Students with interest in Jewish history and culture, Israel, or the Middle East who are looking for ways to combine their interest with preparation for careers in high tech, the business world, or international affairs are invited to apply for NYU's Innovation Scholarship.

Students chosen for this program will be part of a select group enjoying unique curricular and co-curricular activities.  At the heart of the program is a semester at NYU Tel Aviv, where a rigorous academic curriculum is combined with professional development activities and cultural immersion revolving around Israel's recent experience in innovation, entrepreneurship, research and development, and other disciplines critical to the success of the “start-up nation.”

In the program students will learn from:
- Academic lectures by leading scholars on the economy of Israel, the Israeli culture of entrepreneurship, and essential business topics including leadership and strategy, marketing, and finance;
- Visits to start-ups, research and development labs of multinational companies, and technology accelerators;
- Meetings with high-level industry executives, investors, and venture capitalists;
- Networking sessions with leading professionals drawn from Tel Aviv's NYU alumni network;
- Individual mentoring by NYU alumni


Program participants will receive a special scholarship of $5,000 toward their semester in Tel Aviv.  Students who complete a major in Hebrew and Judaic Studies will receive an additional $5,000 scholarship during their final semester at NYU.


To be eligible, applicants must have declared a major or minor in Hebrew and Judaic Studies at the time of the application. At Tel Aviv, they will be expected to take Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Israel - MGMT-UB 9087. Students may take an additional business course if desired along with courses in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Students are highly encouraged to participate in an internship connected to Innovations in Israel which can be arranged by the Internship Coordinator at NYU Tel Aviv.

Shanghai students are eligible to apply! Please reach out to your academic advisor for more information.