Camperships & Scholarships

Federation is pleased to announce the availability of Academic Scholarships based on merit and/or financial need, and financial-need-based scholarships for enriched Jewish experiences. Please apply before the February 23, 2024, deadline.


Jewish Experiential Funds 

Research shows that Jewish camps and personal Israel experiences early in life remain highly effective vehicles for developing engaged Jews. 

Each year, Jewish Federation provides financial assistance to local community members who would not otherwise be able to participate in programs that have cost barriers like summer camp and Israel travel experiences. 

Please note that many camps also provide substantial support. All first-time campers (and their parents) are encouraged to look at Foundation for Jewish Camp and pay special attention to the Bunk Connect and One Happy Camper programs.

For further information, please contact Rebecca Miller, (518) 783-7800 ext. 225 or


Academic Scholarships

Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York offers a number of scholarships for college and graduate school students based on merit and/or financial need. 

For further information, please contact Deborah Chapman Goldstein, (518) 783-7800 ext. 230 or


Our partners at United Jewish Federation of Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien (UJF) are excited to announce the creation of the Lilly Reiser Scholarship, which will provide $10,000 scholarships per year for nine Jewish students from Connecticut and New York. Community members in both states are invited to apply. Awards will be based on a combination of both need and merit.

The scholarship application period for the 2024-2025 academic year will open from February 15 through March 15, 2024. To apply, please visit on or after February 15th. For more information or questions, I can be reached at


Do you know a local child (through college-age) who is seeking an enriched Jewish experience? For more information on Jewish experiential funds, contact:

Rebecca Miller

(518) 783-7800 ext. 225