Two Israel travel grants (for $8,000 and $6,250) can be used by Cincinnati Jewish teens and young adults any time between the ages of 16 to 26 with approved trip providers. Grants must be used for separate experiences and cannot be combined for semester or year-long programs.


  • Applicants must be Jewish, ages 18-26, and from—or currently living in—Cincinnati
  • Grants aren’t based on financial need, and can be used along with other scholarships or financial aid

Application Instructions


  1. Choose your trip to Israel.
  2. Register directly with the trip provider.
  3. Pay any necessary deposit to the trip provider in order to hold your place for the trip.
  4. Complete the application for a high school Israel travel grant. You will get a confirmation email that your application has been submitted.
  5. Within 10 days of application submission, both the student traveler and one parent will receive an email notification indicating the traveler’s eligibility for the grant.
  6. Sign the pre-trip forms, which will be attached to the email notification. (NOTE that these forms must be signed by both a parent and the traveler.)
    - Give Back to the Community Agreement
    - Agreement to Complete Survey
    - Security Notice and Directives
  7. Return the three pre-trip forms to the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati at - OR -
    Cincy Journeys
    c/o Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
    8499 Ridge Road
    Cincinnati, OH 4523


Once all the above steps have been completed and documents returned to the Jewish Federation, the trip provider will be paid the amount specified on the "GRAND TOTAL" line—up to $5,000, depending on the cost of your program. Payment to the trip provider can occur only after all forms are received and may take several weeks to clear. Please allow appropriate time.


Cincy Journeys

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