We believe every teen deserves the opportunity to participate in USY summer travel regardless of financial restrictions. Below is a list of various sources for potential scholarship funding.*
*Other than USY scholarships, all organizations/opportunities listed below have no connection to USY and we therefore can not grantee the accuracy of the information provided nor guarantee eligibility. We advise families to seek financial assistance early in the application process, as all scholarship granting agencies have deadlines and limited funds.
We offer need-based scholarships on the regional level through the International USY office. To apply, register for a trip (including submitting a deposit), check the box on the application indicating your interest in learning more about scholarships and apply by the deadline. We will be in touch once the scholarship application process opens, typically in December.
Many communities offer funds through their local Jewish Federation or other foundations for teens in their area to travel. USY Summer trips meet the criteria to qualify for many of these. See list of community scholarships.
Know of a scholarship not listed? Email [email protected] with information and we will add to our list.