Scholarships and Grants

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 accepted beginning January 1 and are reviewed monthly. All scholarships are need based.


Camp scholarships are for Houston Jewish* children ages 7-16 who attend an overnight Jewish-content summer camp for at least one week. Download a Camp Scholarship Application Form.


Israel travel scholarships are for organized summer trips for 10th-12th grade Jewish Houstonians and for gap-year programs. Israel programs must be at least 3 weeks. Download an Israel Scholarship Form.


If you are a Houston Jewish college or graduate school student, or have graduated college within the past 3 years, you may apply for funding to participate in a short Jewish educational experiential trip sponsored by a Jewish agency. 


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. 



Liz Garza

713.729.7000 ext. 309


Contact Information:

Liz Garza

Administrative Assistant

Jewish Education Department

Phone: (713) 729-7000, x309