Scholarship Basics

Thanks to our Israel Scholarships, Livnot programs are heavily subsidized and include accommodation, program activities, and two meals each day.

This page includes information on scholarships and funding for:

One-week Northern Exposure
Six-week Onward Israel: Galilee Trek & Connect

Thanks to Livnot’s generous supporters we are able to offer our one-week Northern Exposure program for $250.

Full price including room/board $750
Subsidies and scholarships -$500
Actual cost to you $250

Livnot’s Six-week Onward Israel: Galilee Trek & Connect is partially subsidized thanks to Livnot donors and Onward Israel. Additional funding may be available through your local Jewish Federation, synagogue, or other organizations that provide money for programs in Israel. Some organizations will provide the funding directly to Livnot, while others mail you a check after you have completed the program. Please let us know what additional scholarships you may be applying for.

Full price including room/board $3,900
Subsidies and scholarships -$3,400
Actual cost to you $500

Livnot U’Lehibanot works hard to acquire funding that allows us to subsidize this program. However, in cases where local Jewish Federations or other sponsoring organizations provide Livnot with a scholarship in the name of a specific participant, those funds will be used to cover the full program cost. Any additional funds after deducting the full program cost will be made available to the participant.

Additional scholarships and funds to cover flights and program costs

Local Federations: In the United States and Canada, most major cities have a local Jewish Federation that gives out scholarships. Each one has unique criteria and processing for acquiring grant subsidies for Israel Programs, and the amount awarded also differs per Federation. Livnot U’Lehibanot is a recognized provider of Israel experience programs. Because this process differs per city, we will be happy to assist and direct you toward the appropriate contact and help you along the way. Please let us know your city/county of residence, as well as the closest major city (or in some cases where you are registered in university).

Jewish National Fund: The Plant Your Way to Israel program allows you to fund your trip to Israel while helping Israel and JNF at the same time. The program is simple: Ask your friends and family to plant trees with JNF and half of this money will support JNF’s forestry projects in Israel, while the other half will be placed in a special account for your Livnot trip. Please visit their website for details.

Your Local Rabbi and Synagogue: Most Rabbis and synagogues have money set aside somewhere to help young adults get to Israel. You won’t find this scholarship listed on their website or in their brochures. However, make sure to ask your local Rabbi if s/he can help you pay for your trip. They usually have a fund or know someone who can help you pay for part of your travel to Israel; average scholarships are $100-500.

Fly For Good: An organization that provides discounted international airfare on over 24 airlines exclusively for non-profits engaging in international humanitarian missions. Livnot U’Lehibanot is a recognized member of their Good Network. Sign up for a free account to access their discounted flights.

Fund My Travel or Go Fund Me are online fundraising platform that you can use to collect donations for your trip.

Additional Resources for Students

Hillel, The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life: If you are an undergrad or graduate student, you should contact the Hillel on your college campus regarding scholarships.

Greek Life Organizations: Are you a member of a historically Jewish Fraternity or Sorority? There may be some scholarships available for you. Contact the head of your chapter or organization and inquire within about funding.