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To study and live in Jerusalem can be quite financially demanding. Polis is here to ensure that students who qualify receive the help they deserve. Thanks to the generosity of our donors there are plenty of scholarship opportunities available for Polis Academic Programs in Jerusalem, including all MA, One-Year, and Fluency programs.
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Scholarships Catalog

Scholarships are available only for students accepted in one of the MA, One-Year, or Fluency programs. Currently the only scholarships open for applications are Hierosolyma, Origen and Plato.

Archimedes

100% + Stipend | Two Academic Years | 30 hrs/wk of volunteer work

This scholarship will cover 100% of tuition for two academic years, in the form of a tuition discount.

The recipient will receive a stipend up to 3,600 NIS per month. An additional stipend of 5,000 NIS may be awarded by the Management committee based on merit. Failure to fulfill the requirements will result in the revocation of the scholarship and the student will be responsible for paying the tuition in full.

Task Description: Students who receive this grant will be required to fulfill 30 hours of volunteer work per week in promotion during the academic year.

Prerequisites: Candidates should be students of a graduate program at Polis or have begun the application process. Candidates should also have demonstrable experience with Microsoft Office, Photoshop, website design, and social media.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Deadline: September 1, 2020

Callimachus

100% | One Academic Year | 15 hrs/wk of volunteer work

This scholarship will cover 100% of tuition for one academic year, in the form of a tuition discount. The recipient of this scholarship will be required to fulfill 15 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

The recipient will maintain the Polis Academic Library collection and catalogue, as well as supervise fellow student volunteers in the various tasks necessary for the successful operation of the library.

Prerequisites: Applicants should be registered students at Polis. Candidates should also have previous library experience and at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in one of the fields of Humanities.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Deadline: February 20, 2020

Demetrius 1

100% + Stipend | One Academic Year | 400 academic hrs of teaching Ancient Greek

Task Description: The recipient of this scholarship will teach 400 academic hours of Ancient Greek in the 2020-2021 academic year, with 10 hours per week in the fall and spring semesters, and 90 AH over the intensive Greek course in the August - September term. The recipient of this grant will receive a tuition discount and a stipend.

Prerequisites: Candidates should have a BA in one of the fields of Humanities. They should have reading and speaking fluency in Ancient Greek and the experience to teach the language.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Deadline: February 20, 2020

Demetrius 2

100% + Stipend | One Academic Year | 271 academic hrs of teaching Ancient Greek

Task Description: The recipient of this scholarship will teach 271 academic hours of Ancient Greek in the 2020-2021 academic year, with 6 hours/week in the fall and spring semesters, and 30 AH over the intensive Greek course in the August - September term. This candidate may also be asked to coordinate the Greek department and teach a total of 61 AH in the Emphasis in Teaching Ancient Languages track. The recipient of this grant will receive a tuition discount and a stipend.

Prerequisites: Candidates should have a BA in one of the fields of Humanities. They should have reading and speaking fluency in Ancient Greek and the experience to teach the language.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Deadline: February 20, 2020

Demetrius 3

100% + Stipend | One Academic Year | Teaching 2 courses of Ancient Greek

Recipient will teach at least 2 Ancient Greek language courses, over the academic year.

Task Description: - Recipient will teach at least 2 Ancient Greek language courses, over the academic year. - Recipient will have the right to register for free in courses of his choice offered at the institute for up to 12 ECTS. Beyond 12 ECTS, the recipient should pay half the tuition fee. - The schedule may be adjusted according to specific needs of the administration. - The recipient must coordinate their time so that volunteer hours can be completed.

Prerequisites: Candidates should have a BA in one of the fields of Humanities. They should have reading and speaking fluency in Ancient Greek and the experience to teach the language.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Deadline: February 20, 2020

Hierosolyma

50% | One Academic Year | 10 hrs/wk of volunteer work

This scholarship will cover 50% of tuition for one academic year, in the form of a tuition discount. Students who receive this grant will be required to fulfill 10 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

Prerequisites: All applicants should be students of the MA, One Year, or Fluency program at Polis or have begun the application process for the program. All applicants will be required to submit a writing sample once the application form and other documents have been submitted.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Origen

25% | One Academic Year | 7 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Prerequisites: All applicants should be students of the MA, One Year, or Fluency program at Polis or have begun the application process for the program. All applicants will be required to submit a writing sample once the application form and other documents have been submitted.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Philo of Alexandria

75% | One Academic Year | 12 hrs/wk of volunteer work

This scholarship will cover 75% of tuition for one academic year, in the form of a tuition discount. Students who receive this grant will be required to fulfill 12 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

Prerequisites: Grantees will complete all the possible levels of Greek as well as a special program of readings. If requested by the Greek Department, the grantee would start teaching the third year 6 hours a week (“Greek Lunches” and half of Ancient Greek, Level 1) and the following year 12 hours a week (Ancient Greek, Level 1, Greek Readings, Greek Lunches). The grantee will commit to be available to teach at Polis Institute at the end of the scholarship for at least 3 semesters. All applicants should be students of the MA in Ancient Philology at the Polis Institute or have begun the application process for the program. If the candidate has already an MA, the registration requested could be on the Fluency Program for Ancient Greek. All applicants will be required to submit a writing sample once the application form and other documents have been submitted. All candidates should have at least permanent residence in the country. All candidates are required to hold a BA.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Deadline: February 20, 2020

Plato

75% | One Academic Year | 12 hrs/wk of volunteer work

This scholarship will cover 75% of tuition for one academic year, in the form of a tuition discount. Students who receive this grant will be required to fulfill 12 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

Prerequisites: All applicants should be students of the MA, One Year, or Fluency program at Polis or have begun the application process for the program. All applicants will be required to submit a writing sample once the application form and other documents have been submitted.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Virgilius

100% | One Academic Year | 20 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Prerequisites: All applicants should be fluent in Latin and students of the MA, One Year, or Fluency program at Polis or have begun the application process for the program. All applicants will be required to submit a writing sample once the application form and other documents have been submitted.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Deadline: February 20, 2020

Scholarships Regulations

  1. All Scholarships granted by Polis Institute are an opportunity to foster the fulfillment of the aims of the Institute as reflected in the bylaws of the Association.
  2. Each of the scholarships included in the Program has its own characteristics and may have some specific requisites.
  3. In order to apply for a Scholarship, the MA or OYP candidate should submit a completed application form and a letter of motivation to the Administrative Office (contact below) before the specified deadline (according to the call of each scholarship). The application for the scholarship must be submitted alongside or after the submission of the application for admission
  4. Once the documentation is received by the Office, the Polis Board will study it. The Board will decide within one month from the deadline. Each call for scholarships will specify the criteria for the selection, according to the aim of the scholarship, as well as the terms that are to be respected by the selected candidate.
  5. The selected candidates will receive an official letter requesting a confirmation of acceptance of the Scholarship.
  6. Students who accept a scholarship must commit to attend the entire academic program for which the scholarship is intended. If a student leaves a program or does not comply with the rules and regulations of the scholarship or program, or the code of behavior for the premises of Polis, the student will need to pay a penalty. This penalty will be based on the amount of time during the school year in which they will not contribute volunteer hours. This may include time that the student was in attendance if the volunteer tasks were not completed as required. Students will not have to pay a penalty if there are extenuating circumstances and with approval from the Board. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, illness of the student or a family member and unpreventable cancellation of the student’s visa.
  7. Students who extend their degree over the specified time for each program (one year for the OYP, two years for the MA program) will not be eligible for a scholarship for the extended time period.
  8. All scholarships awarded to an MA or OYP student are dependent on the student’s academic and volunteer performance in the first semester or year.
    1. The student must receive a minimum average of 75 across all courses and must receive a passing grade on all subjects.
    2. The student must complete all mandatory course credits that are taught in the first year.
    3. The student must complete the required amount of volunteer hours and complete all tasks for each scholarship with the expected effort.
    4. If the volunteer has difficulty completing or understanding a task, or makes a mistake, or does not have the required materials for a task, they must report this to the administrative director or staff member in charge immediately.
    5. The volunteer must update a designated spreadsheet with their dates and time of work, completed hours, and tasks each week.
    6. The volunteer must respond to emails and other communications from the administrative director or staff member in charge within 3 days of receipt.
    7. If the volunteer is ill or otherwise unable to arrive at the designated hour of work, they must inform the staff member in charge as soon as possible so that, if necessary, a replacement can be found.
    8. The volunteer must coordinate their time so that volunteer hours can be completed.
    9. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to let the staff member in charge know when they have finished a task, and to ask for a new task.
    10. While suggestions are accepted, the volunteer may not make any changes to policy or organizational structures without the permission of the administrative director.

Code of Behavior in Polis’ Premises

  1. Respect other people’s identity, culture, and religious and political beliefs.
  2. Respect Polis’ material and intellectual property.
  3. Please help keep Polis clean.
  4. Smoking is not allowed inside Polis’ buildings.
  5. Do not carry weapons in the Institute premises.
  6. Do not take off your shoes or walk barefoot in Polis’ buildings.
  7. Do not eat in class.