Grants & Scholarships

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

College Scholarships

The Jewish Community Foundation offers scholarship awards from the Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund to Jewish high school seniors to help fund the college freshman year. Awards are based on financial need, academic performance and community service. Applicants must be residents of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Due to COVID-19, the application deadline was extended to Thursday, April 30, 2020 for students beginning their freshmen year in the Fall of 2020. Learn more about the Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund.

View application PDF.
Contact Jen Vettrus at 414-390-5722 with questions.

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 on February 16, 2020.

Contact Tzipi Altman-Shafer at 414-963-2718 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.

Learn more about One Happy Camper.
Contact Anna Goldstein at 414-390-5733 with questions.

Grants for Israel Programs (Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship)

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 Sarah B. and Louis M. Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship Fund. Applications for programs between March 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 were due on May 26, 2020.

Apply online here.
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.

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