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High Schooler Traveling to Israel?

The Jewish Federation administers two programs providing financial assistance to high school students from Greater Ann Arbor who plan to travel to Israel on summer, semester or gap year (between high school and university) programs. Funds are not available for college-age students participating in post-gap year experiences. Programs eligible for funding must be at least four weeks in length and be organized by an approved provider such as MASA gap year programs and summer and semester programs sponsored by national youth movements. Other eligible programs include those sponsored by educational institutions and those programs listed on the Jewish Agency's Israel Experiences web site. Payment is made directly to the program in which the participant is enrolled.

Susan L. Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship Fund

The Susan L. Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship Fund provides two scholarships of $2,500 to local high school students to participate in peer group Israel experiences. The scholarship application includes the submission of an essay. A scholarship committee will determine the scholarship award. All essays will be reviewed blind (no names) to ensure anonymity and impartiality). Award notification will be made by May 1. At the conclusion of the Israel Experience, each recipient will be required to submit a second essay describing his/her experiences and insights gained during his/her time in Israel. Both essays will be published in the Washtenaw Jewish News.
Applications are due April 16, 2014.

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Israel Experience Subsidies

The Jewish Federation believes in the value of Israel experiences for teenagers and offers subsidies to local teens participating in approved, organized peer trips to Israel. The amount of the subsidy will vary, based on the number of applicants--the maximum any one individual will receive is $1000. Notification will be made by May 1. Applicants may apply for both the Susan L. Lichter Memorial Scholarship and the subsidy, however applicants are eligible for only one Federation subsidy--they may not apply for a second subsidy to attend a second program. Subsidy recipients will be expected to participate in at least one pre-trip and one post-trip meeting and will be asked to share their experiences during and/or after their trip.
Applications are due April 16, 2014.

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