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Israel Experience Scholarship Program

Scholarships to Greater Hartford, Connecticut Jewish
High School Students to Participate in Israel Programs

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Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

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Scholarships of up to $6,000 to Greater Hartford Area, Connecticut Jewish high school students to attend educational programs and internships in Israel. Eligible programs will run from four weeks to one semester. Funding is intended to allow students to explore and develop their Jewish identity.

Participants must agree to the following requirements:

  • Participate in a pre-and post-education program through JT Connect (the classes will be offered at no charge to scholarship recipients).
  • Complete 10 hours of community service for a Jewish organization
  • Serve as an ambassador for Israel travel. This includes speaking to a minimum of two groups (i.e. your synagogue and youth groups) about your Israel experience and the Foundation scholarship program.

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179195

Number of Grants:

5-10 scholarships are available.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Scholarships are worth up to $6,000 per student.

Term of Contract:

Priority is given to immersive 4 week to 1 semester programs. If funds are still available after all students who have requested a scholarship received one, then the Foundation, in its discretion, will consider other requests.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Jewish high school students currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 (2019/2020 school year) and who are residents of the Greater Hartford area are eligible to apply.
- Students who have not previously traveled to Israel and demonstrate a financial need receive first priority for scholarships. Rising seniors will have the priority over all applicants in this group. If additional scholarships remain available, students who have previously traveled to Israel and/or do not demonstrate financial need will be considered.

What is the definition of a Jewish student?
- The student must have at least one Jewish parent or have converted to Judaism
- The student must identify with the Jewish faith at time application is made

For a list of eligible Greater Hartford Area Towns, see:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by December 1, 2019.

Applicants must attach an essay: "Why I want to travel to Israel, what do I hope to learn and how this experience will make an impact on my life and my community.”

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail applications to:

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
Attn: Israel Experience Program
333 Bloomfield Ave, Suite D
West Hartford, CT 06117

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USA: Connecticut: Greater Hartford Area


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