their degrees on a part-time basis while they continue their work in the Jewish community. Selected Midcareer Fellows will receive generous tuition scholarships and will be required to attend the annual Midcareer Fellows Conference organized by the participating schools. The conference will provide fellows with opportunities to learn together, share best practices, and to network with colleagues.

Selection and Eligibility Criteria
All prospective BHI Midcareer Fellows must:
• be currently employed in the Jewish Community
• have a minimum 3.0 GPA
• take a minimum of 2 courses per semester towards a Masters in Jewish Education or Masters in Jewish Communal Service at Towson University 
• submit 2 letters of recommendation: one from a supervisor or colleague and one personal reference
• submit a personal statement to the Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University

• interview with the selection committee

Merit and Need- Based Scholarship application information and due dates for 2014-2015:
Scholarship awards are determined by the BHI scholarship committee.  Need-based scholarships will meet Towson University criteria for need, and will be awarded based on ranking by TU Financial Aid office. Students receiving merit scholarships from BHI must take two or more 3-credit courses per semester.  Courses must apply toward the student's Judaic Studies degree.  All scholarship recipients are required to help with BHI events, attend the TU Foundation Scholars Luncheon, and comply with TU Foundation/Development Office requirements and/or write thank you letters to donors. Students receiving Merit scholarship must come into the graduate program with a cumulative GPA from previous degree(s) of 3.5 or higher and while in the graduate program must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Procedures for applying for scholarship:
Email requests to or mail to Baltimore Hebrew Institute, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252.
Merit Scholarship

Submit a written request to the BHI office explaining your qualifications for a Merit Scholarship.
Need-Based Scholarship
File FAFSA with the Towson University Financial Aid office
Submit a written request to the BHI office explaining any special circumstances that should be considered along with the TU Financial Aid office FAFSA ranking.

All requests by current students for scholarship for the Fall 2015 school year must be
received in the BHI office by July 26, 2015 (one month before classes begin).  
All requests by new applicants to Towson University’s Judaic Studies graduate programs must be received in the BHI office by the first week of class.

Note: scholarship amounts cannot be assigned until the student has registered for class.

Note: scholarships and fellowships only cover tuition for courses that are part of the Jewish Studies or Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service graduate programs.  Amounts awarded will not exceed tuition costs.

For more information about BHI scholarships, please contact Michelle Taylor (410-704-7118).
For information about FAFSA and Financial Aid/loans, please contact the Financial Aid office


Contact Us
Jill Max
Director, Baltimore Hebrew Institute
Towson University, College of Liberal Arts
8000 York Rd.
Towson, Maryland 21252

Michelle Taylor
Program Coordinator, Baltimore Hebrew Institute