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The Jewish Community Foundation encourages Jewish high school students to explore and develop their Jewish identity through an immersive Israel travel experience. To assist students and their families, the Foundation is offering a limited number of scholarships worth up to $6,000 per student for programs in Israel lasting from 4 weeks to one semester. To learn more about the Israel Experience Program, read the Frequently Asked Questions.


  • Jewish high school students currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 (2020/2021school year) and who are residents of the Greater Hartford area are eligible to apply. 
  • Students who have not previously traveled to Israel and demonstrate a financial need receive first priority for scholarships. Rising seniors will have the priority over all applicants in this group. If additional scholarships remain available, students who have previously traveled to Israel and/or do not demonstrate financial need will be considered.

To apply, please download the Israel Experience scholarship application (applications must be typewritten):

Applications must be received by December 1, 2020, and submitted via mail to the following: 
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

Attn: Israel Experience Program
333 Bloomfield Ave, Suite D
West Hartford, CT 06117

click here to read about first-hand experiences from our 2019 scholars, which were published in West Hartford Life.

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