Scholarships Available for Overnight Camp, Summer Israel Experience Trips and College!

JCF grants over $1,000,000 a year in needs-based scholarship assistance with the goal of helping young people obtain Jewish experiences and educational opportunities.

Overnight Camp Scholarships

JCF’s overnight camp scholarship program provides scholarships for Jewish children from most of Northern California to attend any Jewish overnight summer camp in the United States, Canada or Israel. Thanks to a generous grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, additional scholarship funds for Jewish overnight camp are available for Bay Area residents, while the Jewish Federation/The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay offers overnight camp scholarships for residents of its Federation service area.

Apply Now for overnight camp scholarships. The deadline is April 24.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship to Camps Newman or Tawonga, please contact the camps directly for information on how to apply.

Summer Israel Experience Scholarships

JCF offers scholarships for first-time teen trips to Israel. To qualify, Jewish teens must be in grades 8 – 12 and live in the Federation service area and be traveling on an organized teen trip to Israel for the first time.

Apply Now for summer Israel experience scholarships. The deadline is April 24.

College Scholarships

JCF's College Scholarships are funded by 11 different scholarship funds, each with their own eligibility criteria and requirements. Most (but not all) scholarships are for Jewish students from the Federation service area to attend an undergraduate program, based on a combination of financial need and merit. Students may reapply each year as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

Apply Now for College Scholarships. The deadline has been extended to May 1.

Family Specialty Camp Scholarships

The JCF provides needs-based scholarships for Jewish children who live in the San Francisco Bay Area to attend a qualified family specialty camp. There is no single deadline for specialty camp applications, as these camps are held throughout the year. Families may apply for scholarships for one or more children through a single application.

Apply Now for family specialty camp scholarships. Applications must be submitted at least 12 weeks prior to the start of the date of camp.

Preschool, Day School and Day Camp Scholarships

JCF makes block grants directly to preschools, day schools and day camps for scholarship assistance. Please inquire with these institutions directly for information on how to apply for scholarships.

Categories: Endowment


April 19, 2012


The Federation