Scholarships & Fellowships

Baltimore Hebrew Institute (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 generous financial assistance through an array of scholarships.

Melanie and Amanda
Graduates of the Master's program in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service. 

Need-based Scholarship

Need-based scholarships will be granted based on Towson University criteria for need and will be awarded based on ranking by the TU Financial Aid office. If you qualify, please submit your FAFSA to the Towson University Financial Aid Office and also 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.

Merit-based Scholarship

Students receiving merit scholarships from BHI must take two or more 3-credit courses per term that apply toward the student's Judaic Studies graduate degree. Students receiving a merit scholarship must come into the graduate program with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and/or have a minimum GPA of 3.4 while in the graduate program.

BHI Judaic Award

This scholarship is for students working in the Jewish community. Students working in Jewish institutions are required to be working a minimum of 20 hours per week. Students teaching in a Jewish religious or day school are required to be teaching a minimum of 2 hours per week. 

If you qualify, a letter from your supervisor, on the organization’s letterhead, confirming your employment and employment hours will be requested with the application.  

Deadlines for Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

  • All requests for scholarship must be received in the BHI office one month prior to the start of the term.
  • BHI Judaic Award employment confirmation letters are due one month prior to the start of the term.

Application Process

Scholarship are available through an on-line scholarship application award system, Academic Works. Registered students should contact the BHI office for available scholarship opportunities.  Applications can be completed here.

Questions regarding scholarships or the application process can be directed to Jill Max at 

Golden I.D. Tuition Waiver Program

The Golden I.D. Tuition Waiver Program is offered to senior citizens at least 60 years of age. The program offers a substantially discounted flat-fee rate for up to three undergraduate or graduate courses (with 11-unit maximum) in fall or spring terms and for up to two courses (with 7-unit maximum) in the summer.