Aiding Your Journey Abroad
Israel Travel Experiences for Teens
The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor values the transformative power of Israel travel experiences for teens. To help make participation in these trips possible, we offer two opportunities for financial assistance: The Federation funded Israel Teen Travel Subsidy and the Susan L. Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship Fund. We invite applicants to apply to both the Travel Subsidy and Lichter Scholarship Fund.
These two funding opportunities are open to Washtenaw County high school students and those participating in gap year programs between high school and college. The applicant must be traveling to Israel on a summer, semester or gap year program that is a minimum of 21 days of length and is organized by an approved provider. A list of approved providers can be found through Masa Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel. Funds are not available for college-age students participating in post-gap year experiences.
Israel Travel Subsidies
Applicants may receive a grant of up to $1,000 based on the number of request received by the preferred applicant date. We encourage you to submit your application by that date to ensure funding. At the conclusion of the trip, recipients are expected to submit an essay and photo highlighting the trip for publication on the Federation’s website and the Washtenaw Jewish News.
Susan L. Lichter Memorial Endowed Israel Scholarship Fund
This scholarship, generously funded by Dr. Paul and Carolyn Lichter in memory of their daughter Susan L. Lichter, awards two annual $2,500 scholarships for Israel teen travel. To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit your application by the deadline. At the conclusion of the trip, awardees are expected to submit an essay and photo highlighting their trip for publication on the Federation’s website and the Washtenaw Jewish News.
Please contact Jessica Weil, Outreach & Program Coordinator.