Scholarships

The Jewish Silicon Valley scholarship program provides assistance to families whose circumstances require it. Our scholarship procedure helps ensure fairness and confidentiality for all applicants.

A scholarship is dollars given on your behalf towards program fees. This gift is not expected to be repaid. 

Jewish Silicon Valley Offers Scholarships For The Following Programs

Teen Trips to Israel (BBYO, etc.)
Scholarship requirements include:
        • Families with teens between the ages of 13 and 18 (by June 1, 2024) are eligible for scholarships to attend an accredited Jewish overnight camp in Israel.
        • Families must live within JSV’s service area: Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Mountain View, San Jose, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Saratoga, Sunnyvale.
        • Teems must be Jewish (as identified by their families).
        • Families must contribute a minimum percentage of total tuition according to their ability to pay.
Teen Leadership
Adult advisors and/or Rabbis can nominate up to two teen leaders each year! Nominees should be:
        • Identified emerging leaders (8th-10th grade)
        • Current leader stepping into an executive leadership role (11th-12th grade)
        • Affiliated with an organized local teen programs (NFTY, USY, BBYO, etc.)
        • Nominated teens will be asked to submit a written (300-400 words) or video (2-3 minutes) essay answering one of these prompts:
          • Where do they think the Jewish world is heading?
          • What is the biggest challenge for the Jewish community?
          • Whose Jewish leadership style do they admire most and why?
        • Awards range from $300- $600 to attend a regional or national convention of their affiliated program. Answers will be judged on cohesiveness of their idea and not necessarily on the content of their presentation.

Jewish Overnight Camp

Scholarship requirements include:

      • Families with children between the ages of 6 and 18 (by June 1, 2023) are eligible for scholarships to attend an accredited Jewish overnight camp in the U.S., Canada or Israel.
      • Families may apply for overnight camp scholarships for one or more children.
      • Families must live within JSV’s service area: Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Mountain View, San Jose, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Saratoga, Sunnyvale.
      • Children must be Jewish (as identified by their families).
      • Families must contribute a minimum percentage of total tuition according to their ability to pay.
      • Scholarships must be “last resort” funds, supplementing financial assistance provided by the camp, family, and all other possible sources.
      • Scholarship funds are to be used strictly for camp tuition and camp-provided bus transportation to and from camp.

Scholarship Application - Submittal Steps and Key Dates

Application Submittal Steps

1. Gather your program registration form(s)

Program registration is required prior to submitting your scholarship application. Registration forms can be found on the relevant program website (please see section above for links to program registration forms)

2. Gather your financial documents

You will need to upload copies of your financial documents when you submit your application.

3. Complete and submit your application(s)
  • Scholarship Application for: Camp Shalom (K-10), Preschool, School Break Camp, and Katan:  Apply Here!
  • Scholarship Application for Other Programs (link is pending)
  • Scholarship Application for External Programs (link is pending)

Scholarship Application Due Dates*

Camp:
  • Camp Shalom (K-10th Grade) scholarship applications are due by April 1, 2024.
  • School-Break Camp scholarship applications are due two weeks prior to the start of the program.
  • Katan scholarship applications are due by April 1, 2024.
APJCC Preschool:
  • APJCC Preschool scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 school year are due by March 15, 2024. 
Other Programs:
  • Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are due two weeks prior to the start of the program. 
External Programs:
  • Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are due two weeks prior to the start of the program. 

*If you miss a due date due to extenuating circumstances, please contact us at [email protected] to see if there are funds available to accommodate your request.

Scholarship Application Notification Dates

Camp:
  • Camp Shalom (K-10th Grade): You will be notified by May 3, 2024.
  • School-Break Camp: You will be notified as soon as possible, but typically within 2 weeks of submission.
  • Katan: You will be notified by May 3, 2024.
APJCC Preschool:
  • APJCC Preschool: You will be notified by March 30, 2024.
Other Programs:
  • Notifications are on a rolling basis. Typically within 2-4 weeks of application submission.
External Programs:
  • Notifications are on a rolling basis. Typically within 2-4 weeks of application submission.

FAQs

I have questions about the scholarship application, whom do I contact?
I haven’t heard back on my scholarship application decision. What should I do?
What if I miss the scholarship application deadline for a particular program?
  • Please submit your scholarship application, and we will let you know if funds are available to accommodate your request.
I would like to discuss the scholarship decision further, whom do I contact?

Any other questions? Please contact us at [email protected].