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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