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 must be residents of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. For students beginning their freshmen year in the Fall of 2019, applications will be available in February 2019 and due in March 2019. Winners for the 2019-2020 school year will be announced on our Facebook Page in June 2019 and in the July 2019 edition of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle Learn more about the Hecht Family Memorial College Scholarship Fund. 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 will be available in January 2019 and due in February 2019Contact 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. Applications for programs between March 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 will be available in January 2019 and due in February 2019. Learn more about the Sarah B. and Louis M. Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship Fund.Online applications will be available at a later date. 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). Online applications will be available in April 2019Contact Tzipi Altman-Shafer at 414-963-2718 with questions.

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