2017 Scholarship Applications Are Now Closed.

Scholarships

 

The goal of the Jewish Federation scholarship program is to provide 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. Scholarship dollars are limited and available awards are determined each fiscal year. 

 

For all scholarship applications, please remit current tax returns and W-2s to jyl@jvalley.org.

 


In addition to scholarships from the Jewish Federation, there are several camps who provide a One Happy Camper grant for first-time campers through the camps and the Foundation for Jewish Camp, research your choices here.

 

Day Camps

 

Thank you for your interest in our campership program. We work carefully and use the California Family Economic Self-Sufficiency Standard is determining eligibility and need when distributing these scholarships.

  • Families with children between the ages of 3 and 15 (by June 1, 2017) are eligible
  • Children must identify as Jewish
  • Qualifying day camps must be located in the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley service area
  • Families may apply for day camp scholarships for one or more children for multiple sessions
  • Scholarship funds may be used for camp tuition and associated before and after care.  Camp-provided bus transportation is not covered unless included in camp fees.

SORRY, WE'RE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR.

Sorry, no longer accepting applications.

 

If you have any questions regarding the process, please do not hesitate to contact the Jewish Federation at (408) 358-3033 or jyl@jvalley.org. 

 

Overnight Camp

 

Thank you for your interest in our campership program. We work carefully and use the California Family Economic Self-Sufficiency Standard is determining eligibility and need when distributing these scholarships.

  • Families with children between the ages of 3 and 17 (by June 1, 2017) are eligible
  • Children must identify as Jewish
  • Families may apply for camp scholarships for one or more children for multiple sessions
  • Scholarship funds may be used for camp tuition and associated before and after care.  Camp-provided bus transportation is not covered unless included in camp fees.

SORRY, WE'RE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR.

Sorry, no longer accepting applications. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the process, please do not hesitate to contact the Jewish Federation at (408) 358-3033 or jyl@jvalley.org. 

 

Teen Israel Trips

 

Please click here to apply for a Teen Israel Trip Scholarships. Applications are accepted year-round.

If you have any questions regarding the process, please do not hesitate to contact the Jewish Federation at (408) 358-3033 or jyl@jvalley.org. 

New Opportunity!

 

Teen Leadership Grants 

Adult advisors and/or Rabbis can nominate up to two teen leaders each year! 

 

Nominees should be:

  • identified emerging leader (8th-10th grade)
  • current leader stepping into an executive leadership role (11th-12th grade)
  • affiliated with an organized local teen programs (NFTYUSYBBYO, 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 will 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.

 

To submit a nomination, please email Jyl Jurman at jyl@jvalley.org or call (408) 358-3033 with any questions.