Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Scholarship For Study At Israeli Universities

The Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Scholarship For Study At Israeli Universities has been established at The George Washington University to support and encourage recent graduates planning graduate study at an Israeli university.


  • US Citizen
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or recent graduates of any GW undergraduate school.  Bachelors degree should have been received no earlier than 5 years prior to the time of application, and recent graduates should not have matriculated in a graduate program prior to application.
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA

Special Considerations

Selection Criteria

  • Quality and relevance of proposed study for candidate's intellectual, personal and/or professional development, as described in the statement of academic purpose.
  • Academic accomplishments
  • Preference is given for applicants planning to attend: Hebrew University, Ben Gurion University or Bar Ilan University.
  • Evidence of prior consistent commitment to public service, especially to the Jewish community.
  • Preference is given for applicants who have studied at a Jewish elementary and/or secondary school; show interests and aptitude in pursuing Hebrew language and the study of Jewish culture and related disciplines.
  • Quality of candidate's personal statement. The personal statement should present an "intellectual autobiography" providing a context in which to understand the statement of academic purpose.

Selection is merit-based, though preference may be given to equally qualified candidates with clear evidence of financial need.


Award covers most tuition costs for one year of a graduate program.


A completed application consists of: a) statement of purpose, b) personal statement, c) transcripts from all universities attended, d) resume/CV, e) two writing samples, f) letter of admission (if available).

To apply, please complete a Gruss Scholarship application, available through CURF's InfoReady portal


Deadline for applications is mid-May.


Class Year

  • Senior
  • Recent Graduate


  • Other

Program Type

  • Graduate Study


  • Middle East

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