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BIMA and Genesis Scholarship Opportunities


Campership Incentives for Jewish First-Time Campers

Students who have never previously attended a Jewish summer camp may qualify for a $1,000 incentive grant from the Foundation for Jewish Camp. This is a non-needs based incentive program, intended to encourage students to participate in a first-time, daily immersive summer Jewish experience. Unfortunately, students who attend a day school are not eligible for this program.  To apply for this grant, please visit One Happy Camper and complete the online form. $1000 Campership Incentive

Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston —
Jim Joseph Foundation Emergency Education Grant Program

You may be eligible for need-based tuition subsidies to students if you are a resident of the Boston area. Please contact us for more information.
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Opportunities for Students from Russian-speaking Families

BIMA and Genesis offer scholarships for students from Russian-speaking families living in the United States and Canada through the generous support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group and the Brandeis-Genesis Institute as part of the BGI Global Teen Fellowship. BGI Logo

Other Sources of Scholarship Money

Each year, the total amount of aid requested by families is greater than the total amount of scholarships BIMA and Genesis can award. We are committed to making it possible for applicants who we accept to attend our programs. However, we strongly encourage you to also explore scholarship possibilities in your own community such as synagogues, JCCs, and local Jewish Federations, and Hebrew Free Loan Society.  We are happy to speak on the phone to make suggestions and will do our best to help you find the aid that you need to attend one of our programs.

Residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee or Texas could be eligible for a camp scholarship through the Jewish Regional Children's Service.