Scholarships

Teen Programs

Jewish Service Scholarships

Description: Spend an incredible year in Israel, learning, growing, and giving back. UJA’s Jewish Service offers limited scholarships for two of its flagship Year of Service programs, Arevim Masa Year of Service, and Shalem Masa Year of Service.

Amount: Up to $5000

Eligibility: Must be between 17-21, and from Toronto or the GTA

Contact:Jenna Potash, jpotash@ujafed.org

Website: https://jewishtoronto.com/jewish-service

RootOne

Description: Seeded by a generous gift from The Marcus Foundation and powered by The Jewish Education Project, RootOne will provide major subsidies for trip participants (called RootOne Vouchers), invest in elevating trip curricula and experiences, and work with its partners to create deeper pre- and post-trip engagement opportunities to help strengthen participants’ Jewish identities and connections to Israel before they begin college.

Amount: $3,000 USD

Eligibility: RootOne Vouchers are available to current Jewish high schoolers who reside in the U.S. or Canada, who do not attend an Orthodox Day School, and who participate in one of these participating programs: https://www.rootone.org/grantees

Contact: Voucher applications are sent to participants directly from the individual programs, not RootOne. Contact your trip for more information about eligibility for the voucher.

Website: https://www.rootone.org/

General Scholarships and Assistance

Jewish Free Loan

Description: Offers interest-free loans to Jewish student from the Greater Toronto Area. For college, university, trade schools. Undergraduate and Graduate programs. Includes studies in Israel.

Amount: Please see website.

Eligibility: Please contact.

Contact: Please see website.

Website: www.jewishfreeloan.ca

Masa Israel Journey

Description: Masa Israel works to make it as easy as possible for Jewish young adults to come to Israel. They offer grants and/or scholarships to help make the experience more affordable and collect information about other grants and scholarships available for long-term Israel programs from third party organizations. Masa provides every eligible participant a grant towards participating in a program in Israel. Grant amounts are determined by factors such as age, home country, length of program, etc. In addition, need-based scholarships are available.

Amount: Scholarships, grants, and needs based subsidies available.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a Masa Israel grant, you must:

  • Be Jewish
  • Be a graduate of a secondary school and/or between the ages of 16 and 35
  • Have not been on an organized post-high school program (including an academic program) of more than four months in Israel since September 2004
  • Not have Israeli citizenship OR if you do, you must have left Israel before the age of 14 and have lived outside of Israel for at least four consecutive years prior to receiving your grant
  • Have not spent 4 consecutive months or longer in Israel within the 24 month period prior to the start of your chosen Masa program after the age of 18.

Contact: Mahla Finkleman, mfinkleman@ujafed.org

Website: www.masaisrael.org/canada

Synagogues with Israel Scholarship Funds

Synagogue

Adath Israel

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda

Beth Tikvah

Beth David

Temple Har Zion

Temple Kol Ami

Temple Sinai

Description

Funds allocated for youth members of the synagogue to participate in Israel experiences.

Eligibility

Available to members only.

Amount

Amounts vary based on criteria set by each synagogue.

Contact

Contact President or Executive Director of your synagogue for more information.

Academic Scholarships

CZF Kronitz Memorial Scholarship

Description: The CZF/ Kronitz Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Dr. Leon Aryeh Kronitz to encourage and assist young Canadian Jews who wish to study in Israel on a long-term program. The expectation is that these young adults will return to Canada and provide service to the Canadian Jewish Community. The funds are provided by private contributors for the benefit of the local community. This scholarship program is directed towards recent high school graduates, university students or graduate students pursuing teacher training or general studies in Israel.

Eligibility:

  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens.
  • Candidates must be accepted to study in Israel for at least one year in a post-secondary program recognized by the Israel Ministry of Education.
  • Candidate must provide three letters of reference:
    1. Academic reference (current principal, professor, program director)
    2. Personal reference (not a family member)
    3. Demonstration of need

Contact: Please see website.

Website: https://canadianzf.ca/scholarship/

Canadian Friends of Hebrew University

Description: Please contact directly.

Amount: Contact directly.

Eligibility: Amounts vary.

Contact: Moshik Galanty, mgalanty@cfhu.org.

Website: www.cfhu.org

Haifa University Scholarship

Description: Complete information and scholarship application can be downloaded from their website.

Amount: Contact directly.

Eligibility: Amounts vary.

Contact: Please see website.

Website: http://overseas.haifa.ac.il/

Professional Development Scholarships

Associated Hebrew Schools

Description: Associated Hebrew Schools Scholarship Program. Post-secondary Judaic studies, for study in approved schools and universities in Israel.

Amount: Contact directly.

Eligibility: Associated Alumni.

Contact: Please contact school directly.

Website: https://www.associatedhebrewschools.com/community/alumni-scholarships

Associated Teacher Training Award

Description: Awarded to candidates who plan a career in Hebrew studies and are enrolled in an approved program in Israel.

Amount: Contact directly.

Eligibility: Associated Hebrew School teachers.

Contact: Please contact school directly.

Website: https://www.associatedhebrewschools.com/

Azrieli Fellows Program

Description: Open to scholars who wish to undertake postdoctoral research in Israel in any field of study. Eligibility: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or have completed a doctorate at a Canadian university. The fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

Amount: Up to $40,000.

Eligibility: Post-Doctorate Scholars.

Contact: The Azrieli Foundation - Azrieli Fellows International 416-322-5928.

Website: www.azrielifoundation.org/fellows

Schulich Leader Scholarships (Israel) | מלגת מנהיגי שוליך

Description: Schulich Leader Scholarships are undergraduate entrance scholarships for entrepreneurial-minded students enrolling in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs at 5 participating Israeli universities. Nominees attain eligibility with reference letters of leadership, academic excellence or financial need. Upon verification of eligibility, Nominees can go on to apply at any of the five universities that distribute ten scholarships each.

Amount: ₪160,000 for Engineering scholarships (25) and ₪120,000 for Science, Technology or Math scholarships (25).

Eligibility: *Nominees must be Israeli citizens and are non-denominational.

Contact: info@uja.schulichleaders.com | www.schulichleaders.co.il

Website: schulichleaders.com/apply

Zac Kaye Leadership Fund

Description: Promotes the development of young Jewish leadership through the granting of merit-based scholarships.

Amount: Contact Directly.

Eligibility: University students on Hillel campuses in Ontario.

Contact: Jeremy Starr, jeremy.starr@hillelontario.org

Website: https://hillelontario.org/zackaye-leadership/