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 an array of financial assistance.

Melanie and Amanda
Melanie and Amanda - Midcareer Fellows 

The Midcareer Fellowship at Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University
The Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University is now accepting applications for the Midcareer Fellowship, a generous national fellowship program that helps you pay for part-time study while you work in your community.  The program is designed for those who work in Jewish education and community organizations and want to strengthen their management or pedagogic skills as well as enhance their Jewish knowledge.

To qualify, all prospective BHI Midcareer Fellows must:
• Be currently employed in the Jewish community (minimum 15 hours per week)
• Have a minimum GPA of 3.0

• Take a minimum of two courses per semester toward a Masters in Leadership 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

Need-based Scholarship
Need-based scholarships will meet Towson University criteria for need and will be awarded based on ranking by the TU Financial Aid office. Please visit Financial Aid  for more information. 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 semester that apply toward the student's Judaic Studies degree.  Students receiving a 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.

If you qualify, please submit a written request to the BHI office explaining your qualifications for a Merit Scholarship. Email requests to asapia@towson.edu or mail to Baltimore Hebrew Institute, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252.

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.  The scholarship is given for only one semester per academic year.  The maximum award for the year is $800.

If you qualify, please have your supervisor send a letter on the organization’s letterhead confirming your employment and employment hours.  Letters may be sent via email (asapia@towson.edu) or postal service to Baltimore Hebrew Institute, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252.  Please note that an employment confirmation letter is required for each semester.

Deadlines for scholarships, fellowships and awards:
• All requests by current students for scholarship for the 2017/2018 school year must be
received in the BHI office one month before classes begin.  
• BHI Judaic Award employment confirmation letters are due one month prior to the start of the semester.
• 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.