Now accepting spring 2020 Helen B. Reich Memorial Scholarship applications through January 14, 2020.
The Helyn B. Reich Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 in memory of Helyn B. Reich, wife of founding AZM President Seymour D. Reich. The initial gift in Helyn’s memory was given by Mrs. Sarah Fischer and her son Dr. Stuart Fischer.
Reich scholarships are awarded each fall and spring to a limited number of American students who choose to study at one of several designated Israeli universities or attend post-college long-term programs. The scholarship seeks to recognize candidates who have demonstrated academic excellence, pro-Israel activity in their personal lives and show a commitment to future involvement with the Jewish and Zionist community. Preference is given to candidates who decide to spend the full year in Israel. Financial need will also be considered, though more emphasis will be placed on merit. Scholarship amounts generally range from $750 to $1,500.
ELIGIBILITY for post-university programs in israel
- Applicants must be American.
- Applicants must have been accepted to participate in a MASA Israel Journey program such as Israel Career Experience, OTZMA or WUJS Institute-Arad program for a minimum of one session (Preference given to students attending for a full year). Click HERE for a full list of MASA Israel programs. Please note that not all programs can qualify and that participants in Graduate Programs and Summer Programs ARE NOT eligible for this scholarship.
- Applicants must be actively engaged with pro-Israel activities in their Jewish community in the United States.
- Recipients of the Helyn B. Reich Scholarship will be expected to remain involved with the American Zionist Movement following their return to the United States. Involvement may include promotion of the American Zionist Movement or one of its member organizations and attendance at AZM events and telephone and e-mail contact with future scholarship applicants.