Helyn B. Reich Scholarship
Information for University Students
About the American Zionist Movement
The American Zionist Movement is a coalition that connects groups and individuals across ideological and religious spectrums to work to strengthen the connection of American Jews with Israel, facilitating dialogue, debate and collective action to further Zionism in the United States and abroad. AZM is the American affiliate of the World Zionist Organization, the Zionist Federation in the United States.
As part of its mission to develop young Zionist leadership in the next generation, the American Zionist Movement grants scholarships to a limited number of students for study in Israel. Scholarship recipients uphold a standard of excellence, demonstrating past pro-Israel activity and a commitment to future involvement with Israel and the Jewish community. Financial need will also be considered, though more emphasis will be placed on merit. Scholarship amounts generally range from $750 to $1,500.
- Applicants must be American and studying at an American college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
- Applicants must have been accepted to study in Israel at an undergraduate program at Ben-Gurion University, University of Haifa, or Tel Aviv University for a minimum of one semester (Preference given to students attending for a full year). Students applying to a seminary, summer program or gap year program are not eligible for this scholarship.
- Applicants must be actively engaged with pro-Israel activities on their college campus and/or 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.