USY Summer Experience Scholarship Database

Welcome to the International USY Summer Program Scholarship Database!

Tikun Olam scholarship is available through regional and international USY. Scholarships are need based and can be applied for by fully registering for a summer experience (including deposit), indicating on the application your interest in learning more about scholarship opportunities (there will be a box to check), and applying by the deadline.

Participants on USY on Wheels are eligible for a $1000 grant from the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s “One Happy Camper” program. Recipients must be participating in a Jewish summer camp experience for the first time and live in qualifying areas. More information here: http://www.jewishcamp.org/happy-camper-eligibility

Participants on USY Israel Pilgrimage can earn matched grants through JNF’s “Plant Your Way to Israel” program. More information can be found here: http://www.usy.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Plant-Your-Way-to-Israel-and-USY.pdf

Know of a scholarship not listed? If you know of a scholarship not listed on the database e-mail summer@usy.org with information about the new scholarship.

Thank you for your help! See you this Summer!

For scholarship opportunities in your area, please check your state below:

Alabama

Birmingham

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: Birmingham Jewish Federation

How to qualify: Need-based, must live in Birmingham

Contact Information: Sally Friedman 205.879.0416 sallyf@bjf.org

Arizona

Southern Arizona

Name of Scholarship: Goldman Family Israel Scholarship/Israel Discovery Fund

Awarded by: Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona

How to qualify: Southern Arizona residents

Contact Information: 520-577-0388 Robin Schwager

Deadline: Rolling application

Special Information: Student applies, USY submits application on their behalf

Phoenix

Name of Scholarship: The Harold and Jean Grossman Israel Experience Scholarship Fund

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix

How to qualify: Living in the area served by the Jewish Community Association of Greater Phoenix

Contact Information: Shahar Edry 480.483.7121 x1109 israelcenter@jewishphoenix.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

California

East Bay

Name of Scholarship: Israel Trips Financial Aid

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of the East Bay

How to qualify: Need-based, residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa or Solano Counties

Contact Information: Alison Stein 510.809.4911 alison@jfed.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Los Angeles

Name of Scholarship: Israel Connections/Experiences

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

How to qualify: Live in Greater Los Angeles, attend program for provider for the first time

Contact Information: Rebecca Weiner 323.761.8233 rweiner@jewishla.org

Deadline: one month in advance of program

 

Name of Scholarship: Israel Incentive Partnership Grants

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

How to qualify: Greater Los Angeles area

Contact Information: israelexperience@jewishla.org or 323-761-8233.

Deadline: Rolling

Orange County

Name of Scholarship: Passport to Jewish Life

Awarded by: Jewish Federation and Family Services Orange County

How to qualify: Orange County Resident

Contact Information: Kathleen Mellon Passport@JFFS.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

San Diego

Name of Scholarship: Israel Youth Travel Scholarship Fund

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of San Diego County

How to qualify: Need-based

Contact Information: Nicole Patolai nicolep@jewishfederationsandiego.org

Deadline: Rolling

 

Name of Scholarship: My Israel Journey

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of San Diego County

How to qualify: San Diego county resident

Contact Information: Nicole Patolai nicolep@jewishfederationsandiego.org

Deadline: Rolling

Special Information: must be able to participate in community service and a pre-Israel session. Within three weeks of return from an Israel trip, all participants are required to submit a video or blog post about the experience to the Jewish Federation of San Diego County.

 

San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys

How to qualify: Need-Based

Contact Information: Jason Moss 626.445.0810 jmoss@jewishsgpv.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Colorado

Denver

Name of Scholarship: Teen/Young Adult Israel Travel Subsidy

Awarded by: Jewish Colorado

How to qualify: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Contact Information: Debi Crawley 303.321.3399 dcrawley@JEWISHcolorado.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Connecticut

Southbury

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut

How to qualify: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Contact Information: Francis Lepore 203-267-3177 ext 308

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information: Information will be updated by October 31st, 2016

Hartford

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center

How to qualify: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Contact Information: Kim Charron 860-231-6439

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

New Haven

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by:  Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

How to qualify: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Contact Information: Beth Kupcho 203-387-2424 ext 316

Deadline: check back around February

Special Information: N/A

Delaware

Name of Scholarship: Gilbert J. Spiegel Memorial Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Delaware

How to qualify: Need to be a resident of Delaware or right over the Pennsylvania line

Contact Information: 302-427-2100

Deadline: varies, takes 6-8 weeks to get approved

Florida

Central Florida

Name of Scholarship: Ronald Coleman Israel Travel Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando

How to qualify: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Contact Information: Jennifer Cohen 407-645-5933 ext. 239

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Jacksonville

Name of Scholarship: Joan Levin Gift of Israel Program

Awarded by:  Jewish Federation of Jacksonville

How to qualify: Be a resident of the Jacksonville area

Contact Information: Jill Abel 904.448.5000 ext.200

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information: Scholarship recipients are required after the trip to:

  • Write an article for the Jacksonville Jewish News
  • Talk with a youth group or Board of Directors
  • Speak at a synagogue about the program

Miami

Name of Scholarship: Israel Programs Scholarship

Awarded by: Greater Miami Jewish Federation

How to qualify: Need based scholarship for teens in the Miami-Dade County

Contact Information: IsraelOverseas@JewishMiami.org or 786-866-8431

Deadline: Before the trip

Special Information: Need to submit proof of acceptance to the program

Palm Beach County

Name of Scholarship: B’nai Mitzvah Vouchers and Israel Incentive Grants

Awarded by:  Jewish Palm Beach

How to qualify: Must live in Boyton Beach North through Vero Beach

Contact Information: Melissa Arden Melissa.arden@jewishpalm.org

Special Information: Can’t have received a grant before

Boca Raton

Name of Scholarship: Rosemary & Allan Rubin Scholarship Fund and Glassner-Hecht Family Endowment Fund

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach/Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation

How to qualify: Student’s primary residence must be Palm Beach County. For the Rosemary & Allan Rubin Scholarship Fund must have a 3.2 GPA or higher. Both scholarships are need based.

Contact Information: Lottie Nilsen lottien@bocafed.org 561-852-3109

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information: Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA

Georgia

Augusta

Name of Scholarship: Annette Barton Fund

Awarded by: Augusta Jewish Federation

How to qualify: Greater Augusta area

Contact Information: Leah Ronen 706-228-3636

Deadline: Rolling

Special Information: recipients are encouraged to write an article or speak at a meeting about their experience

Illinois

Chicago

Name of Scholarship: Israel Experience

Awarded by: JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

How to qualify: Need based, applicants must reside in the metropolitan Chicago area,

Contact Information: 312-444-2895 or 312-444-2904 or IsraelExperience@juf.org

Deadline: March 1st

Special Information: Applicants must be available for an interview. Recipients must be able to attend programming after the trip.

Indiana

Indianapolis

Name of Scholarship: Joe and Sylvia Rothbard Family Israel Youth Experience Chicago

Awarded by:  Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis

How to qualify: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Contact Information: 317-715-9264

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Kansas

Kansas City

Name of Scholarship: Guardian Society Scholarships

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City

How to qualify: Need based

Contact Information: Alan Edelman 913-327-8100

Deadline: March 1st

Special Information: Must apply through congregation first

Wichita

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by:  Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation

How to qualify: Live in central-south Kansas

Contact Information: jfruhauf@mkjf.org 316-686-4741

Deadline: Rolling

Kentucky

Lexington

Name of Scholarship: Scholarships for Israel Experience

Awarded by:  The Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass

How to qualify: Central, Southern, and Eastern Kentucky resident

Contact Information: Mimi Kaufman jfs@jewishlexington.org (859) 269-8244

Deadline: April 3, 2017

Special Information: Recipients are encouraged to write an article about the experience for the newsletter

Louisville

Name of Scholarship: Ellen and Milton Cantor Israel Scholarship Fund

Awarded by:  The Jewish Community of Louisville

How to qualify: Live in greater Louisville area

Contact Information: Kristy Benefield kbenefield@jewishlouisville.org 502-238-2739

Deadline: December 31st, 2016

Special information: Scholarship recipients must commit to participate in voluntary community activities upon their return from Israel.

Louisiana

New Orleans

Name of Scholarship: Edie and Paul Rosenblum Gift of Israel

Awarded by: The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans

How to qualify: Deposit money yearly from 3rd to 10th grade and the federation will give an additional $250

Contact Information: 504-780-5615 rachelle@jewishnola.com

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Maryland

Baltimore

Name of Scholarship: Community Fund for Israel Experiences

Awarded by: Center for Jewish Education

How to qualify: need based, residents of Baltimore city and Baltimore County

Contact Information: Reena Roshgadol cfie@cjebaltimore.org 410-735-5024.

Deadline: April 3, 2017

Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

How to qualify: Berkshires resident

Contact Information: jfb.officemanger@verizon.net

Deadline: Rolling

Special Information: family must have contributed to the Federation’s past years campaign in order to be eligible for any scholarship

Boston and North Shore

Name of Scholarship: Israel Teen Travel Grant

Awarded by: Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston

How to qualify: Greater Boston area resident

Contact Information: Stacey Gainey staceyg@cjp.org

Deadline: March 2017

Special Information: Need to attach an official letter of acceptance to the program

Springfield

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Endowment Foundation of Western Massachusetts

How to qualify: Western Mass residents

Contact Information: Michelle Lancto (413) 732-9994 ext 430

Deadline: April 15th

Special Information: Require proof of enrollment in program

Michigan

Ann Arbor

Name of Scholarship: The Susan L Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship Fund

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor

How to qualify: Greater Ann Arbor resident

Contact Information: max@jewishannarbor.org

Deadline: April 2017

Special Information: Recipients must write an article about their experiences

Detroit

Name of Scholarship: Get There!

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

How to qualify: resident of metro Detroit, for incentive grants must be first time on a peer trip

Contact Information: Jacob Allen allen@jfmd.org (248) 203-1467

Deadline: 4 weeks before departure

Special Information: there are need and incentive grants

Minnesota

Minneapolis

Name of Scholarship: The Louis Herman Israel Experience Fund

Awarded by: Minneapolis Jewish Federation

How to qualify: Minneapolis residents

Contact Information: 952- 417-2319

Deadline: one month prior to departure

Special Information: Teens who receive grants will be asked to volunteer in the Jewish community upon their return, as a way to give back and share their experience with others.

 

Name of Scholarship: Israel Center Scholarship Fund

Awarded by: Minneapolis Jewish Federation

How to qualify: need based, over the age of 16, Minneapolis resident

Contact Information: Eilat Harel eharel@mplsfed.org 952-417-2321.

Deadline: three months prior to departure

Special Information: Scholarship recipients are required to submit a short essay (between 700 – 1500 words) relating their Israel Experience.

St. Paul

Name of Scholarship: Israel Experience Scholarships

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul

How to qualify: St. Paul Resident

Contact Information: Sharyn Effress Pesses 651-695-3186 or spesses@stpaulfed.org

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Special Information: At least one adult family member must make a pledge to the Federation’s current Annual Campaign.

Missouri

St. Louis

Name of Scholarship: Stuart I. Pessin Award

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of St. Louis

How to qualify: St. Louis resident, submit an essay and resume

Contact Information: Karen Rader KRader@JFedSTL.org 314-442-3756

Deadline: Application for 2017 will be available in December 2016, no deadline yet

Special Information: only two recipients each year

 

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of St. Louis

How to qualify: need based, resident of St. Louis

Contact Information: Karen Rader KRader@JFedSTL.org 314-442-3756

Deadline: Application for 2017 will be available in December 2016, no deadline yet

 

Name of Scholarship: Israel Travel Grants

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of St. Louis

How to qualify: St. Louis resident

Contact Information: Karen Rader KRader@JFedSTL.org 314-442-3756

Deadline: Application for 2017 will be available in December 2016, no deadline yet

Special Information: Sign an agreement to complete a pre and post-trip survey

Nebraska

Omaha

Name of Scholarship: Israel Experience Grant

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Omaha

How to qualify: Omaha metropolitan area resident

Contact Information: (402) 334-6445 or mgrossman@jewishomaha.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information: The family must be a contributor, in good standing, to the Annual Campaign of the Jewish Federation of Omaha. The applicant must provide an article and pictures of the experience within one month of return to Omaha for publication in the Jewish Press.

New Hampshire
Name of Scholarship: Irving and Bernice Singer Israel Experience Fund

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of New Hampshire

How to qualify: must be entering 11th or 12th grade, Families must participate in the current JFNH Annual Campaign with a paid pledge of $100 or more, NH resident (more specific information here http://www.jewishnh.org/grants/israelxp.html)

Contact Information: (603) 627-7679, info@jewishnh.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information:

To complete a service project with JFNH or another nonprofit organization

To submit an article for the NH Jewish Reporter upon their return

To share their experiences and promote this program by speaking at a New Hampshire Synagogue or teen event

To attend the JFNH Annual Meeting

New Jersey

Metrowest

Name of Scholarship: Passport to Israel

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest

How to qualify: Greater Metrowest resident

Contact Information: Justine Reuben (973) 929-3054 jreuben@jfedgmw.org

Deadline: Before program begins

Middlesex County

Name of Scholarship: Israel Teen Grants

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County

How to qualify: Live in Middlesex or Monmouth County

Contact Information: Meryl Harris, MerylH@jewishheartnj.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information: Scholarship recipients agree to perform local community service within one year of their trip and will submit one article (and 2 photos) about their Israel experience to The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey

Southern Jersey

Name of Scholarship: Scholarship and Emerging Leader Awards

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey

How to qualify: Merit-Based

Contact Information: Visit jewishsouthjersey.org/djesnj or contact Ronit Boyd rboyd@jfedsnj.org

Deadline: March

 

Name of Scholarship: Gift of Israel

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey

How to qualify: Open

Contact Information: Visit jewishsouthjersey.org/djesnj or contact Ronit Boyd rboyd@jfedsnj.org

Deadline: Rolling

New Mexico

Name of Scholarship: Israel Experience Grant

Awarded by: Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico

How to qualify: New Mexico resident

Contact Information: Erika Rimson 505.348.4472 erika@jcfnm.org

Deadline: March 1

Special Information: Grant recipients must write an article for the New Mexico Jewish Link newspaper and the JCF website upon their return to Albuquerque.

New York

Albany and Northeastern New York Community

Name of Scholarship: Jewish Enrichment Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York

How to qualify: Albany resident

Contact Information: Deborah Chapman Goldstein 518.783.7800 x 230 dgoldstein@jewishfedny.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Buffalo

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: The Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies

How to qualify: need based, Erie and Niagara county residents

Contact Information: Lisa Collins 716.204.1133 Lisa@jewishphilanthropies.org

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Orange County

Name of Scholarship: The Jack and Jessica Blinkoff Scholarship

Awarded by: The Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County

How to qualify: need based

Contact Information: Sharon Ball 845.562.7860 sharon@jewishorangeny.org

Deadline: January 31st

Special Information: Each recipient will be asked to write a one-page essay about their Israel experience to be published either in the Federation newspaper or online.  Each recipient will also be asked to give back fifteen hours as a volunteer at their respective congregation, Jewish Family Service, the Newburgh JCC or within an approved organization or with the Federation.

 

Name of Scholarship: Israel Experience Scholarships

Awarded by: The Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County

How to qualify: Orange County resident

Contact Information: Sharon Ball 845.562.7860 sharon@jewishorangeny.org

Deadline: January 31st

Special Information: Each recipient will be asked to write a one-page essay about their Israel experience to be published either in the Federation newspaper or online.  Each recipient will also be asked to give back fifteen hours as a volunteer at their respective congregation, Jewish Family Service, the Newburgh JCC or within an approved organization or with the Federation.

Rochester

Name of Scholarship: Gift of Israel Incentive Savings Fund

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

How to qualify: Greater Rochester area resident

Contact Information: Sharon Gray 585.434.2700 x202 sgray@farashinstitute.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

 

Name of Scholarship: Israel Teen Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

How to qualify: Greater Rochester area resident

Contact Information: Sharon Gray 585.434.2700 x202 sgray@farashinstitute.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Syracuse

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship and Grant

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Central New York

How to qualify: finished 10th grade or older

Contact Information: Judith Stander 315.445.2040 x114 jstander@jewishfederationcny.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

North Carolina

Charlotte

Name of Scholarship: Gorelick Teens to Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte

How to qualify: need based,

Contact Information: Tal Stein 704.944.6757 tal.stein@jewishcharlotte.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Durham-Chapel Hill

Name of Scholarship: Sara and E.J. Evans Israel Experience Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill

How to qualify: must be a contributing member of the Federation

Contact Information: Jill Madsen 919.354.4936 jmadsen@shalomdch.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Greensboro

Name of Scholarship: Greensboro’s Israel Experience Grant Program

Awarded by: Greensboro Jewish Federation

How to qualify: rising 11th or 12th grader, Greensboro or Greensboro greater area resident,

Contact Information: Rachel Wolf, Jewish Federation of Greensboro 336.852.5433 x229 rwolf@shalomgreensboro.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information: must complete 18 hours of community service BEFORE the trip, recipients must accept speaking assignments for Jewish community agencies or organizations upon my return, as well as provide an article to the Shalom Greensboro newspaper as determined with the Director of Outreach & Education.

Name of Scholarship: Jacke W. and Lottie K. Samet Israel Experience Scholarship Fund

Awarded by: Greensboro Jewish Federation

How to qualify: need based

Contact Information: Betsy Gamburg 336.852.4829 x222 bgamburg@shalomgreensboro.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information: recipients must participate in 24 hours of community service prior to the trip, recipients must be open to speaking assignments discussing their trip to Jewish community agencies/organizations and/or writing an article for Shalom Greensboro.

Ohio

Akron

Name of Scholarship: The Israel Incentives Savings Program

Awarded by: Shaw JCC of Akron

How to qualify: Must have been making deposits

Contact Information: Josh Mantel 330.869.2424 JoshMantel@shawjcc.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

 

Name of Scholarship: Ted Marks Scholarship Fund

Awarded by: Shaw JCC of Akron

How to qualify: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Contact Information: Josh Mantel 330.869.2424 JoshMantel@shawjcc.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Cincinnati

Name of Scholarship: Israel Travel Grants

Awarded by: Jewish Federation Cincinnati

How to qualify: Greater Cincinnati area resident

Contact Information: Karyn Zimerman 513.985.1534 kzimerman@jfedcin.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Cleveland

Name of Scholarship: Jewish Identity and Israel Travel Program Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Education Center of Cleveland

How to qualify: Cleveland resident, first or second time to Israel, need based

Contact Information: Helen Wolf 216.371.0449 hwolf@jecc.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

 

 

Name of Scholarship: Gift of Israel

Awarded by: Jewish Education Center of Cleveland

How to qualify: Matching program- must have been making deposits

Contact Information: Helen Wolf 216.371.0449 hwolf@jecc.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Columbus

Name of Scholarship: Israel Experience

Awarded by: The Jewish Federation of Columbus

How to qualify: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Contact Information: Elana Polster 614.559.3227 epolster@tcjf.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Toledo

Name of Scholarship: Jewish Experience Fund

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo

How to qualify: Greater Toledo area resident

Contact Information: Arleen Levine 419.724.0355 Arleen@jewishtoledo.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Oregon

Portland

Name of Scholarship: Teen Israel Experience Program

Awarded by: Your Congregational Rabbi

How to qualify: Eligible in Fall of 11th grade year

Contact Information: your congregational rabbi

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley

Name of Scholarship: Teen Experience Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Lehigh Valley

How to qualify: Lehigh Valley area resident

Contact Information: Mark Goldstein 610.821.5500 markg@jflv.org

Deadline: March 31st, 2107

 

Name of Scholarship: Visit Israel Savings Partnership

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Lehigh Valley

How to qualify: Savings plan (Federation will match)

Contact Information: Abby Trachtman 610.821.5500 abbyt@jflv.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Philadelphia

Name of Scholarship: Israel Program Scholarship Aid Fund

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

How to qualify: need based

Contact Information: Shannon Greenstein 215.832.0530 sgreenstein@jfgp.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Pittsburgh

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarships Program

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

How to qualify: greater Pittsburgh area resident, need and non-need available

Contact Information: Debbie Swartz 412.992.5208 dswartz@jfedpgh.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

 

Name of Scholarship: Passport to Israel

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

How to qualify: Parents need to have been depositing money- matching program

Contact Information: 412-681-8000, info@jfedpgh.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Rhode Island

Name of Scholarship: Israel Study Travel Grants and Scholarships

Awarded by: Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island

How to qualify: Greater Rhode Island area, made a donation

Contact Information: Jana Brenman 401.421.4111 x181 jbrenman@jewishallianceri.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information: Recipients commit to writing a brief article sharing their Israel experience for The Jewish Voice. Recipients commit to speaking/presenting to a youth group, at a community gathering, and/or serving as a representative of the study/travel program.

Tennessee

Memphis

Name of Scholarship: Lemsky Endowment Fund Israel Experience Grant

Awarded by: Memphis Jewish Federation

How to qualify: rising juniors and seniors

Contact Information: Bluma Zuckerbrot-Finkelstein 901.767.7100 bzuckerbrot-finkelstein@memjfed.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information: need to complete 15 hours of community service before receiving the money, attend an information session, and write an article about their experience

Nashville

Name of Scholarship: Israel Experience Incentive Grants

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

How to qualify: greater Nashville area resident, contributed to the Federation within the last year

Contact Information: Tania Bukengolts, (615) 354-1668 tania@jewishnashville.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information: All recipients must volunteer during the Annual Campaign at Tzedakah Tzunday or other Federation fundraising event write either an article or story, to be published in the Observer, including at least one photo of themselves, about their Israel experience, and write a thank you letter to the Jewish Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Nashville describing the impact of the Israel experience, and talk about their Israel experience to adult or youth groups (e.g.: Israel Program Fair, speak at Shabbat Services or Sunday School group, Senior Groups, etc.)

Texas

Austin

Name of Scholarship: Israel Experience Scholarship

Awarded by: Shalom Austin

How to qualify: Greater Austin area resident

Contact Information: dana.epstein@shalomaustin.org 512-735-8008

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information: Recipients are required to share their experiences and newly gained knowledge with the community through articles, programs and/or presentations at area religious schools. Recipients are also required to help with fundraising efforts and do 15 hours of community service through the JCAA.

Dallas

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas

How to qualify: Dallas resident, need based

Contact Information: Sarah Golman 214-615-5275

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Houston

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

How to qualify: greater Houston resident, 10th-12th grader

Contact Information: Paulette Walden 713.729.7000 ext. 309

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Virginia

Richmond

Name of Scholarship: Richmond Jewish Foundation Greenberg Israel Scholarship Fund

Awarded by: Richmond Jewish Foundation

How to qualify: need based, greater Richmond area resident

Contact Information: Joice Burnette 804.545.8628 joice@rjfoundation.org

Deadline: March 5th

 

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Community Federation of Richmond

How to qualify: greater Richmond area resident

Contact Information: Sara Rosenbaum 804.545.8629 srosenbaum@jewishrichmond.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Washington

Seattle

Name of Scholarship: Teen Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

How to qualify: need based, Washington State resident, have looked for other sources of funding as well

Contact Information: 206.443.5400 Israel@jewishinseattle.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information: Scholarship recipients are required to complete volunteer service at the Jewish Federation upon the conclusion of their Israel program (see application packet for details). Scholarship recipients must write one blog post and send at least five pictures for every three weeks of their program.

Wisconsin

Milwaukee

Name of Scholarship: Passport to Israel

Awarded by: Milwaukee Jewish Federation

How to qualify: Incentives saving program, better to have finished 10th grade

Contact Information: Jacob Velleman 414.390.5727 jacobv@milwaukeejewish.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

 

Name of Scholarship: Milwaukee Jewish Community Foundation Camp Scholarships

Awarded by: Milwaukee Jewish Federation

How to qualify: Milwaukee resident, need based

Contact Information: Tzipi Altman-Shafer 414.963.2718 tziporaha@milwaukeejewish.org

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Washington D.C.

Name of Scholarship: Israel Quest Scholarship

Awarded by: The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

How to qualify: need based, greater Washington DC resident

Contact Information: (301) 230-7200 or IsraelQuest@shalomdc.org

Deadline: April 30th

Canada

Vancouver

Name of Scholarship: Israel Scholarship

Awarded by: Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver

How to qualify: British Columbia residents, need based

Contact Information: Avee Ya’acoby 604.257.5100 ayaacoby@jewishvacouver.com

Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Special Information: recipients must participate in community service after the trip