Scholarships

 

The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul offers scholarships to help young people attend Jewish overnight camps and approved Israel Experience programs, as well as the E. David Fischman Scholarship for Israeli students and the Goldberger Family Scholarship for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

St. Paul Israel Experience Scholarship and Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarship

Federation offers scholarships for Jewish overnight camps and approved Israel experience programs for Jewish children and young adults living in St. Paul. Israel experience scholarships are available to those ages 13-22. Funding is limited, and scholarship amounts are subject to change.


The scholarship deadline each year is March 31.


At least one adult family member must make a pledge to the Federation's current Annual Campaign. Families with past-due pledges to the Annual Campaign are not eligible for scholarships until the past-due balance is paid in full or arrangements are made with the Finance Director.


Federation pays scholarship awards directly to the camp or program.


Download the Jewish camp scholarship application here.


Download the Israel Experience scholarship application here.


E-mail completed applications to spesses@stpaulfed.org, or mail to:

Jewish Camp & Israel Experience Scholarships
Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul
790 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 227
St. Paul, MN 55116
 

For further information, contact Sharyn Effress Pesses
at 651-695-3186 or spesses@stpaulfed.org


E. David Fischman Scholarship for Israeli Students

 

The E. David Fischman Scholarship provides opportunities for Israeli students to pursue a doctorate in political science, law or economics in the United States. Click here to learn more!


Goldberger Family Scholarship for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


The Goldberger Fund provides funds for Jewish families in St. Paul whose children (ages 12 months-18 years) have school district or medically diagnosed Autism Spectrum disorders or similar disorders.

 

Distributions are based on family need and income. Families may apply for financial assistance for the following types of programs and services (for example):

  •     Jewish educational support at St. Paul beneficiary agencies and synagogues
  •     Recreational programs
  •     Equipment
  •     Respite care
  •     Specialty camps

 

The application deadline for summer camp and school-year funding is March 31 each year.


Click here to download the application for the Goldberger Family Endowment Fund for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

For more information, contact Sharyn Effress Pesses, 651-695-3186 or spesses@stpaulfed.org.

You may also check with your synagogue or the St. Paul JCC for additional scholarship resources.