2024 Scholarship Opportunities

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The Jewish Foundation provides scholarships to Jewish overnight camps, summer and gap year programs in Israel, colleges, as well as for religious school at our local synagogues.

ISRAEL EXPERIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Jewish Foundation Israel Experience Program enables Jewish students, ages 15–20, the opportunity to participate in an Israel experience to develop, enrich, and reinforce their Jewish education and identity.

Scholarships are for short-term (minimum of 3-week program) and long-term organized Israel educational programs. For 2024 summer trips, applications are due by April 7, 2024. For 2024 gap or academic year programs, applications are due by June 10, 2024.
An essay and 2 recommendations are required. All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed by the Israel Experience Scholarship committee. These scholarships are needs-blind.
This is a competitive application process. Most years there are more applicants than money available. Therefore, awards are based on the strength of the application.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Jewish Foundation offers needs-based and needs-blind scholarships for high school seniors from Jewish households. All applications must be completed online by May 31, 2024. All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed. Awards range from $500 to $3,000.

This is a competitive application process. Most years there are more applicants than money available. Therefore, awards are based on the strength of the application.

ONE HAPPY CAMPER

The Jewish Foundation offers needs-blind incentive grants for first-time campers to Jewish overnight camp and needs-based aid for first-time and returning campers.

There are over 200 traditional and specialty Jewish overnight camps to choose from. Application deadline is June 10, 2024.

SYNAGOGUE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Jewish Foundation offers needs-based assistance for New Haven area synagogue schools. The deadline for the online application is October 2, 2024.