Grants & Scholarships

One Happy Camper
College Scholarships
Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship
Passport to Israel

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 are now closed.

Contact Tarin Gordon at 414-390-5714 with questions.

One Happy Camper Grant

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.

New this year, limited funding is available to day school students through PJ Goes to Camp. Funding for day school families is first come, first serve, so interested families should contact Tzipi as soon as possible.

Learn more about One Happy Camper.

Contact Nicole Boico at 414-390-5702 with questions.

College Scholarships

The Jewish Community Foundation of Milwaukee’s College Scholarship program began with the establishment of the Harry Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund in 1996, and today continues to honor Harry Hecht’s generosity and that of other donors by awarding scholarships from it, the Evelyn & Ben Breitman Education Endowment Fund, and the newly established Marcus & Rita Wohlfeiler Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Scholarships are awarded to Jewish high school seniors to help fund their college freshman year. The selection process is based on financial need, academic performance, and community service. There is one single application process to be considered eligible for scholarships from the above-named funds. Applicants must be residents of the Milwaukee metropolitan area.

Applications are now closed.

Learn more about the Harry Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund.

Learn more about the Evelyn & Ben Breitman Education Endowment Fund.

Learn more about the Marcus & Rita Wohlfeiler Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Contact Jen Vettrus at 414-390-5722 with questions.

Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship Fund

Greater Milwaukee residents ages 18-30 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, a fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, the endowment development program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Learn more about the Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship

Contact Tzipi Altman-Shafer at 414-963-2718 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 Milwaukee Jewish Federation, congregations, and families participate jointly in the plan.

Program Information 
Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Abigail Stein at 414-390-5764 with questions.

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