Isadore & Molly Boroff Israel Scholarship

Who is eligible?

The Isadore & Molly Boroff Israel Scholarship is available for Jewish individuals.

  • You must be aged 18-30 during the period of your program.
  • Your permanent residence is in the Minneapolis metropolitan area.
  • You plan to participate in an Israel program.
  • The program must be at least two months in length, Masa Israel-recognized (or with an equivalent educational component included), and administered by a non-profit organization.

What does the Scholarship offer?

Award amounts are based on program fees. Depending upon demand in any scholarship round, awards will be made up to the amount indicated below, based on program fees.

Tuition/program fees


Up to $10,000 Up to $2,000
$10,001 – $15,000 Up to $3,000
$15,001 – $20,000 Up to $3,500
Over $20,000 Up to $4,000


When can I apply?

Deadlines are December 2, April 14 and July 21. Decisions will be announced by late January, May, and mid-August.

If you are awarded, please note that scholarship awards will be sent to the organization two weeks prior to program departure. This is to ensure that the program is starting on time due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

How can I apply?

Click here to access the online application.

What else do I need to know?

  • All scholarship requests are strictly confidential.
  • Scholarships will be awarded only once to each applicant.
  • Proof of program acceptance is required and must be submitted with an application.
  • The Boroff Israel Scholarship Fund is not a needs-based grant.
  • The Minneapolis Jewish Federation will make scholarship awards directly to the Israel program provider. Under no circumstances will a check be given directly to an individual.
  • A 501c3 document of the program needs to be provided.
  • Scholarships must be approved before the program begins.
  • A photo of applicant needs to be submitted
  • Prior to leaving Israel, applicants will need to discuss with fund coordinator additional opportunities and requirements available to enhance the Israel experience

For students attending an Onward program, scholarship must be awarded prior to sending payment for the program.
Value of the scholarship will be deducted from the cost of the program. If payment for Onward program has already been carried out, the Isadore & Molly Boroff Fund will not be able to accept your application.

The fund is available to receive tax-deductible tributes and contributions through the Jewish Community Foundation. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible gift to the Isadore & Molly Boroff Israel Scholarship Fund, send a check to the Jewish Community Foundation, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, 111 Cheshire Ln, Suite 50, Minnetonka, MN 55305. Any questions can be directed to Noa Rosenzweig, Israel Program Specialist, Israel Center, or 952-417-2319.


Questions? Noa is here to help!


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