Jewish Foundation 2022 Scholarship & Grant Opportunities

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships offered are needs-based as well as needs-blind for high school seniors from Jewish households. All applications must be completed online by May 13, 2022. All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed. Awards range from $500 - $3,000 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.  

ONE HAPPY CAMPER The Jewish Foundation offers: •Needs-blind incentive grants for first-time campers to Jewish overnight camp as well as •Needs-based aid for first time and returning campers. There are over 200 traditional and specialty Jewish overnight camps from which to choose. Deadline is June 10, 2022   
 
ISRAEL EXPERIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS The Jewish Foundation Israel Experience Scholarship Program enables local Jewish students ages 15-20 the opportunity to participate in an Israel experience to develop and enrich their Jewish education and reinforce their Jewish identity. Scholarships are for both short-term (minimum of 3 week program) and long-term organized Israel educational programs. For 2022 summer trips, applications are due by March 18, 2022. For the 2022 gap or academic year programs, applications are due by June 10, 2022. An essay and 2 recommendations are required. All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed by the Israel Experience Scholarship committee. These scholarships are needs-blind. 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.  
 
GRANTS •Security Grants Initiative from the Arthur Eder Family Fund, in memory of Arthur & Yvette Eder. Since 2020, over $537,000 in security grants has been awarded to Congregation B’nai Jacob, Congregation BEKI, Congregation Or Shalom, Chabad of the Shoreline, Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont, the Israeli Jewish Center, Temple Emanuel, Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Congregation Mishkan Israel, Westville Synagogue, Beth Israel (Wallingford), Temple Beth David, Temple Beth Sholom, Temple Beth Tikvah, Ezra Academy, Camp Laurelwood, Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy and the JCC. 2022 applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis until August 3, 2022. •Grants for the Jewish Elderly These grants are made possible thanks to the former Jewish Home Building Fund and community donors. This initiative provides grants to benefit new and innovative programs and projects for Jewish elderly residing in Greater New Haven. Applications due April 10, 2022. •Jewish Foundation Professional Development Grants for Jewish Educators These grants ensure classroom educators in local Jewish schools have the opportunity to attend workshops and conferences to develop their teaching skills, and will help local Jewish organizations to provide educational opportunities to instructors and the community. Applicants must be either 1. classroom educators employed in Jewish education in a local Jewish school or synagogue and/or 2. A local Jewish school or synagogue . Eligible programs must be hosted by a recognized Jewish institution or reputable educational institution. Application deadline is April 1, 2022.