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American Israel Gap Year Association is proud to announce an extensive list of resources to help you and your school


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This tool will help both Guidance Counsellors and Educators.

Download our Guides 

These guides will help you display everything about our Israel Gap Year program through a fun and detailed infographic to display at your school. 


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Our book has everything you need to know about your Israel Gap Year.

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Workshops can be developed for presentations at schools, parent groups, and organizations.

Sample Topics:

  • How Does the Gap-Year Support Academic Success?

  • Why is the Gap-Year in Israel Necessary for the Day School Graduate?

  • What are the LifeSkills Necessary for a fulfilling Gap-Year?

  • Transitioning from the Israel Gap-Year to Home, College, Work-What are the Steps for Success?

  • Security- How Do I Know My Child Will Be Safe? Faith vs. Action.

  • What are the Funding Oworkpportunities for the Gap-Year in Israel?

  • What You Should Know About Our Program - Presentations by Gap-Year Representatives.   

​The workshops emphasize the education and enrichment of the Gap-Year experience.

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Scholarships and Grants

Funding Organizations 


Jewish Free Loan - Interest free loans

Masa Israel Journey - Generic grant for all and special needs based scholarships available


General Scholarships and Grants


Information compiled and courtesy of Gap Year Association

All scholarships have certain requirements, or must be used at specific schools/programs by specifically qualified people ...

so make sure to read the requirements section of each scholarship carefully.


The deadlines for submitting scholarship applications are usually far in advance of the time you'll be going abroad

so it's good you're looking early.






1.​ $3,000 ZipRecruiter dream job scholarship:

High School Jobs: 

College Jobs:

2. Hosteling International are offering eighty-one (81) $2,000 travel scholarships in 14 locations. Applicants need to be 18 at the time of travel.

3., and Danziger & De Llano, LLP, have a $2,000 scholarship for any students who have watched a family member or close friend go through the experience of fighting cancer, not limited to mesothelioma. Students applying for this scholarship must be enrolled at a two-year, four-year, community, or junior college, or in a graduate degree program on a full time basis. Also qualifying are high school and gap-year students planning on attending any of the programs mentioned above. All college students in the United States are eligible, but must be in good academic standing at their institution with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

4. The StudySoup Future Innovators Scholarship Program is designed to further propagate access to education for all, and is a $1,000 scholarship for outstanding students enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities. Students must be a U.S. resident at least eighteen (18) years old who are either currently attending high school, or, currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible).

5. Study Soup Women in Technology Scholarship is available to foster innovation in the field of technology and help underrepresented students break down barriers, thus the $1,000 Women in Technology Scholarship for an outstanding female student who is planning a career in the field of computer science and/or computer programming. Individuals must be at least eighteen (18) years and either "Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year", or, "Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)".

6. The Pollination Project gives $1,000 startup grants to individual change makers and projects that promote compassion around the world.

7. The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.

8. The AgoraPulse Social Media Management Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students interested in Social Media Management. Students applying must submit a brief essay explaining the best use of social media management — the act of engaging with a targeted audience on social media to increase brand visibility and build trust and top of mind awareness — that they have seen. $1,000 awards.

9. The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. Previous language study is not required, and language learners of all levels are encouraged to apply.

10. This is a great organization that has scholarships specifically designed for Gap Year students.

11. Requires university credit. Fund for Education Abroad. The newly established Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) was created in order to open doors for deserving education abroad students. Starting with the 2011-2012 academic year, FEA will award funds for students planning to study abroad on any academically rigorous programs. Designed by the FEA Advisory Board, FEA scholarships are intended to meet the financial needs of students who might not be eligible for government grants or existing funds limited to specific programs or groups of students.

12. The Foundation for Global Scholars is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Denver, Colorado whose mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining cultural and academic experiences abroad. The Foundation will support this mission by awarding scholarships to help enable students to obtain an international experience. Students who are from underrepresented populations in international education are a priority.

13. is a leading provider of information for study abroad and have compiled their own study abroad scholarship database.

14. Rotary Scholarships for undergraduate, graduate & vocational study.

15. Requires university credit. Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is the main clearing house you'll need for the biggest Federal financial aid pieces including the Pell Grant, and the Stafford and Perkins college loans.

16. Earth Island Institute Brower Youth Awards for 13 - 22 year olds living in North America who show outstanding leadership on a project or campaign with social impact of environmental impact

17. Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants for service and activism



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