Scholarship opportunities for teen travel to Israel

The Central Agency for Jewish Education and the Jewish Federation of St. Louis announce the availability of the following scholarship opportunities for teen travel to Israel:

• The Stuart I. Pessin Fund will award two outstanding teenagers merit-based scholarships on the basis of an essay, their activities in the Jewish community and commitment to continued Jewish education.

• An additional merit-based scholarship is available to families affiliated with a Reform or Conservative congregation in St. Louis. $2,500 grants will be awarded to 6 teens currently in grades 9-11. As a recipient of this Israel Teen Fellows award, the student will attend 3 meetings, share their experience with their congregation’s youth group and upper grade religious school classes as well as write an essay upon their return.

• Need-based scholarship funds are also available for teen travel to Israel.

Applications are due Feb. 7, 2011 and will not be considered if incomplete or received after this date.

The above scholarship applications are available at or by contacting Karen Rader at 314-442-3756 or [email protected].