Jewish Foundation 2019-2020 Scholarship Opportunities

SYNAGOGUE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS:

The Jewish Foundation offers needs-based assistance for Greater New Haven synagogue schools. The dead- line for the online application is October 19, 2019.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS:

There are needs-based as well as needs-blind scholarships for high school seniors from Jewish households. All applications must be completed online by May 15. All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed. Awards range from $500 - $3,000. This is a competitive application process and often times there are more applicants than money available. Therefore, awards are based on the strength of the application. See online for application requirements for individual scholarships. College Scholarships: Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship Fund, Stuart J. Drell Scholarship Fund, Emma Kohn Podoloff Scholarship Fund of the National Council of Jewish Women’s Greater New Haven Section.

ONE HAPPY CAMPER:

The Jewish Foundation offers: Needs-blind incentive grants for first-time campers to Jewish overnight camp as well as: Needs-based aid for first time and returning campers. There are over 195 traditional and specialty Jewish overnight camps from which to choose. 

ISRAEL EXPERIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS:

The Jewish Foundation Israel Experience Scholarship Program affords local Jewish students ages 14-19 the opportunity to participate in an Israel experience to enrich their Jewish education and reinforce their Jewish identity. The Israel Experience Scholarships are needs-blind.

The scholarships are for both short-term (minimum of three-week program) and long-term organized Israel educational programs. For 2020 summer trips, applications are due by March 9, 2020. For the 2020 gap or academic year programs, applications are due by May 15, 2020.

This is a competitive application process and often there are more applicants than money available. Therefore, awards are based on the strength of the application. An essay and two recommendations are required. All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed by the Israel Experience Scholarship committee. Israel Scholarships: Bloch Family Fund for Israel Travel by Congregation Or Shalom Youth, Esther Gold Milikowsky-Copelon Fund in memory of Matthew Milikowsky, for Teen Travel to Israel, Marvin S. Pisetsky Israel Scholarship Endowment Fund, Arthur Spiegel Israel Scholarship Fund, and Lawrence & Florence Winer Israel Scholarship Fund. 

For more information and applications, visit jewishnewhaven.org/scholarships