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.

FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Federation Scholarships

Qualifications

How to Apply

Need-Based Overnight

  • Houston Jewish residents
  • Ages 7-16
  • Must attend for a minimum of one week
  • Must attend Jewish-content camp in North America
  • IRS form required

Click Here for more information or contact 
Liz Garza via (713) 729-7000 x309.

Need-Based Israel Trip

*Summer or Gap Year included

  • Houston Jewish residents
  • 10th, 11th, 12th grade OR gap-year
  • Sponsored by a Jewish organization
  • Must attend for a minimum of 3 weeks and up to 1 year
  • IRS Form Required

Click Here for more information or contact 
Liz Garza via (713) 729-7000
x309.

One Happy Camper

  • Houston Jewish residents
  • Jewish residents who have never attended a Jewish-content based camp

 

Click Here for more information or contact 
Liz Garza via (713) 729-7000
x309.

 

 

HARVEY CAMPERSHIPS

In addition to the scholarships above, if your family was a flood victim during Hurricane Harvey you may apply for the following scholarship opportunities. Houston families flooded by Hurricane Harvey can receive a campership of up to $3,000 per child to make camp more affordable. Additional savings are possible through utilization of Federation need-based scholarships, one Happy Camper first-time camper grants,

congregational need-based support, and Jewish Children's Regional Service scholarships. 

 

Harvey Scholarships

Qualifications

How to Apply

Overnight Camp – Harvey Campership

  •  Flood Victim

  •  Houston Jewish Residents

  •  Ages 7-16

  •  Must attend for a minimum of one week

Click Here for more information or contact 
Liz Garza via (713) 729-7000 x309.

Israel Trip – Harvey Campership

  •  Houston Jewish Resident

  •  10th, 11th, 12th grade OR gap-year

  •  Must attend for a minimum of 3 weeks

Click Here for more information or contact 
Liz Garza via (713) 729-7000 x309.

 

Day Camp - Harvey Campership
**Deadline has passed** 

 

 

  •  Flood Victim

  •  Houston Jewish resident attending a day camp sponsored by a Houston Jewish organization or school

Click Here for more information or contact
Mia Brooks via (713) 729-7000 x348.

 

Teacher Grants

The Federation also supports the efforts of our educators who work in our Judaic-centered schools across Houston.

 

Educational Grant

Qualifications

How to Apply

Teacher Grant

  • For classroom Judaic-teachers working in Houston’s schools, congregational schools, early childhood centers
     
  • Must participate in a Jewish sponsored educational conference out of Houston

 

 Click Here for more information or contact Liz Garza via (713) 729-7000 x309.

 

Jet Scholarship Information: If you are a Houston Jewish resident between the ages of 21-29 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. 

SUMMER CAMPS

For more information about Camp Young Judaea and Greene Family Camp, click either of the links below to see how you can enroll your child.