All scholarships are for high school seniors from Jewish households. All applications must be completed online by May 1. All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed. Go to www.jewishnewhaven.org/scholarships for more information.
Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship Fund - This scholarship is not needs-based and requires an essay concerning what peace, justice and righteousness mean to you and your Judaism. Awards are based on the strength of the essay and range from $500-$2,000. Applicant must reside in Greater New Haven.
Stuart J. Drell Scholarship Fund - Awards are $1,500 and applicant must reside in Connecticut. Awards are based on the strength of the application and financial need.
Emma Kohn Podoloff Scholarship Fund of the National Council of Jewish Women’s Greater New Haven Section - The average award is $1,500. The application includes an essay and three recommendations. Awards are based on the strength of the application and financial need.
Israel Experience Scholarships - The Jewish Foundation Israel Experience Scholarship Program enables local Jewish students ages 14-19 the opportunity to participate in an Israel experience to develop and enrich their Jewish education and reinforce their Jewish identity. The Jewish Foundation provides scholarships for both short term (minimum of three-week program) and long-term organized Israel educational programs. Greater New Haven youth ages 14-19 are eligible. For 2019 summer trips, applications are due by March 9, 2019. For the 2019-2020 gap or academic year programs, applications are due by May 4, 2019. An essay and two recommendations are required. All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed by the Israel Experience Scholarship committee.
Overnight Jewish Camp Scholarships
The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven now has needs-blind incentive grants for first time campers as well as needs-based scholarships for campers. Campers must reside in the Greater New Haven catchment area (click here for catchment) and must be attending an overnight camp in North America (click here for a list of camps) Up to $1000 needs-blind incentive grant for overnight Jewish camp. The Jewish Foundation, in partnership with the One Happy Camper program of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, as well as an anonymous donor, is thrilled to offer needs blind grants of $375-$1,000 for first time campers from Greater New Haven to attend any one of over 155 traditional and specialty Jewish overnight camps nationwide. Need-based aid for overnight Jewish camp.
The Jewish Foundation, in partnership with an anonymous donor, is thrilled to begin offering needs-based financial assistance for campers from Greater New Haven to attend Jewish overnight camps nationwide.
Go to www.jewishnewhaven.org/scholarships for more information, a list of qualifying programs, and application requirements.