Camp Scholarships

There are several funds at JFCS that have been established to assist Jewish youth to participate in various summer experiences. If your child is interested in taking part in a camping or travel experience, or in pursuing another area of special interest during the summer, please contact us for more information or an application. Scholarships are available online and must be submitted by March 28. Letter informing applicants of the status of their requests are generally sent out by April 30.

Summer 2016 Camp Scholarships – the form this year is a universal online form through the Minneapolis Jewish Federation

*Applicants, please note that you need to save the document once filled out in PDF format – instructions are at the end – and send your application via email to

Sponsor | The Pohlad Family Foundation
Sponsor | Tankenoff Families Foundation
For More Information Contact:
952-546-0616 (ask for an Intake Counselor) | or Todd Sandler, Development Officer, at or 952-542-4854

PJ Library Camp Scholarships

PJ Goes to Camp is an incentive program for first-time campers who are subscribers, or may have been subscribers or are a sibling of a subscriber, to The PJ Library® and live anywhere in North America. The program is managed by the Foundation for Jewish Camp, in partnership with the Grinspoon Institute and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s The PJ Library® Program.

For More Information Contact:
Debbie Wolfe
, Coordinator, PJ Library & Shalom Baby
952-417-2139 |

Academic Scholarship Funds

JFCS administers a number of scholarship funds for post-secondary education. If you are interested in applying for any of these funds, complete the Scholarship Application. After clicking the link, you must download the PDF and save to your computer in order to edit it. Then submit it, along with 1-2 letters of recommendation and your most recent academic transcript to: JFCS, Attn: College Scholarship 13100 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 400, Minnetonka, MN 55305, or email to

Applications are accepted Nov. 1 through May 31 each year.

Lead Sponsor | Clara Ruth Kaner Children’s Fund, a designated fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation
Sponsor | BOND – Branching Out In New Directions

For More Information Contact:
Dana Rubin, Development Director
952-542-4803 |