The Samis Foundation is proud to support summer and academic term teen Israel experience programs. Grants from $2,500 to $7,500 are available depending on the type of program, and are distributed through the Israel program providers. Participants must apply through the program provider’s website. Applicants who meet the grant requirements will be offered a Samis Grant. Explore Samis funded Israel programs below for more details.
Academic Israel Programs
Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) Impact Fellowship — one semester long residential high school program in Israel. The Samis Foundation funding, in partnership with a national funder, means the semester in Israel is free for Washington State teens. The Samis Foundation is offering up to ten $7,500 grants for WA state teens. Click HERE to explore this opportunity!
Tichon Ramah Yerushalim (TRY) – TRY is a semester of study at Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim, the Ramah Jerusalem High School, a fully accredited international secondary school program. TRY offers 2 and 4 month programs for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders to live and learn in the land of Israel. The Samis Foundation is offering up to ten $5,000-$7,500 grants for WA state teens. Click HERE to learn more!
Summer Israel Programs
Camp Kalsman NFTY in Israel — A summer trip to Israel for teens entering 11th grade. The Samis Foundation provides a grant of $3,750 to participants. Click HERE to explore this opportunity!
NCSY Jewish Student Union (JSU) – A trip to Israel for public school teens. The Samis Foundation provides a grant of $2,500 to lower the cost of the trip. Click HERE to learn more about different trip options!
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Teen Israel Programs
CIE Teen Israel Leadership Institute – the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle sponsors an annual spring Israel education retreat at the University of Washington Hillel in partnership with the Atlanta-based Center for Israel Education. Participants in the program are eligible to receive a $2,500 Samis Israel Education Travel Grant to put towards an Israel experience program of their choice. Click HERE to learn more!
Teen Israel Experience Scholarship Program – the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, in partnership with the Samis Foundation, administers a needs-based teen Israel experience scholarship program. For application details and requirements, click HERE!
Israel Grant Requirements
Recipients must meet the following requirements:
- Resident of Washington state
- A teen in 8th-12th grade
- Participate in an Israel education pre-trip program. Samis will provide an opportunity in the spring for teens to meet their pre-trip education requirement
- Participants are eligible to receive one Samis grant per year