The Samis Foundation is proud to support academic term and summer teen Israel experience programs. Grants from $2,500 to $7,500 are available depending on the type of program. Explore the 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 WA 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
- Samis provides one grant per person per year