The Annette Paletz Memorial Scholarship was founded in 2008 as a way to remember Annette Paletz, who passed away suddenly in March of 2007.
Who is eligible?
This merit-based scholarship for community service is eligible to Minneapolis high school students interested in attending Jewish Educational Travel Programs in Israel. Such programs include:
- Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI)
- Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel
- Chetz V’Keshet
- JCC Maccabi
- Mach Hach Bnei Akiva
- National Council of Young Israel-Achva
- National Jewish Council for Disabilities Yad B’Yad Israel
- Teen Exchange
- URJ Heller High
- USY-Epic Israel
- Young Judaea
What does the Paletz Scholarship offer?
Up to two $500 scholarships will be awarded per application cycle to be used towards tuition for any Jewish Educational Travel program.
When can I apply?
The scholarship application has two deadlines:
(1) Deadline of March 1 for programs taking place during April 1st-September 30th
(2) Deadline August 1 for programs taking place during October 1st – March 31st
Why an Israel scholarship to honor Mrs. Paletz?
Annette had a passion for Israel and was the first person from Minnesota to participate in the semester-long journey to Israel as part of the Alexander Muss High School Israel program back in 1976 when she was 17 years old. Knowing that this experience had a profound effect on Annette’s life, it was only fitting to create a scholarship fund in Annette’s memory that will assist Minnesota Jewish teens experience life and learning in Israel.
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 Annette Paletz Fund, you can send a check to the Jewish Community Foundation, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, 4330 Cedar Lake Road Minneapolis, MN 55416.