AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR JEWISH TEEN PROGRAMMING

INCENTIVE GRANTS

LOS ANGELES JEWISH TEEN INITIATIVE INCENTIVE GRANT CRITERIA

  • Must be the first time the applicant is participating in a program with that specific provider.
  • Applications must be received at least one month in advance of the program start date.
  • Teen must live in the Greater Los Angeles area.
  • Teen must be in grades 7 through 12.
  • Teen program must be 7 days or less, and cost no more than $500 total.
  • This grant is not applicable to Shabbatons at Jewish day schools.

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FINANCIAL AID GRANTS

The Burt & Elaine Margulis Scholarship Fund offers financial aid grants for qualifying families in Los Angeles. These grants make it possible for teens to participate in all kinds of immersive Jewish programming, including youth group conventions, retreats, Jewish learning trips, and more.

           

NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID CRITERIA

  • Applications must be received at least one month in advance of the program start date.
  • Teen must be living in the Greater Los Angeles area.
  • Teen must be in grades 7 through 12.
  • Cost of program must be at least $500 (excluding travel). Financial aid grants may not be used on Israel trips, or program travel costs.
  • Financial aid grants cannot be combined with incentive grants.
  • Current tax return and W-2 must be submitted.
  • Families can apply once per calendar year.

 

NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1: Fill out the application.

Step 2: Gather your completed application and a parent or guardian’s most recent tax return and W-2 if needed (see application for details), and email them to the LAJTI Financial Aid Committee at LAJTI@JewishLA.org.

If there are any specific financial circumstances that you think the reviewing committee should be aware of, please make note of them in the body of your email.

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THE BRAWERMAN FELLOWSHIP

The Brawerman Fellowship is an incredible opportunity for students to explore their strengths, develop their leadership skills, and build friendships and skills that will last a lifetime.

Awarded to graduating seniors who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership skills, a commitment to community service, and financial need, the Brawerman Fellowship awards a total of $40,000 to each student to use over the course of their four-year college journey.

Throughout the four years of the fellowship, participants are provided with dynamic leadership training including specialized retreats, a group trip to Israel, and the opportunity to connect with a hand-picked mentor – an esteemed leader in the Jewish community to whom they can turn to for advice and guidance over the course of their journey.

Learn more and apply here.

The Geri & Richard Brawerman Leadership Institute was established with a visionary gift from longtime Federation supporters and community leaders Geri and Richard Brawerman.