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Dear CJ Families,
We have put together a list of grant and financial aid opportunities available to our families. While this list does not include everything, we hope this will help the process of finding financial assistance to send your child(ren) to camp this summer.
Reminder: Most granting agencies that award funds on a needs basis want to know that families have made arrangements with CJ to cover a portion of the tuition prior to applying for scholarship. If you have not already, please ensure that you have a payment plan with camp that covers a good portion of your balance. When applying for assistance, agencies will want to know that you have approached multiple sources for assistance. Besides the places below, synagogues and Jewish Family Services are also good places to try. Please let us know if there are sources other than those listed here that may be able to assist families in getting their children to CJ for a camp experience. We understand this can be confusing and frustrating at times. We would like this process to be as easy as possible. If you have questions regarding the scholarship process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 404-634-7883 or email@example.com.
First Time Campers!!!
Are you going to Jewish overnight camp for the first time? Check out the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s One Happy Camper program at http://www.jewishcamp.org//one-happy-camper/ for a $1000 grant opportunity!!
If you attended one session of Nitzanim last year, you may still be eligible for OHC!!
Camp Judaea campers
Hadassah/Young Judaea offers a limited amount of need based scholarship to registered 2012 families. Each family mustcomplete an online scholarship application and send in two copies of their 2011 IRS tax forms. Applicants should plan to have tax returns completed as early as possible. Applicant’s mother must also be a member of Hadassah. Click here to apply.
Deadline: March 12, 2012
Contact: 212.303.4570 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has need-based scholarships available. Applications are due to Federation no later than February 24, 2012. Applications received after that date will be considered on an availability-of-funds basis.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must live in Miami-Dade County. Families must demonstrate financial need and submit, in addition to an application, the appropriate paperwork and verification of acceptance of the child in one of the camps eligible for funding.
Palm Beach County and Martin County Residents
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach has scholarships available. First-time campers can receive up to $1,000, while other funds are available for need-based scholarships. Click here to download the application. Call 561-615-4953 or email Sam.Friedman@JewishPalmBeach.org for more information. The deadline is February 3rd, 2012.
Broward County Residents
The Jeanette and Abe Sonenshein Jewish Sleep Away Camp Scholarship Fund is available through CAJE-Broward. Please call 954-660-2077 to obtain an application and find out more more about this scholarship. The deadline is March 1, 2012.
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisana, Mississippi or Tennessee Residents
The Jewish Children’s Regional Services has camp scholarship aid available to many families throughout the South. Please visit http://www.jcrs.org/services/camp-scholarship-aid/ for more informationa and to complete the application. The deadline is February 1, 2012. If you have any questions or need assistance with the application, please contact Janice Zazulak, Camp Scholarship Coordinator, at (504) 828-6334
Louisana, Mississippi, Alabama and northwest Florida Residents
The Goldring Jewish Summer Camp Experience is available for the 2012 camping season. The Goldring Experience offers one-time grants of $1000 to first-time campers. The application can be gotten by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and is accepted on a rolling basis until March 31, 2012. Funds are limited, so please apply early. For more information, call Ellen Abrams at (504) 524-4559 or email email@example.com.
Pinellas and Pasco Counties Residents
The Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco County and the Covenant Fund are offering need-based camp scholarships for the 2012 camping season. More information can found by visiting the website here. The deadline is January 27, 2012. For more information, please call the Federation office at 530-3223.
Please check with your local synagogues and Federations for opportunities that may be available to your family. If you know of any opportunities that are available, but not listed here, please email David Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supporting Camp Judaea Scholarships