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Israel travel scholarships available through Federation


December 29, 2017

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando has announced that applications for 2018 Ronald Colman Israel Scholarships will be available online starting Monday, Jan. 8.

The Ronald Colman Israel Scholarship Fund was made possible by a generous endowment established by the Colman family to encourage Jewish teens in the Greater Orlando area to participate in educational experiences in Israel. The Federation administers the program and awards the scholarships each spring. The program is open to all Jewish teens in grades 9 to 12 who are permanent residents of Central Florida. Gap-year programs are not eligible.

Additional application criteria:

• Teens who apply must be traveling on an organized educational youth/peer Israel program, including adventure travel, community service, volunteer work or academic programming.

• Family trips are not eligible. Scholarship funds are for programs in summer 2018 and program during the 2018-19 school year (such as the Alexander Muss High School in Israel).  Funds will be distributed directly to the sponsoring organization of the selected trip. 

Online applications are available starting Jan. 8 on JFGO’s Jewish Teen Education Network web page, http://www.jfgo.org/jten. This year’s application deadline is March 31. A review committee will select the scholarship recipients, who will be notified no later than April 30, 2018.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Cohen, the Federation’s JTEN coordinator, at jcohen@jfgo.org or 407-645-5933, ext. 239.


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