Jewish Foundation Offers 2018-2019 Scholarship Opportunities

The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven is pleased to offer college scholarships made possible by generous donors who have established scholarship funds. The scholarships may each have different criteria, but they all share the same goal of encouraging students to pursue their dreams by pursuing education at an institution of higher learning.


There are needs-based as well as needs-blind scholarships for high school seniors from Jewish households. All applications must be completed online by May 1, 2019.

All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed. Awards range from $500 - $3,000. The application process is competitive, see online for application requirements for individual scholarships.


Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship Fund, Stuart J. Drell Scholarship Fund, Emma Kohn Podoloff Scholarship Fund of the National Council of Jewish Women’s Greater New Haven Section


The Jewish Foundation also offers needs-based assistance for New Haven area synagogue schools. The deadline for the online application is October 19, 2018.


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 195 traditional and specialty Jewish overnight camps from which to choose.


Recognizing the impact of Israel travel/experiences, the Jewish Foundation provides scholarships for both short-term (minimum of 3 week program) and long-term organized Israel educational programs for Greater New Haven area youth ages 14-19. The Jewish Foundation Israel Experience Scholarship Program enables local Jewish students ages 14-19 the opportunity to participate in an Israel experience to develop and enrich their Jewish education and reinforce their Jewish identity.

For 2019 summer trips, applications are due by March 9, 2019. For the 2019 gap or academic year programs, applications are due by May 4, 2019. This is a competitive application and is needs-blind. An essay and two recommendations are required. All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed by the Israel Experience Scholarship committee.


Bloch Family Fund for Israel Travel by Congregation Or Shalom Youth, Esther Gold Milikowsky-Copelon Fund in memory of Matthew Milikowsky, for Teen Travel to Israel, Marvin S. Pisetsky Israel Scholarship Endowment Fund, Arthur Spiegel Israel Scholarship Fund, and Lawrence & Florence Winer Israel Scholarship Fund

For more information and applications, visit jewishnewhaven. org/scholarships.

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