Foundation / Corporation
Memphis Jewish Federation - Lemsky Endowment Fund
Scholarships of up to $3,000 to Memphis, Tennessee high school juniors and seniors to attend a teen program in Israel. Funding is intended to foster bonds between the Memphis Jewish community and Israel. Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the community through volunteer service prior to receiving the grant money.
Funding may be applied to program cost only.
GrantWatch ID#: 178418
Rising high school juniors and seniors in the Memphis Jewish community are eligible for up to $3,000.
All rising Jewish high school juniors and seniors who live in Memphis and have not previously received a Lemsky grant for Israel travel while in high school are eligible.
Funding may not be applied to airfare or other expenses.
The application deadline is Monday, April 16, 2018.
Please complete the online form and e-mail a current photo of the student applicant to Gila Golder.
Additional limited financial needs-based assistance may be available. Please contact MJF for a financial aid application.
Teen Israel Experience Participant Obligations:
- Community Service Hours: TIE participants will contribute 15 hours of service to the Jewish community. These hours may be fulfilled in any of Memphis’ Jewish service agencies, congregations, schools and youth groups. Hours performed in the broader Memphis community may count if they are completed under the auspices of a Jewish organization. These hours must be completed before funds will be disbursed.
- Attendance at an Israel Orientation Session: TIE participants will attend a pre-trip Israel Orientation Session in the spring of 2018. There will be a choice of two session dates. Attendance at one session is mandatory for funds to be disbursed.
Grant funding is counted cumulatively - a teen who accepts a $3000 grant to participate in an Israel program during high school will be eligible for a maximum $1000 grant for an Israel program at the post high school level.
Please contact Lauren Luskey Taube with any questions about the grants program or the application process.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Lauren Luskey Taube
MJF: (901) 767-7100
USA: Tennessee: Memphis