Shapell’s Tuition and Scholarships
We do not want financial constraints to prevent anyone from studying at Shapell’s
Tuition and Fees for the 2013 -2014 academic year are U.S. $18,000. This amount includes a $400 non-refundable registration fee due upon acceptance, activities fee, tuition, room and board. These fees are subject to periodic adjustments. Inquiries concerning fees for out of dorm students, monthly or part-time programs are welcomed.
Tuition is due in two payments – payment of half the fee is due three days after arrival and the balance of payment is due within three months after arrival.
Preferred methods of payment of tuition are cash, check or bank transfer. Payments by Visa or Mastercard are welcome, but are subject to a 3% surcharge due to additional bank charges incurred by Darche Noam.
Payment may be made directly to Darche Noam through any one of our offices. Contact information for Darche Noam offices.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
MASA is a joint project of the Jewish Agency and the Israel Government to promote long term study in Israel. The basic requirements are that you be between the ages of 18 and 31 and attending a program of at least 5 months in a MASA recognized school (which we are). MASA offers an automatic grant of $4500 for a 10 month program for college graduates from North America and a $1000 grant for college graduates from other countries. In addition, MASA also offers a financial needs based scholarship which together with the grant could reach a maximum of $10,000. You can find all sorts of information at their website http://www.masaisrael.org/Masa/English/ . Complete the on-line application at http://www.masaisrael.org/Masa/English/MASA+Grants/How+to+apply+online.htm
S. Daniel Abraham Scholarship Program
Yeshivat Darche Noam/Shapell’s is an approved institution for the S. Daniel Abraham Scholarship Program. You can find more information and apply online on the Abraham Scholars Website.
The Zoltan and Ibolya Bernat, z”l Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship provides a limited number of monthly stipends to married couples studying at Darche Noam (husband at Shapell’s and wife at Midreshet Rachel). The stipends are up to a maximum of $400 per month for living expenses and are awarded based on academic/leadership potential and financial need. For applications contact Rabbi Yehoshua Seidenfeld at email@example.com.
The Joseph Gritz Memorial Scholarship Fund.
This scholarship provides students unable to pay tuition with partial assistance. Criteria include applicant’s background and potential for mastering independent learning skills. Applicants must be studying at Shapell’s for a full academic year to qualify. For applications contact Rabbi Yehoshua Seidenfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORE Scholarships and Financial Assistance
JNF’s Plant Your Way to Israel program
Youth through age 26 can raise money for a trip to Israel by asking family and friends to plant trees with JNF. Half of the proceeds of each donation ($36 minimum) will go towards planting a tree in Israel and the other half goes into a student account which can be redeemed for any trip to Israel. Special tree certificates (one per each $36 donation) is sent to a designee on behalf of the donor. Funds may be redeemed when a total of 10 sales have been made, and $180 is accrued towards the student trip. See www.jnf.org/pyw for more information and registration details.
Note that assistance may also be available from a student’s synagogue, JCC or Hillel. Scholarships are often available from local Federations. To find your local federation website, see the Jewish Federation List.
The following organizations also provide scholarships for students studying in Israel:
Torah Letzion is an organization whose goal is to assist students with their dream of learning in Israel. Although mainly for students just graduating from high school, if you went to a Jewish high school and did not spend a gap year in Israel, you may be eligible.
Mizrachi Organization of Canada, If you are from Canada, contact us for details and forms.
Jeff Seidel’s Jewish Student Information Center ($500 scholarship towards airfare to come study in Israel)
Additionally, students may apply to Yeshivat Darche Noam/David Shapell College for financial aid. Assistance is available in the form of generous scholarships and work-study.