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Israel Experience Scholarships - Summer Trip and Gap Program

Scholarships to Greater New Haven, Connecticut Jewish
Youth for Educational Opportunities in Israel

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Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven

Deadline Date:

06/12/20

Description:

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Scholarships to Greater New Haven, Connecticut Jewish youth ages 15-20 for educational programs in Israel. Scholarships are provided for short summer programs and long term gap year programs. Funding is intended to enrich and develop the Jewish education of the recipient, enhance their community, reinforce Jewish identity, and increase the likelihood of future engagement with Jewish life.

Eligible programs operate anytime from the summer after ninth grade to high school graduation, including a gap year. 

Eligible programs must be educational and can include formal community service, volunteer work, as well as formal study. The program must be sponsored or part of a recognized organization or institution. Click here for some recognized programs: https://www.jewishnewhaven.org/scholarships/participating-programs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182307

Term of Contract:

The applicant must participate in an approved program to Israel which is a minimum of 3 weeks that will begin anytime from the summer after ninth grade through high school graduation, including a gap year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-The Israel Scholarship program is open to Jewish students 15-20 years of age who live in the Greater New Haven area.

-The applicant must participate in an approved program to Israel which is a minimum of 3 weeks that will begin anytime from the summer after ninth grade through high school graduation, including a gap year.

-The applicant should seek additional sources of scholarship funding from his/her synagogue (if affiliated) and the applicable Israel program/sponsoring organization.

Pre-Application Information:

For 2020 summer trips, applications are due by Friday, June 12, 2020.
For 2020-2021 gap or academic year programs, applications are due by Friday, June 12, 2020.

The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from two of the following individuals: Rabbi, teacher, coach, or other formal advisor.

The applicant should seek additional sources of scholarship funding from his/her synagogue (if affiliated) and the applicable Israel program/sponsoring organization.

Award checks will be made out to the Israel trip provider and sent directly to them. Families are responsible for providing the committee with all contact information for the provider.

This is a competitive application process and in many years there are more applicants than money available. Therefore, awards are based on the strength of the application.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online at the bottom of the URL for Full Text Link below.

Lisa Stanger, Esq., Executive Director: lstanger@jewishnewhaven.org

Phone: 203-387-2424, ext. 382

If you are unable to apply online, please mail your application to:

Beth Kupcho
Israel Experience Scholarships
Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525

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USA: Connecticut: Greater New Haven area

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