Grants & Scholarships

One Happy Camper
College Scholarships

Israel Grant Program
Passport to Israel
General Camp Scholarships

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 Tzipi Altman-Shafer at 414-963-2718 with questions.

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. The application process will open in November 2022 for students beginning their college freshman year in the fall of 2023.

Learn more about the Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund.

View 2022 application PDF
Contact Jen Vettrus at 414-390-5722 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 starting June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023 are due on Monday, April 25, 2022.

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.

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 for the summer of 2022 are now closed.

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

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