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student finances

Tuition and Living Stipends

Maharat invests in students by fully covering the cost of all tuition and fees and by providing full-time students with living stipends. Part-time students may also be eligible for living stipends. Maharat is committed to making our Core Semikah and Beit Midrash programs financially accessible.

Interest-free loans 

​The Hebrew Free Loan Society offers interest-free graduate study loans to help students residing in New York City while studying in-person at Maharat. Please contact Amanda Shechter for more information.​

 

North American Fellowship Opportunities

The UJA Graduate Fellowship is for rabbinical and other students enrolled in Jewish graduate programs who are dedicated to pursuing a career in a Jewish Federation or other Jewish communal organization in North America. This is a multi-year fellowship. Learn more.

The Nachshon Project Launchpad Graduate Fellowship is for rabbinical and other students enrolled in Jewish graduate programs who are dedicated to pursuing careers that serve the North American Jewish community. This multi-year fellowship is for people with three to ten years of Jewish professional experience. Fellows are required to work in the Jewish community for one and a half times the length of their graduate program. Learn more.

Students in their final two years of Maharat’s Core Semikha program are eligible to apply for the one-year Fellowship for Rabbinic Entrepreneurs, a program within Hillel’s Office of Innovation (OOI). This $10,000 fellowship rewards creativity and innovation in the rabbinate and provides coaching to assist the fellows in actualizing their projects. Learn more.  

 

Additional Sources of Income

Many students work part-time and in the summers to supplement their Maharat stipends. The global Maharat student and alumnae communities share tutoring, job, fellowship, and grant opportunities with each other on a regular basis. 

Questions? Contact Dr. Katie Light Soloway.

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