The Jewish Federation of Collier County Youth Leadership Award will be given to honor the achievements of Greater Collier County high school seniors demonstrating leadership in their activities at their respective congregation and/or BBYO youth group. They will be recognized for their successful balancing of Jewish leadership, high school academics, athletics and clubs, and community service.
A one-time award of $2,000 each will be given to 2 deserving seniors. This scholarship will be used to further their education at an accredited college, university, or vocational school.
Deadline for submission of Youth Leadership Award application, essay,
resume, transcript and references is:
The Jewish Federation of Collier County has a proud tradition and responsibility of helping our Jewish youth with scholarships for various Jewish camps and programs available throughout the country and the world. One of our priorities is a focus on our youth and youth-related programs, as they represent the future of our Jewish community.
The forthcoming summer should be no different than last summer for our students. Again, qualifying students will have an opportunity to apply for partial scholarships through the Federation. If your child or a child you know is deserving of a scholarship and wants to have a rewarding Jewish summer experience, we urge you to submit an application.
The deadlines for applications to reach the Federation office are:
Summer Camps: December 15, 2016
Israel Programs: February 1, 2017
I know what you’re thinking – that’s early to consider what your child may be doing next summer. It’s really not. Most camps want you to give a deposit to a camp session by February of that year. And our committee needs time to evaluate all the applications that come in to the office.
The following is an excerpt of a letter written by one of our scholarship recipients, who attended the JCC Maccabi Games for Basketball one summer. He had a great time and your child can too.
“My experience at the JCC Maccabi Games in Orange County was truly a tremendous opportunity. The magnitude of the games was incredible. As all of the Jewish athletes walked on the big stage at the opening ceremony, our faces lit up. We walked through the arch and realized the amazing journey ahead. Our journey included passionate competition and new friendships in a Jewish environment. The Games had officially begun.”
If your child is thinking about camp, a leadership program, Birthright trip, March of the Living or other Jewish experience, start your research soon. Just do a search of “Jewish Summer Camps” and you will be surprised at what you can find. If your child is a BBYO member, check out www.bbyo.org for some options, too.
You can always call the Federation office for guidance at 239.263.4205, or email Beth Wolff, Scholarship Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
All requests are kept confidential.