Scholarship Opportunities

Are you new to OU or currently an OU student in search of scholarship opportunities?
Then this is the page for you. Below is a partial list of scholarship opportunities! Please contact the OU Scholarship Office or visit their website for information on their opportunities or listings ( 

Ben Shanker Family Foundation Scholarship Fund

Applications Open Now through April 15th, 2022!

This scholarship was established to support and celebrate a diverse student body and promote the spirit of inclusiveness of all religions and cultures at The University of Oklahoma. To apply, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at OU or an international student enrolled in at least one year of study. The scholarship is awarded based upon demonstrated involvement in programs, activities, and interests relating broadly to Jewish-themed academic and cultural engagement, studies in or involving the State of Israel, including coursework in the Hebrew language and Hebrew or Jewish literature. Qualifying academic interests in these fields may be either contemporary or historical.

2022 Carrie Jacobi Scholarship Fund of the
Oklahoma City Jewish Foundation

The Carrie Jacobi Scholarship Fund is part of the Oklahoma City Jewish Foundation. This fund originated from a generous bequest by Ruth Jacobi Mack to the Council of Jewish Women of Oklahoma City in 1975. In 1989, the Council of Jewish Women of Oklahoma City requested that the Carrie Jacobi Scholarship Fund be administered by the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City.


The Carrie Jacobi Scholarship Fund was made a restricted account in the Oklahoma City Jewish Foundation (the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City’s foundation).​

The Carrie Jacobi Scholarship Fund Committee determines grant parameters for the Scholarship Fund.

Jewish high school seniors and college students are invited to apply annually for consideration of a higher education grant (technical school, college or university). Grants range from $360 - $3,600.

Requirements for 2022 Carrie Jacobi Scholarship Fund grant requests:

1.   Applicants must be Jewish, have a permanent address within the service area of the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City, and be legal residents of Oklahoma. The service area includes the following seven counties: Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Kingfisher, Logan, Lincoln and Pottawatomie.

2.   Applicants must submit all requested information electronically to the Jewish Federation by March 1, 2022. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

3.   Grants will be awarded on the basis of (in no particular order):

      Academic achievement including activities, honors and awards received

​      Financial need.

      Demonstration of community involvement and service.​​

4.   Additional details related to receipt of a grant from the Carrie Jacobi Scholarship Fund:

      Each recipient must agree to confirm receipt of the grant check.

      Each recipient must agree to submit a transcript for the school year in which the grant was applied along with other pertinent information from the school year (activities, honors and school/career plans). 


Previous applicants may reapply but must submit, as stated above, the information required following the receipt of the first grant. Applicants who have already received one grant should expect if a second grant is awarded, the amount will most likely be less.

Scholarships must be used for one school year – from fall through summer semesters.

All applicants will be notified of the scholarship grants by June 15, 2022.

Return application and documentation electronically to:


Rachel Johnson, Interim Executive Director

Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City


Hillel International Scholarships

Hillel International has an array of scholarship opportunities! For more information please visit their website (deadline for submissions is March 15th, 2021)! There is also a list of available scholarships by state.

The University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma offers a wide range of scholarships! Information on these, their requirements, deadlines and more can be found here!

The Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies at OU

To learn more about these scholarships and opportunities, please visit their website here!