Scholarships for Qualifying Programs in Israel
Our Israel and Overseas Affairs department is proud to offer grants to local teens and young adults to offset the cost of travelling to Israel on qualifying organized programs. Made possible through the Jewish Community Foundation and Jewish Federation, grants aim to encourage participation in qualified programs in Israel and are available to applicants who demonstrate financial need.
Applicants are expected to contribute to the cost of the program. Scholarships are not awarded on a retroactive basis. If approved, the funds will be paid directly to the program and not to an individual.
How to Apply
Approval of scholarships is based on the circumstances of the individual applicant. To be considered, applicants must supply all of the required information.
Scholarship Application Deadlines
There are two scholarship intakes: refer to the front cover of the application for the upcoming deadlines.
Please download and complete the form, which includes the following sections:
1. Personal Statement
Reflect on your reasons for wanting to participate in your program of choice, and why you feel you qualify for financial assistance. This information may include what you hope to gain from this experience, your goals for the future (academic, professional and/or personal), and anything else that may be relevant.
2. Personal/Program Information
Please note that funds cannot be allocated without a Social Insurance Number. If you do not have one, please apply immediately on the Service Canada website.
3. Statement of Financial Need
Both the applicant and the applicant’s parents must complete and sign this statement unless a Parent’s Statement of Non-Support is completed.
In addition to the Statement of Financial Need, please include a copy of your parents’ most recent tax notice of assessment, unless a Parent’s Statement of Non-Support is completed, in which case your most recent tax notice of assessment is required. Without this, your application cannot be considered.
4. Parents Statement of Non-Support
This form only needs to be completed by applicants who are financially independent from their parents.
Please contact Sarah Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org.