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Merlin Jewish Camp Scholarship Application 2021

Jewish summer camp is often cited as one of the most important factors contributing to Jewish youth maintaining and leading a Jewish life into adulthood. Jewish summer camps fuse the activities, friendships, and communal life of traditional camps with the Jewish values, role models and our shared cultural heritage. This uniquely immersive experience provides a confidence-building opportunity in which campers experience joy and discovery in a communal Jewish setting.

Through the generosity of the Merlin Family Jewish Camp Scholarship Fund, Congregation Shearith Israel will be awarding scholarships to provide financial assistance to Members, in order to send their children to a Jewish summer-camp experience.

Please submit the following documents for your Summer Camp Scholarship Application:

  • Completed application form (incomplete applications will not be considered). Please fill out one form per child!
  • Cover letter explaining merit or need-based request


  • Determinations of eligibility: Eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis, taking into account both need-based and merit-based requests. However, to be eligible, the applicant must be a child of an active Shearith Israel member in good standing.
  • Scholarship Use: Scholarship grants must be used toward fees for any overnight or day camp in North America that has a Jewish focus or mission.
  • Need and Merit: The Scholarship Award Committee will consider both need- and merit-based requests. If an applicant is requesting a need-based award, the confidential application will request that the applicant provide a summary description of the need.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply to all available funding sources. Other sources may include the Foundation for Jewish Camp/Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Happy Camper Program or the desired camp itself.

Application due by January 15, 2021
Fri, January 15 2021 2 Shevat 5781