Israel Experience Scholarships for High School Students

The Jewish Federation of Broward County is currently accepting applications from high school students seeking to participate in recognized Israel programs before high school graduation
The Jewish Federation of Broward County is currently accepting applications from high school students seeking to participate in recognized Israel programs before high school graduation.
 
To qualify, participants must be:
 
  • High School students, entering 10th to 12th grade in September. Note the program must be completed prior to high school graduation.
  • Members of Broward County Jewish households (including interfaith families).
  • Seeking to participate in a recognized teen program, designed to strengthen ties to Israel that lasts between 3 and 8 weeks.
  • Students may receive assistance once during their high school years.

Applicant will need to: Complete the following application.

To complete application:

  • Submit a full, signed copy of the family's most current income tax return.
  • Submit a short essay telling us why they want to participate and what they expect to gain from their participation.
  • Submit a copy of the acceptance letter from the program the applicant will attend.
  • Agree to perform ten (10) hours of volunteer (community) service in the Jewish community prior to the trip - at the Jewish organization of choice.
  • Agree to write a note after the experience thanking donors and detailing the impact the program had or create a 5 – 10 minute video presentation of the experience.
 
We anticipate receiving a large number of applications. Therefore, note that not every applicant may receive a scholarship nor receive the full amount requested.
 
Families are expected to contribute towards the cost of the trip and are expected to pursue every possible avenue for financial assistance.
 
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: JANUARY 15TH and MARCH 15TH. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
 
Families will be informed of decisions within 2 weeks after the deadlines above.
 
Items for submission may be scanned and emailed to Israel@jewishbroward.org or mailed to:
Israel Scholarships
Jewish Federation of Broward County
5890 S Pine Island Road
Davie, Florida 33328
 
Questions can be directed to Rochelle Baltuch, 954 660 2077 or  israel@jewishbroward.org
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