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Travel Grants for Ages 14-26

A gift from the St. Louis community that provides grants to teens and young adults to help them experience Israel.

 

Click here to apply for Israel Travel Grants

 

Eligibility Requirements

CRITERIA HIGH SCHOOL POST-HIGH SCHOOL
Age Completion of 9th grade Up to 27 years of age
Religion Students with at least one Jewish parent or students who have converted to Judaism. Must identify with Jewish faith at time application is submitted. Students with at least one Jewish parent or students who have converted to Judaism. Must identify with Jewish faith at time application is submitted.
Geographic ties to St. Louis Parent(s) must reside in St. Louis during the year the trip takes place. Parent(s) reside in St. Louis and/or participant’s permanent address is in St. Louis.
Minimum length & type of eligible trip Three weeks minimum in Israel. Trip must be travel for a peer-based experience only. Two weeks minimum in Israel. Trip must be travel for a peer-based experience only.
Grant award Short-term programs $750
Semester programs $1,250
Year-long programs $1,750
Short-term programs $750
Semester programs $1,250
Year-long programs $1,750
How previous Israel travel impacts application No impact. First timers as well as students who have been to Israel may apply. Students are eligible for one grant in any 12-month funding period (Aug. 1 – July 31). Students may not apply for the same type of program, sponsor, or school more than once. No impact. First timers as well as students who have been to Israel may apply. Students are eligible for one grant in any 12-month funding period (Aug. 1 – July 31). Students may not apply for the same type of program, sponsor, or school more than once.
Participant requirements
  • Repay the grant in full if the grant recipient subsequently does not go to Israel.
  • Repay the grant in full if the grant recipient subsequently does not go to Israel.

Funds will be sent to the trip providers in March for summer trips and July for gap year programs beginning in the fall.

CONTACT
Karen Rader, Director, Israel Center & Travel Initiatives
KRader@JFedSTL.org
314-442-3756