92% of AJU students receive scholarship support.  With our wide range of scholarships and financial assistance, an AJU education is within reach.

Scholarships and grants do not have to be repaid. AJU scholarship and grant opportunities are based on a range of criteria, including:

  • Merit-Based Scholarships: Your academic record determines eligibility.
  • Need-Based Grants: Eligibility is based on financial need and the FAFSA is required.
  • AJU Opportunity Grants: Eligibility for some grants is met through other non-need-based criteria, such as individual excellence, leadership potential, and community engagement.

For maximum consideration, students are encouraged to apply by the priority deadlines.

Undergraduate Scholarships & Grants

  • Presidential Scholarship

    Awards range from 80%-100% of tuition and require a minimum 3.75 GPA plus an additional scholarship essay. Open to new incoming undergraduate students only.

  • Dean's Merit Scholarship

    Awards range from 50% - 70% of tuition and require a minimum 3.2 GPA plus an additional scholarship essay. Open to new incoming undergraduate students only.

  • AJU Opportunity Grant

    Awards range from $2,500 - $10,000 per academic year, and require a minimum 2.5 GPA. Open to new incoming undergraduate students only.

  • Gap Year Scholarship

    Awards are $7500 per academic year, and require a minimum 2.0 GPA as well as successful completion of a recognized gap year program. Open to new incoming undergraduate students only.

  • Social Justice Grant

    $1,500 award to applicants with demonstrated commitment to social justice issues

  • Leadership & Ethics Award

    $1500 award to applicants with demonstrated leadership and commitment to ethics.

  • Community & Culture Award

    $1500 award to applicants with specific interest in Jewish culture and/or the American Jewish University community.

  • AJU Tuition Grant

    AJU Tuition Grants are awarded by American Jewish University to eligible full-time students to help offset the cost of tuition and/or on-campus housing. Open to graduate and undergraduate students, and based primarily on need.  Completed FAFSA and financial aid application required for grant evaluation.

  • AJU Housing Grant

    One academic year of fully-paid on-campus housing (double occupancy) for new students whose home resident is 75+ miles from campus and met other academic criteria. Open to new incoming undergraduate students only.

Graduate Scholarships & Grants

  • MBA Changemaker Scholarships

    MBA Changemaker Scholarships are open to all MBA applicants. These generous merit-based scholarships range in value from 50-80% of the cost of a student’s tuition for both academic years of the program. Changemakers have a passion for transformation and a desire to advance their work towards social innovation and creating lasting change. Students must submit the ChangeMaker Scholarship application to the AJU Nonprofit MBA Program with their application.

    Contact the gradassistantataju.edu (Graduate department) for more information.

  • Bookman Family Scholarship for Working Professionals

    Open to current and new MBA students, the Bookman Family Scholarship Fund allocates resources annually for the purposes of providing financial assistance to a deserving student demonstrating the attributes of Barbara and Milford (Bud) Bookman. They were the parents of Mark Bookman, former American Jewish University Provost, and were strong participants in, and supporters of, civic engagement and volunteerism. 

    The recipient of this scholarship must demonstrate a history of engagement in the nonprofit sector as a working professional or volunteer. Particular attention will be given to character and ethical appropriateness as it relates to practical business applications. 

    Contact the gradassistantataju.edu (Graduate department) for more information.

  • Ziegler Program Awards

    Ziegler Awards are granted to each Ziegler School student, based on the available funds. Because Ziegler Awards are contingent on the availability of funds to distribute, an award in one academic year does not guarantee another in subsequent years. Ziegler awards are granted on a need-blind basis. To be eligible for Ziegler Awards, continuing students must be in good academic standing, with a cumulative Ziegler School grade point average of at least 3.0 at the time that awards are granted.

    Contact the ziegadataju.edu">Ziegler School for more information.

  • AJU Tuition Grant

    AJU Tuition Grants are awarded by American Jewish University to eligible full-time students to help offset the cost of tuition and/or on-campus housing. Open to graduate and undergraduate students, and based primarily on need.  Completed FAFSA and financial aid application required for grant evaluation.