Eligibility Requirements for Kesselman Israel Program Scholarships
Scholarships for long-term Israel programs are available to residents of the greater Milwaukee community (ages 18–30) including local university students and students enrolled in institutions of higher learning in the State of Wisconsin. The program must be approved by MASA long term Israel programs. The Milwaukee Jewish Federation evaluates each application on an individual basis.
Applications are due April 30, 2021 for programs beginning between June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022. Funding is awarded based on many factors, including a demonstration of need. Scholarships are for teens and young adults ages 18–30 who are participating in MASA approved Israel travel/study programs.
Funding is not available for peer educational programs.
Applicants must be residents of the Milwaukee metropolitan area or students who have graduated from a Milwaukee area high school who are now attending an institution of higher learning in the State of Wisconsin.
The maximum scholarship available for program participants is $2,500 and applicable to the published cost of the program only. Domestic flight expenses, travel insurance or personal expenses are not covered by the scholarships.The application must be completed by the student only. The application must be typed with all questions and sections completed. If a section is not applicable, please explain. The quality of the application is considered in the awarding of scholarships.
Applications missing any requested materials will NOT be considered. 2019 Tax Form (first two pages) must be included.
Upon the applicant’s return to his/her community, the applicant is expected to share his/her experiences through written and/or oral presentations, and to participate in Jewish communal activities in the Milwaukee area.Scholarship funds are sent directly to the sponsoring organization, not the applicant.
It is understood that if the applicant is dismissed early from the Israel program due to an infraction of the program rules, the full amount of the scholarship received will be repaid to the Milwaukee Jewish Federation Kesselman Israel Program Scholarship fund.Successful applicants are considered to be representatives of the greater Milwaukee Jewish community.Applications and tax forms will be kept strictly confidential.
If you have questions about your program or the application, please email Allison Hayden: AllisonH@MilwaukeeJewish.org.
Program Year: June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022
Applications due: April 30, 2021.
This application must be completed by the student only. Please give an explanation if you are unable to complete any question or section. Applications missing any requested information WILL NOT be considered. The quality of the application is considered in the awarding of scholarships.