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Israel Trip Scholarships

Scholarships to Michigan Jewish Teens from Eligible
Regions for Organized Trips and Programs in Israel

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Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor

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Scholarships of up to $1,000 and scholarships of $2,500 to Michigan Jewish high school students from eligible regions for participation in organized peer trips in Israel. Funding is intended to subsidize Israel travel experiences for teenagers. Scholarships are offered to high school students from Greater Ann Arbor. Programs must be at least 21 days in length and must be organized by an approved provider. The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor offers both travel subsidies and the Susan L. Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship.

Susan L. Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship: Two grants to Ann Arbor high school students to participate in peer group Israel experiences.  This financial support is provided for summer, semester and yearlong programs, including gap year (between high school and college). At the conclusion of the Israel Experience, each recipient will be required to submit an essay describing his/her experiences and insights gained during his/her time in Israel. The essays will be published in the Washtenaw Jewish News.

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GrantWatch ID#: 151058

Number of Grants:

Susan L. Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship Fund: Two scholarships

Estimated Size of Grant:

Federation's Israel Scholarships: Depending upon the number of applicants, the amount of this scholarship will vary, with the maximum being $1,000 per student.

Susan L. Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship Fund: $2,500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Must be a high school student.
- Must be from the Greater Ann Arbor area.
- Must be planning to travel to Israel on a summer, semester or gap year (between high school and university) program.

Funds are not available for college-age students participating in post-gap year experiences.

Applicants are eligible for only one Federation subsidy. Once an applicant has received a Federation subsidy, they cannot re-apply for support to participate in a second program.

Approved providers:
- MASA gap year programs
- Summer and semester programs sponsored by national youth movements
- Programs sponsored by educational institutions
- Programs listed on the Jewish Agency's Israel Experiences website:

Pre-Application Information:

The due date for applications is Friday, March 2, 2020.

Applicants may apply for both the Susan L. Lichter Memorial Scholarship and the Israel Experience Subsidy.

Funding will be paid directly to the program.

Contact Information:

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

Email applications to:
Stephanie Glass, Development and Planning Associate

Or fax to (734) 677-0109

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

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USA: Michigan: Greater Ann Arbor area

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