The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund provides need-based scholarships for Jewish children to attend Jewish Overnight Camps, Family Camps, and Israel Experiences for Teens and Young Adults. All scholarships are intended to provide "last resort" community resources above and beyond what is contributed by families and individual camps/programs.

The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund has partnered with Scholarship America to assist in the administration of these scholarships.

Scholarship America processes financial need for all submitted applications. All application data is kept strictly confidential and reviewed without any identifying information (anonymously) by The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, which determines awards based on financial need. Award checks will be processed by Scholarship America. Checks will be made payable to the camp or Israel Trip provider and mailed to the family's home address.

All camp and Israel trip applications can be submitted through one family registration. Review requirements that pertain to your camp or trip carefully. Please note exceptions to eligible camps based on direct Federation funding to these camps for their scholarship assistance programs.

Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarships

Scholarship requirements

Important note: If your child will be attending URJ Camp Newman, Camp Tawonga, Ramah of Northern California, or JCC Maccabi Sports Camp please contact the camp directly by clicking the link below. Do NOT submit an Overnight Camp application through this program.
URJ Camp Newman
Camp Tawonga
Ramah of North California
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp

How to apply

Jewish Overnight Camp applications must be submitted by March 2, 2020.

Scholarship America processes financial need for all submitted applications. Non-identifying information will be released to the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund to determine award amounts based on financial need.

Families will be notified by April 30. Checks will be processed by Scholarship America. Checks will be made payable to the camp and mailed to each family's home address. Awards may only be used for camp tuition.

Family Camp Scholarships

The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund Family Camp scholarships are intended to provide "last resort" community resources above and beyond what is contributed by families and individual camps.

Scholarship requirements

How to apply

Scholarship applicants for the Grief and Growing Family Camp must apply directly through the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center by contacting Rabbi Eric Weiss.

For deadline information on single parent family camp scholarships, please contact the camp directly.

The deadline for Family Weekends is March 16, 2020.

Contact jcf@scholarshipamerica.org or apply online now.

Families may only apply for one family camp per year with this application.

For application related questions

Call 1-800-537-4180 or email jcf@scholarshipamerica.org

Israel Experiences for Teens & Young Adults

Recognizing the impact of Israel travel/experiences, The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund provides need-based scholarships for both short-term organized teen trips (first -time, grades 8-12) and five to twelve month Masa Israel programs for young adults ages 18 to 26.

Scholarship Requirements for Teen Trips

Scholarship Requirements for Post-High School Trips

Deadlines

For spring break trips, online applications must be submitted by December 5, 2019.
For summer trips, online applications must be submitted by March 2, 2020.
For gap or academic year programs, applications must be submitted by May 1, 2020.

For application related questions

Call 1-800-537-4180 or email jcf@scholarshipamerica.org.

Application Procedure

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All correspondence throughout the application process is via email.Be sure to add jcf@scholarshipamerica.org to your Contacts or Address Book! Individuals failing to use a valid email address will not be able to access an application account. Families who do not regularly check their email for correspondence will not receive consideration.

Parents wishing to submit camp or Israel trip applications can begin the electronic application process by clicking on the Register for an Account link in the Information Links menu in the left margin. To register, you must supply a unique and valid email address and create a username and password. An email message will be sent to you verifying the email address you provided is valid. You must click a link in that message. Once you validate your email address you will then have access to your family account.

When in the application process, you may leave the site at any time by clicking on the Logout link located at the top of the left margin. To return to your account, you must enter the username and password as provided when you registered.

You may wish to gather the following information that will be necessary for the application:

Carefully review all data before submission. All pages must be completed and entered in the format described in order to submit the application. Proper punctuation and standard capitalization (Jill Smith, 10 Main Street, New York, NY) must be used when entering data. Once a camp or trip application is submitted, no further additions or changes can be made.

Pages 1 & 2 of your family's federal 2018 tax return (or 2019, if available) must be mailed to:

The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund Camps & Trips
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Scholarship America will email acknowledgment of receipt of all submitted applications. Applications found to be incomplete as of the application deadline will not be processed.

All information submitted is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America. Only non-identify information is released to The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

Additional Information

All application questions should be directed to Scholarship America at jcf@scholarshipamerica.org or 1-800-537-4180. If contacting us by email, identify Overnight Camp, Family Camp or Israel Trip in the subject line. You can also submit a question or report a problem using the Help link from the Information Links menu. For all other questions about scholarships, contact Sandra Noguchi at The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund at sandran@sfjcf.org.

The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.