Israel Experience Scholarships for High School Students

2018 SCHOLARSHIPS ARE CLOSED. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN AGAIN JANUARY 2019.

The Jewish Federation of Broward County accepts applications from High School students seeking scholarships to participate in teen trips to Israel each winter.

To qualify, participants must be:

  • High School students (entering 9th – 12th grade)
  • Members of Broward County Jewish Households (including interfaith families.)
  • Seeking to go to Israel through a recognized teen program, designed to strengthen ties to Israel, that lasts between 3 and 8 weeks.

Applications for 2018 scholarships are now closed. Applications will re-open in early 2019.

To apply:

  • Applicants must apply through FACTS. (Portal below.)
  • Families must provide financial and other information to FACTS.
  • Teen applicants must write a short essay telling us how they expects the trip – and our support - to impact their lives, and how they expects in turn, to impact the wider community.
  • Teen applicants must agree to perform 50 hours of volunteer service in the Jewish community (before or after the trip – at the Jewish organization of her choice) if selected to receive a scholarship.

Selection Process:

  • Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on a combination of need and merit.
  • We anticipate receiving a large number of applications. Unfortunately, that means not every applicant will receive a scholarship, and not every recipient will receive the full amount they ask for.
  • Families will be expected to contribute towards the cost of the trip based on their financial situation. Families will also be expected to pursue every other possibility for financial assistance.
  • Applicants will be informed of decisions, by the beginning of April 2018.

Questions can be directed to Barbara Levin, 954 252-6970, blevin@JewishBroward.org.

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