Programs & Resources

Youth & Families

Camp & Israel Scholarships

For more than 40 years, the Jewish Federation has made it possible for Houston families with financial needs to provide an intensive Jewish educational summer experience for their children by providing financial assistance for camp and Israel scholarships.

Scholarship applications are reviewed monthly from January through May. All scholarships are need-based.


Need-Based Overnight Camp Scholarships


Need-Based Israel Trip Summer or Gap Year

  • Houston Jewish residents
  • Current 10th, 11th, and 12th graders
  • Israel program is sponsored by a Jewish organization
  • Must attend for a minimum of 3 weeks, and maximum of up to 1 year
  • IRS forms required with application

We are no longer accepting Camp and Israel scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 year. To be placed on a wait list, please contact Liz Garza.


* The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston funds programs and organizations that benefit individuals and families regardless of their religion. However, when financial aid is provided from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on behalf of a specific individual, the individual must be Jewish. This financial aid requirement is to honor the intent and expectation of the Federation’s donors with regard to these particular financial aid programs.