The Jewish Federation Israel Scholarship Program enables teens to participate in an Israel Experience to develop and enrich their Jewish education and reinforce Jewish identity. The Federation supports both need-based and incentive scholarships.
Israel scholarships are made possible by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, the Samuel Israel Foundation and other donors. Applications are reviewed by the Israel Scholarship Committee.
Please note the following:
Scholarships are for teen experiences only. Gap year experiences are not eligible for scholarship funding through this program.
Scholarships cannot be awarded retroactively.
Scholarship recipients are required to complete volunteer service at the Jewish Federation upon the conclusion of their Israel program (see application packet for details).
Scholarship recipients must write one blog post and send at least five pictures for every three weeks of their program.
To be eligible for a Teen Israel Scholarship, you must:
Be a permanent resident of Washington State.
Participate in an Israel program that starts from the summer after ninth grade through high school graduation.
Select an Israel program that is an educational youth/peer program (adventure travel, community service, volunteer work, study).
Seek additional sources of scholarship funding from your synagogue (if you are affiliated) and your Israel program/sponsoring organization.
Year of Need: High school senior, High school freshman, High school sophomore, High school junior,
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: Varies
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
2031 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-2412
Phone: 206-443-5400 / 206-774-2236 / 206-774-2227