The Ed and Dot Slade Israel Study Scholarship is for students for whom athletics has played a significant part in their lives and for whom study in Israel will enhance the undergraduate experience. Consideration will be given to those applicants who have participated in organized school sports or Maccabi/Maccabiah sports, or in intercollegiate competition or intramural athletics. Scholarships are available to non-Jewish and Jewish students.
The scholarships are administered by the Jewish Studies Program. Scholarship awards will be a minimum of $1,500 for a semester applicable to tuition, room and board, or travel expenses. Currently, one or no more than two Slade Israel Study Scholarships will be given annually.

Application criteria:

  • Enrolled at MSU
  • acquired junior or senior status (or who will achieve junior standing at the end of the current academic year)
  • minimum GPA of 3.0
  • have participated actively in athletic competition either before coming to MSU or at MSU

This scholarship recognizes Ed Slade, a 1966 alumnus, a native New Yorker who pursued a liberal arts education at MSU. Ed Slade has served as Track and Field Chair of the United States Maccabiah Committee, a referee, and a judge, and has strongly promoted the Maccabiah games. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the US Committee on Sports for Israel. Mr. Slade has also served actively with the US Olympic Committee, and twice has been a judge for the Summer Olympics.

Obligations: Recipients of the Slade Scholarship are expected to express acceptance in writing within 30 days of notification of the scholarship. Recipients must also submit a brief, type-written statement on their experiences studying in Israel; reports must be submitted to the Jewish Studies Program office within 30 days of returning from Israel. These statements, or excerpts from them, may be used by the Jewish Studies Program office and the MSU Office of Study Abroad to help promote Slade Scholarships and study in Israel. Recipients may also be called upon to serve as resources to other MSU students interested in studying in Israel.

For additional details about the Slade Scholarship, contact Yael Aronoff, Director, Jewish Studies Program (telephone 517-884-7054; e-mail All e-mail inquiries should use the subject line “Israel Study.”

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