Tuition and Living Stipend

Maharat is tuition-free. Full-time, four-year semikha students receive a stipend in the amount of $12,000 per year. Students in our Kollel: Executive Ordination Track receive a stipend in the amount of $5000 per year.

Entrepreneurial Fellowship

As an Entrepreneurial Fellow, one student per year will receive an additional stipend of $3000 for each of her four years in the semikha program (totaling $12,000). In addition, she will participate in the elite group of rabbinic entrepreneurs who make up Hillel International’s Office of Innovation. The Entrepreneurial Fellow will also receive up to six hours of professional mentorship from a seasoned Jewish communal professional for one year. The Fellow will be selected by a committee which includes lay supporters of Maharat.

Interest-free Loans

For students residing in the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester and Long Island, the Hebrew Free Loan Society offers interest-free graduate study loans to help with expenses while studying at Maharat. Please contact Amanda Shechter, Maharat's Executive Director, at for more information. Students from other geographic areas are encouraged to find out whether there is a similar loan society in their area.

External Scholarships

Accepted students are also encouraged to apply to the Wexner Graduate Fellowship and the UJA Graduate Fellowship Program.