Teen Israel Trip Stipends Available

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 from March 1, 2024 – February 28, 2025.
  • 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 and volunteer for the Jewish Federation of Madison.


Age Entering 9th grade in 2024 – finishing 12th grade in 2025
Religion Students with at least one Jewish parent or students who have converted to Judaism.
Financial Status Not taken into consideration
Geographic Ties To Madison Parents and students 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
Grant Ceiling $1,500*
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 their high school years.
Participant Requirements* Write an article 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.