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, grants are not.

FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Federation Scholarships

Qualifications

How to Apply

Need-Based

Overnight Camp

 

Qustions? Contact Liz Garza at

(713) 729-7000 x 309

Need-Based

Israel Trip Summer or Gap Year Included

 
  • 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 up to 1 year
  • IRS forms required with application

 

Questions? Contact Liz Garza at

(713) 729-7000 x 309

One Happy Camper (not need-based)

  • Houston Jewish residents
  • Child who has never attended a nonprofit Jewish-content based overnight camp
  • Not currently enrolled in an immersive Jewish educational Program (ex. Day School)
  • Must be entering grades 1-11 (after camp)
  • Must attend a nonprofit Jewish- content based overnight camp in North America (see https://www.jewishcamp.org/one-happy-camper/find-a-camp/ for approved camps)
  • Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

For more information

Contact Liz Garza at

(713) 729-7000 x 309

 

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

(not need-based)

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

Teacher grant application Contact Liz Garza at

(713) 729-7000 x 309

 

JET Grant 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.