Does your teenager want to travel to Israel on an organized trip? The Jewish Federation of Madison wants to help! The Federation now has stipends available for up to $1500 per student to help with teen trips to Israel.
Here’s more information:
Students entering ninth grade through the end of twelfth grade are eligible for a one time grant.
Organized, approved programs/trips must take place on March 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021.
Programs need to be for three weeks or longer.
Students must reside in Dane County.
Applications can be completed online
Stipends will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. If there are more applications than funds available there will be a witnessed lottery to determine the six students who will receive the stipend.
Students who receive a stipend will be required to write an article about their experience for the Madison Jewish News and volunteer for the Jewish Federation of Madison.
Entering 9th grade in 2020 – finishing 12th grade in 2021
Students with at least one Jewish parent or students who have converted to Judaism.
Not taken into consideration
Geographic Ties To Madison
Parents and student must reside in Dane County during the year the trip takes place. Former Israelis must have lived in the United States for a minimum of 10 years.
Minimum Trip Length
Three weeks in Israel
How Previous Israel Travel Impacts Application
No impact. First-timers, as well as students who have been to Israel previously, are encouraged. Students can access a grant only once during the high school years.
Write an article for the Madison Jewish News and volunteer for the Jewish Federation of Madison.
*In the event that the participant does not go to Israel, the grant must be paid in full to the Jewish Federation of Madison.