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Youth Scholarships



A Program of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County provides scholarships for families who demonstrate financial need. Scholarship information and eligibility requirements are listed below. Applicants are eligible for up to $1,500 and will be evaluated based on financial need.

Scholarship application will be available soon.

Sharyn and Stuart Frankel College & Post Graduate College Fund

Through the Sharyn and Stuart Frankel College and Post Graduate College Fund, the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County provides scholarships for students to attend undergraduate and graduate programs at accredited, non-profit colleges or universities. The primary consideration for scholarships is financial need; however, a good academic record and Jewish community involvement are considered as well. The scholarship is intended to be the “last resort” funding to supplement student and family contributions, as well as other scholarships, and financial aid.

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Undergraduate Scholarship Application - click here

Post-Graduate Scholarship Application - click here

Application Deadline: May 7, 2017

March of the Living

See Israel Experience Programs below for eligibility information.

Application Deadline: December 5, 2016


Israel Experience Programs

Application Deadline: February 6, 2017

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements (March of the Living and Israel Programs)

  1. Applicants must be Jewish and living in the Federation Service Area: Boynton Beach north through Vero Beach.
  2. Participants must not have received an Israel Program scholarship from the Federation of Palm Beach County in the past.
  3. For Participants attending an Israel Experience Program, the Program must be a qualifying program listed on the Jewish Federation’s approved summer program list below.


Afikei Torah Women Studies
Alexander Muss High School in Israel
American Hebrew Academy
American-Israeli High School
BBYO Passport to Israel
Beis Chana Seminary
Birthright Extension Programs
Bnai Akiva, Mach Hach Ba'aretz
Federation's Young Ambassadors
Hasbara Fellowship
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hillel College Programs
Israel Tour Connection (ITC)
Israel Solidarity Rally in NYC (locations/costs vary)
JCC’s Jmaxx Program
JCC Staff Trips
Jerusalem Journey
Jewish Leadership Institute (JLI)
Judaea Hadassah
Kibbutz Maagan Michael
Kibbutz Ulpan
Livnot U’Lehibanot
March of the Living
Marva - Israel Outdoor Experience
Moris Leiberman Overseas Seminar
NCSY Summer in Israel Programs
New England Institute of Jewish Studies
NFTY Adventure
NFTY EIE High School in Israel
NFTY L’dor V’dor: Exodus
NCSY Israel Experiences
Nishmat Program
Ohr Somayach
Ramah’s Seminar in Israel
Synagogue Peer Trips
Tel Aviv University Overseas
Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim
USY Pilgrimage
Young Judea Israel Discovery Ma’apilim/Sepharidim
Young Judaea’s Machon and Gadna


Jewish Overnight Camp

Application Deadline: January 9, 2017

For more information on Jewish overnight camp in general, visit

Camp Scholarship Information

  1. Applicants must be Jewish and living in the Federation Service Area: Boynton Beach north through Vero Beach.
  2. Participant will be attending a qualifying* Jewish overnight camp. Please check the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s approved list of programs at
  3. The camp session must not exceed four weeks.
  4. Applicants must be entering 4th grade or higher in Fall 2017.
  5. *Qualifying Jewish overnight camps includes Camp Shalom of Central Florida.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • After two years of receiving scholarship, third year applicants will be placed on a waiting list, as funds will be prioritized for first and second-year campers.
  • Applicants may only receive scholarships up to 3 years.
  • Third-year applicants may receive scholarship if there are funds available

JCC Maccabi Games & Artsfest Scholarship*

Application Deadline: February 6, 2017

*Scholarships of up to $550 are available

Eligibility Information:
Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be Jewish and living in the Federation Service Area: Boynton Beach north through Vero Beach.
  2. Participant will be participating in the JCC Maccabi Games/Artsfest with the Greater Palm Beach delegation.
  3. Teens are eligible to receive 1 need based scholarship per year.


For an application to be considered complete and submitted to the committee for review, it will include:

  1. Completed Application (one per participant)
  2. A copy of your full 2015 Individual Tax Return and current paystub to be submitted by fax, mail, or email.
  3. A brief Letter of Explanation as to why your family needs financial assistance (space provided on application).

*Please note that the application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered for scholarship if any section of the scholarship application is left blank.

For more information, contact Ronit Chia at 561.242.6630 or

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