Deadline for 2022-2023 College Scholarship Application is August 15, 2022

Scholarship Opportunities

 

The Federation currently has three grants to support the efforts of the youth of our Federation communities: campership scholarships, college scholarships, and Israel study scholarships.

 

These scholarships are made available through the generosity of several funds of the Federation’s Endowment including, the William Finkelstein Fund for Needy Jews, the Shobna Shukla & Matthew Ginsburg Scholarship Fund, Alan & Janet Hertzmark Scholarship Fund, and the Louis & Mary Schultz Fund. 

 

 

Campership

 

The Federation supports day camperships and overnight camperships as we value the impact of Jewish camping and how it can transform lives. Jewish camping in North America has been around for over 100 years. Initially, it was a time to get the kids out of the city to be in the country with their peers in a healthy environment. Today, in addition to the benefits of a summer spent outdoors, Jewish camp has become a place to develop and create a Jewish community, to find Jewish roots, to connect to the land and people of Israel, and to live a 24/7 Jewish life. This is where Jewish passion, creativity, and spirituality can grow and leadership skills can be developed. This is where our community's next generation of leaders is nurtured.

In the spring of 2021, the Federation assisted 82 families in sending their children to either day camp and/or overnight camp.

Campership grants are made available from the Charlotte & David Walzer Campership Fund, Waterbury Hebrews Ladies Aid, and Joel Varnick Overnight Campership Fund. 

 

 

 

 

College Scholarships

 

The Federation funds generous college scholarship grants for study in the U.S. for Jewish CT residents for those in financial needs or proven strong academic records. For the 2021-2022 school year, The Federation distributed scholarship funds to assist in furthering the education in both their academic studies and their Jewish culture.

 

The Federation currently has three grants to support the efforts of the youth of our Federation communities: campership scholarships, college scholarships, and Israel study scholarships.


 

 

 

Israel Study Scholarships

 

The Federation grants a limited number of scholarships to those students from our Federation communities who have been accepted into recognized study programs in Israel. We support efforts to enhance the relationship between Israel and the American Jewish community generally. There is no better way to help a student to understand and appreciate Israel than to give her or him the opportunity to study there. 

 

 

 

Questions?

 

Contact us

 

Scholarships - Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut

Pamela Perkins

Grants Coordinator

Grants@Jfed.net

203-405-7015 ( Direct line )

 203-267-3177 ext 316