finances:

Tuition and Living Stipends

Maharat is committed to giving women a role in shaping the Jewish future. In addition to providing women a path to Orthodox semikha, Maharat invests in each student.  Applicants that meet eligibility criteria and are accepted to study at Maharat will receive a full scholarship to defray the cost of tuition. 

A living stipend is also offered to eligible students.

 

Interest-free loans 

The Hebrew Free Loan Society offers interest-free graduate study loans to help students residing in the five boroughs of New York while studying at Maharat. 

 

Fellowships 

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

 

Students seeking to build new Jewish communities, who can demonstrate initiative in this field, will be considered for the Rabbinic Entrepreneur Fellowship. Offered in conjunction with Hillel’s OOI (office of innovation), it includes an additional stipend over four years, participation in OOI’s course for a year, and further support in the form of mentorship from a seasoned Jewish communal professional for one year.