Summer Scholarships

Many local Jewish Federations and synagogues provide young adults from their community with grants to travel to Israel.  Below are additional funding options:

  • The Amy Adine Schulman Scholarship Fund – The grant requires a commitment to educate others through lecture, program or other activities upon returning to your home or school community. You must be willing and able to do this so others will have the opportunity to learn about and to be inspired to do similar work.
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program – The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two- or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
  • Boren Scholarship – Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad who will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.
  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund – The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to university students who are part of the progressive movement on campus or the community, actively working for peace and justice.
  • Fulbright Scholarship – The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
  • Helyn B. Reich Memorial Scholarship Fund – Reich scholarships are awarded each year to a limited number of American students who choose to study at one of several designated Israeli universities or attend post-college long-term programs.
  • Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture – This fund is for independent scholarly, literary, or art projects done in Israel. Please inquire regarding the deadline.
  • Schusterman Scholarship – Up to seven scholarships will be awarded to students studying in the University of California EAP program in Israel. Students from all UC campuses will be competing for these scholarships. Awards will be up to $2,000 for semester participants and up to $5,000 for year participants.
  • Your Local Synagogue – Synagogues often set aside funds for young adults and/or travel to Israel.