Grants & Scholarships

College Scholarships
General Camp Scholarships
One Happy Camper
Israel Grant Program
Passport to Israel
Day School Grant

College Scholarships

The Jewish Community Foundation offers scholarship awards from the Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund to outstanding Jewish high school seniors to help fund the college freshman year. Awards are based on financial need, academic performance and community service. Applicants are required to be residents of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Applications were due March 22, 2017. Winners for the 2017-2018 year will be announced on our Facebook Page in June 2017 and in the July edition of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle Learn more about the Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund, or contact Jen Vettrus at 414-390-5722 with questions. Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be available in December 2017. 

General Camp Scholarships

The Jewish Community Foundation awards scholarships to young people to attend recognized Jewish summer overnight camps and to attend summer programs in Israel, based on financial need.  Applications were due February 15, 2017. Contact Tzipi Altman-Shafer at 414-963-2718 with questions.

One Happy Camper

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation has partnered with the Foundation for Jewish Camp to provide grants and introductory rates for first-time campers at Jewish overnight camps. The One Happy Camper program provides grants up to $1000. Learn more about One Happy Camper.

Grants for Israel Programs (Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship)

Greater Milwaukee residents ages 18-29 are invited to apply for funding for a semester or year in Israel from the Sarah B. and Louis M. Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship Fund. The deadline to submit applications was February 16, 2017  for programs between March 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Learn more about the Sarah B. and Louis M. Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship Fund. Contact Allison Hayden at 414-390-5724 with questions.

Passport to Israel

The MJF Bernard and Helen F. Soref Passport to Israel Program is a savings incentive plan designed to enable Milwaukee teenagers to participate in a peer-group Israel learning experience as an integral part of their Jewish education. The MJF, congregations, and families participate jointly in the plan. View Passport to Israel Program Information and Passport to Israel: Frequently Asked Questions. Contact Allison Hayden at 414-390-5724 for more information or to enroll.

Helen Bader Day School Grant Allocation

The CJL Day School Grant Allocation Committee distributes a $500,000 grant for tuition assistance to families attending Bader Hillel Academy, Bader Hillel High School, Milwaukee Jewish Day School, Yeshivas Ohr Yechezkel Wisconsin Institute for Torah Study – The Harri Hoffmann Family High School, TAM (Torah Academy of Milwaukee High School for Girls), and YES (Yeshiva Elementary School). For more information contact Tziporah Altman-Shafer at 414-963-2728. Applications for 2017-2018 school year can be filled out online.

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