The Central Agency for Jewish Education and the Jewish Federation of St. Louis announce the availability of the following scholarship opportunities for teen travel to Israel:
• An incentive-based scholarship is available to teens currently in grades 9-11. $750 grants will be awarded to 36 teens based on a short essay, activities in the Jewish community and a willingness to serve as an Israel travel advocate throughout the community. Passport to Israel participants that are awarded a grant will also receive $18 for each year a matching contribution was made. The application deadline for this grant is Jan. 10.
• The Stuart I. Pessin Fund will award $1,250 to two students in grades 9-12. The awardees will be selected based on an essay, their activities in the Jewish community and commitment to continued Jewish education. The application deadline for this grant is Feb. 11.
• Need-based scholarship funds are also available for teen travel to Israel. The application deadline for this grant is Feb. 19.