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Israel Trip Scholarships

Travel Subsidies and Scholarships to Michigan
Youth and Young Adults for Trips to Israel

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Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor

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Travel subsidies of up to $1,000 and scholarships of up to $2,500 to Michigan youth and young adults in eligible communities for trips to Israel. The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to local teenagers for yearlong, summer, or semester trips to Israel. Eligible individuals are residents of Washtenaw County.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor values the transformative power of Israel travel experiences for teens. To help make participation in these trips possible, the federation offers two opportunities for financial assistance: The Federation funded Israel Teen Travel Subsidy and the Susan L. Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship Fund. The federation invites applicants to apply to both the Travel Subsidy and Lichter Scholarship Fund.

This financial support is provided for summer, semester and yearlong programs, including gap year (between high school and college). Eligible programs must be at least 21 days in length and be organized by an approved provider such as MASA gap year programs and summer/semester programs sponsored by national youth movements. Other eligible programs include those sponsored by educational institutions and those listed on the Jewish Agency’s Israel Experiences website. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 151058

Number of Grants:

The Susan L. Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship provides two scholarships.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Travel Subsidy: The maximum an individual will receive is $1,000.

Susan L. Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship: The Susan L. Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship provides two scholarships of $2,500 each to local high school students for participation in peer group Israel experiences.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

These two funding opportunities are open to Washtenaw County high school students and those participating in gap year programs between high school and college. Funds are not provided for college students or family/individual travel and are not available for college-age students participating in post-gap year experiences.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Due: Friday, March 5, 2021

For the Susan L. Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship, award notification will be made by May 1. Funding will be paid directly to the program.

Approved providers:
MASA Israel:
Jewish Agency:

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

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Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor
2939 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Or fax to: (734) 677-0109.

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USA: Michigan: Washtenaw County

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