My Israel Journey
With the Jewish Agency for Israel's personal fundraising tool, My Israel Journey
, create your own page and encourage your family, friends, and network to help make your Israel experience possible.
Every contribution counts—70% goes towards your program tuition and 30% goes to the Jewish Agency for Israel to help participants from the US and around the world visit Israel who need financial support. Donations are tax-deductible. (This tool is only available for participants from the US)
There are a variety of resources not connected to Masa Israel Journey that can help fund your Israel experience. Many participants find additional funding through their local Jewish Federation, local synagogue or from the following sources:
The Alisa Flatow Memorial Scholarship Fund
For particpants of post-high school study programs which earn college credits in Israel. The Fund is for those students who show academic promise in religious studies and a need for financial assistance to study in Israel.
American Jewish League, Israel University Scholarship
Provides eligible students scholarships to attend Israeli universities.
The Amy Adina Schulman Scholarship Fund
Grants are awarded to individuals who volunteer or intern in progressive social action projects or programs of their own choosing. The grant requires a commitment to educate others upon returning home so peers will have the opportunity to learn about and be inspired to do similar work.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two- or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad who will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to university students who are part of the progressive movement on campus or the community, actively working for peace and justice.
$1,000 scholarships available for students studying at Hebrew University or through Living Routes.
The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies
The Israel Scholarship Committee of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies administers a limited amount of financial assistance for high school and college students to travel and study in Israel.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
Go Overseas Volunteer/Intern Abroad Scholarship
The Go Overseas Volunteer and Intern Abroad Scholarship offers $500 scholarships twice a year for internship or volunteer programs.
Helyn B. Reich Memorial Scholarship Fund
Reich scholarships are awarded each year to a limited number of American students who choose to study at one of several designated Israeli universities or attend post-college long-term programs.
Jeff Seidel's Scholarship to Israel
$500 scholarships towards airfare to come to study in Israel on affiliated programs for Birthright Israel and Hillel alumni.
The Jewish Federations of North America
Local Jewish Federations offer scholarships and grants for community members going to Israel.
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
This fund is for independent scholarly, literary, or art projects done in Israel. Please inquire regarding the deadline.
Plant Your Way to Israel
Youth through age 26 can raise money for a trip to Israel by asking family and friends to plant trees with the Jewish National Fund (JNF). Half of the proceeds of each donation ($36 minimum) will go towards planting a tree in Israel and the other half goes into a student account.
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
The Ambassadorial Scholarships look to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students and professionals pursuing vocational studies.
The Wisam Khamees Scholarship for Arabs and Jews
The Wisam Khamees Scholarship Fund for Arabs and Jews is dedicated to supporting Israelis in their pursuit of higher education, and is committed to promoting academic advancement as well as equality and coexistence in Israel.