The Chortek award recognizes Jewish teens in a very public way for doing excellent work in the community. The award not only showcases the teen but also the organization for whom they serve. It is for all Jewish high school teens in San Diego. Winners receive $3,600, plus $1,800 to give away to charity and a professional video. The application takes 10 -15 minutes and you do not need to be nominated. Competitive applicants either create their own project or have significantly enhanced another program or project. Applications can be found at www.jcfsandiego.org/pcla Application deadline October 7, 2014
BRONFMAN YOUTH FELLOWSHIP – FREE 5 WEEK TRIP TO ISRAEL
Awarded competitively to twenty-six individuals who will be sixteen by July of 2015. High School Sophomores – apply for the Bronfman Fellowship! Application deadline January 6th. 1 year of academic study which includes a five-week trip to Israel. They cover all of the Fellows’ expenses, including their flights to Israel from JFK and their food, lodging, and travel over the summer. Application deadline January 6th, 2015
Based on the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (repair of the world), the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards seek to recognize teens who are exceptional role models in their communities and beyond. Each year up to five deserving teens ages 13-19 from throughout California are awarded $36,000 for community service and for demonstrating outstanding leadership and commitment to improving the world around them. Nomination Deadline January 11th, 2015
This scholarship recognizes innovative teens who manage their own business or social venture. This scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors of all faiths, in San Diego County, who plan to attend two- or four-year colleges or universities. More information. The deadline for application is March 2, 2015.
For extraordinary young women, currently in their sophomore or junior year of high school, this highly selective, merit-based award. Award recipients will receive full tuition and airfare for a life-changing four-week Young Judaea summer program in Israel. Download the Leaders of Tomorrow Award Flyer Applications are due by February 6, 2014. For additional information
The MZ Teens program is a high school leadership program that prepares students for the challenges they may face regarding Israel in college and in their communities. Upon completion of the program, participants will be prepared to comfortably take the reigns of leadership the moment they start college and they will be automatically part of the StandWithUs MZ Alumni Program. The Alumni program will keep the students on track to continue their Israel advocacy efforts, provide them with new and exciting opportunities for advanced Israel advocacy, and funnel them into our college-level Israel advocacy program upon their entrance into college. Students will continue to receive support from StandWithUs throughout their college career and beyond. For more information, contact Miri Kornfeld, director of the MZ Teens Internship.