JUC strives to assist long-term students in their academic pursuits by providing financial aid options. Students applying for one or more scholarships must meet the requirements detailed below. All scholarships are subject to the availability of funds and are credited against the student’s account.
Students may apply for one or more scholarships on the same scholarship application.
Please be aware that before your scholarship application can be reviewed by the JUC Scholarship Committee, you must first be accepted into a JUC program. The scholarship application must be submitted prior to the expected term of study by the program application deadline.
April 15 - Fall Priority Scholarship Deadline
June 1 - Fall Semester Application and Regular Scholarship Deadline
September 15 - Spring Priority Scholarship Deadline
November 1 - Spring Semester Application and Regular Scholarship Deadline
A $7,500 per-semester award granted in honor of the university’s founder, Dr. G. Douglas Young, to Master of Arts students at JUC. Applicants should demonstrate excellent academic record (GPA 3.6 or higher), a passion for building relationships with those living in the Middle East, and a desire to teach the Bible. To be eligible, the student should be enrolled full time. The award is renewable for a second semester provided the student has demonstrated Christ-like character and academic excellence. This scholarship is good for a maximum of one year and can be combined with other scholarships. This scholarship needs to be reapplied for each year.
A $3,000 per-semester award granted to two Master of Arts students entering their second year of studies at JUC who have demonstrated a strong faith, caring spirit, financial need, and academic excellence (GPA of 3.4 or higher). To be eligible, the student should be enrolled full time. The award is renewable for a second semester provided the student has maintained at least a GPA of 3.4, making the total award equal to $6,000 over the course of an academic year. This scholarship is funded by the Raidie P. Merdinger Trust.
A $1,000 semester award granted to qualified students. To be eligible, students must be either: 1) full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Cedarville University, or 2) full-time JUC Master of Arts students. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The student should be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester. Students who have financial need are given priority when considering applications. This scholarship is funded by Dr. Duane and Sharon Wood’s generous endowment. The Woods’ have spent their careers investing in the lives of students enrolled in Christian higher education and have served multiple years in leadership roles at JUC.
A $1,000 to $4,000 grant per semester awarded to students working on graduate studies at JUC (includes master of arts students, graduate certificate students, and study abroad students). At the time of application, students must demonstrate academic excellence (GPA of 3.5 or higher) and a promising future of leadership in ministerial and/or academic contexts propelled forward by a passion to teach the Bible. To be eligible, the student should be enrolled full time each semester. The award granted is renewable for subsequent semesters provided a GPA of 3.5 or higher is maintained. The JUC Arch Grant is made possible by donations given toward the Dr. John and Malveena Peterson Fund, Vernon Alexander Fund, Philip Berg Fund, and Dr. George Giacumakis Fund, as well as additional donations dedicated to the JUC Scholarship Fund. The number of awards issued, and the amount of award, varies year-to-year based on the level of scholarship funding available at the time of application.
A $4,000 to $6,000 fellowship per semester awarded to students working on a Master of Arts degree or Graduate Certificate at JUC who also demonstrate a commitment and passion to serve. To be eligible for this award, the student must live on campus and maintain a full-time student status. The fellowship is renewable provided the academics, services rendered, and demonstrated leadership remain strong. Multiple JUC Servant-Scholar Fellowships are available per semester, and they may be combined with other merit-based scholarships. Servant-scholars are expected to serve in their roles a maximum of 10 hours per week. The JUC Servant-Scholar Fellowship is subject to U.S. tax laws.
Full-time Christian workers in Israel are eligible for a scholarship of up to 50% of tuition and non-field-study fees. The 50% reduction may apply to multiple courses, as long as they are taken for credit. This discount does not include field study fees or other course material costs. To be eligible, students must submit a Long-Term program application to JUC and provide documentation demonstrating proof of ministry. This discount is renewable as long as the student remains a full-time Christian worker in Israel.
Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits
Jerusalem University College is proud to work with veterans and active duty service members pursuing a graduate degree. JUC is approved to receive funds for eligible students as defined by the benefits listed on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. For questions regarding your VA funds, please send your Certificate of Eligibility to email@example.com and we would be glad to assist you.