The following is a summary of the different options available to those seeking financial assistance for their NCSY Summer tuition.
National NCSY Financial Aid
Financial aid is available from National NCSY based on need, and is given out on a first come, first served basis. In ordered to be considered for financial assistance, you must fill out the online application completely as well as the financial aid application and submit your most recent tax return. The average award amount is within the range of $0 – $1,000 depending on how you qualify. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiries.
Financial Aid Process
Step 1: Click here to apply for the NCSY Summer program of your choice. Indicate on the application that you will be applying for financial aid, and submit all forms necessary for acceptance to the program.
Step 2: Fill out the complete financial aid application in the Forms Dashboard of your Camp Intouch account and submit your most recently filed 1040 to the financial aid committee (more information to follow once you have applied).
Step 3: Once your teen is officially accepted, the financial aid committee will email you your award.
Financial aid applications will be considered on a first come first served basis, therefore it is of upmost importance to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for all financial aid applications is April 1, 2018.
National NCSY also offers different discounts and promotions. Click here to see the discounts available for this summer.
NCSY Regional Scholarships
If your teen is an active member of his/her local chapter of NCSY, we suggest contacting your NCSY regional office (click here) for information about scholarship resources.
NCSY Sparx – Canada Region
NCSY SPARX is a scholarship program available to students from select Canadian cities who are applying to participate in the following NCSY Summer programs – BILT, Camp Maor, Sports, EURO ICE, GIVE, GIVE West, Israel ID, JOLT, JOLT Israel, Kollel, Michlelet and Next Step. Students who participate in SPARX will be eligible to receive up to 50% off the cost of the trip. Accepted students will participate in a number of projects before the trip which will contribute to and enhance the impact of the desired program. The projects will challenge the students to learn about key Jewish figures, perform acts of Chessed and become leaders among their peers both in Canada and on the trip. To participate in NCSY SPARX, please fill out the entire NCSY Summer scholarship application, and to obtain more information please send an e-mail directly to Yosef Kurtz at email@example.com
Many Jewish Federations offer grants and scholarships for teens attending Israel programs during the summer. Contact your local Jewish federation, Synagogue, or other Jewish institutions to find out about scholarship opportunities. For a partial listing of scholarships available in your area, please click here.
UJA Federation – New York Only
Need Based: Applicants from select counties in the state of New York are eligible for a needs based scholarship from the UJA. You must fill out the NCSY Summer financial aid application to be eligible for the UJA need-based scholarships, which will serve as your application for both. This scholarship is available to those applying to BILT, GIVE, Israel ID, JOLT Israel, Kollel, Michlelet and Next Step.
Merit Based: Scholarships from the NY UJA Federation can be applied for at www.ujafedny.org. This scholarship is available to those applying to BILT, GIVE, Israel ID, JOLT Israel, Kollel and Michlelet.
Teens Initiative: Additional scholarships are available from the UJA for teens that have never participated in an immersive Jewish Summer Program. You must fill out the NCSY Summer financial aid application to be eligible for this scholarship. This program is available for JOLT, Euro ICE, Camp Sports and GIVE West.