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Jewish Federation of St. Louis, through the Israel Center, announces the availability of several grants and scholarships for teens and young adults traveling to Israel in 2018 on a peer-based educational experience.

  • Israel Travel Grant – Open to all teens and young adults, the award is based on length of stay in Israel; $750 for summer programs, $1,000 for semester programs and $1,500 for gap year programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from teens and young adults upon completion of 9th grade through age 26.
  • Stuart I. Pessin Merit Grant – Two high school teens will be awarded $1,250 each for their 2018 Israel experience. Applications are due January 18, 2018.
  • Need-Based Scholarship – This scholarship is open to high school teens and extends through their gap year. Applications are due January 18, 2018.

To learn more, visit the Israel Center website at The website includes information about Passport to Israel, scholarships & grants (including applications), travel resources and trip/mission information for teens, young adults and adults. For more information, contact Karen Rader at or 314-442-3756.