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USY Summer Experience Scholarship Database

Welcome to the International USY Summer Experience Scholarship Database.

Know of a scholarship not listed? If you know of a scholarship not listed in the database, email summer@usy.org with information about the new scholarship.

See you this summer!

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
sallyf@bjf.org
(205) 879-0416

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:
Robin Schwager
(520) 577-0388
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
israelcenter@jewishphoenix.org
(480) 483-7121 x1109
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
alison@jfed.org
(510) 809-4911
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
rweiner@jewishla.org
(323) 761-8233
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
(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
jmoss@jewishsgpv.org
(626) 445-0810
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
dcrawley@JEWISHcolorado.org
(303) 321-3399
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

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:
IsraelExperience@juf.org
(312) 444-2895 or (312) 444-2904
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
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:
rachelle@jewishnola.com
(504) 780-5615
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 Glick
max@jewishannarbor.org
(734) 677-0100
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
spesses@stpaulfed.org
(651) 695-3186
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:
Alan Potash
alanpotash@jewishomaha.org
(402) 334-6574
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)
Contact Information:
info@jewishnh.org
(603) 627-7679
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
jreuben@jfedgmw.org
(973) 929-3054
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
erika@jcfnm.org
(505) 348-4472
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:
Rebecca Miller
rmiller@jewishfedny.org
(518) 783-7800 ext. 225
Deborah Chapman Goldstein
dgoldstein@jewishfedny.org
(518) 783-7800 ext. 230
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
Lisa@jewishphilanthropies.org
(716) 204-1133
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
sharon@jewishorangeny.org
(845) 562-7860
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
sharon@jewishorangeny.org
(845) 562-7860
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
sgray@farashinstitute.org
(585) 434-2700 ext. 202
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
sgray@farashinstitute.org
(585) 434-2700 ext. 202
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
jstander@jewishfederationcny.org
(315) 445-2040 ext. 114
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
tal.stein@jewishcharlotte.org
(704) 944-6757
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
jmadsen@shalomdch.org
(919) 354-4936
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
rwolf@shalomgreensboro.org
(33) 852-5433 ext. 229
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
bgamburg@shalomgreensboro.org
(336) 852-4829 ext. 222
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
JoshMantel@shawjcc.org
(330) 869-2424
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
JoshMantel@shawjcc.org
(330) 869-2424
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
kzimerman@jfedcin.org
(513) 985-1534
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
hwolf@jecc.org
(216) 371-0449
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
hwolf@jecc.org
(216) 371-0449
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
epolster@tcjf.org
(614) 559-3227
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
Arleen@jewishtoledo.org
(419) 724-0355
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
markg@jflv.org
(610) 821-5500
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
abbyt@jflv.or
(610) 821-5500
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
sgreenstein@jfgp.org
(215) 832-0530
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
dswartz@jfedpgh.org
412.992.5208
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:
info@jfedpgh.org
(412) 681-8000
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
jbrenman@jewishallianceri.org
(401) 421-4111 ext. 181
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:                                                                                                                                           Gila Golder                                                                                                                            ggolder@jcpmemphis.org                                                                                                                                       (901) 654-2151

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
tania@jewishnashville.org
(615) 354-1668
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
pwalden@houstonjewish.org
(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
joice@rjfoundation.org
(804) 545-8628
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
srosenbaum@jewishrichmond.org
(804) 545-8629
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:
Israel@jewishinseattle.org
(206) 443-5400
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
jacobv@milwaukeejewish.org
(414) 390-5727
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
tziporaha@milwaukeejewish.org
(414) 963-2718
Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information

Washington DC

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:
IsraelQuest@shalomdc.org
(301) 230-7200
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
ayaacoby@jewishvacouver.com
(604) 257-5100
Deadline: Please contact the organization directly for more information
Special Information: Recipients must participate in community service after the trip

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