Israel Scholarship Funds for Young Adult

Melinda Joy Siegel Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Melinda Joy Siegel Memorial Scholarship was established by Marlene and Hillard Siegel to perpetuate the memory of their daughter, who died of cancer in 1986. Melinda Joy Siegel was a 1985 participant in the Brandeis-Bardin program, and spent the spring semester of her junior year at the University of Tel Aviv.
Applicants for the Israel experience scholarship must be:

  • A young adult, ages 18-26.
  • A legal resident of OR a full-time student in the Baltimore/Washington or the Tampa, St. Petersburg or Clearwater areas.
  • Planning to spend at least 3 months in Israel.
  • Interested in broadening his or her knowledge of Judaism; and have an interest in exploring what it means to be Jewish.
  • Interested in becoming involved/continuing deeper involvement in the Jewish community.

Click here to apply and complete the online application. Applications for the Melinda Joy Memorial Scholarship are due August 15, 2022. Applicants must participate in an approved program for the scholarship to be awarded. Scholarship funds will be transferred directly to the program/sponsoring institution.

Questions? Please contact Lauren Klein at or 410-369-9278.

Community Fund for Israel Experiences

Provides limited, need-based scholarships to high school and first-year post-high school students who are residents of Baltimore City or County. Visit the Center for Jewish Education’s CFIE for more details and to apply.

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