About Scholarships

We know the financial realities of COVID-19 have changed the financial picture for many families and we have been actively fundraising to support this. We are here for you, and we are expecting to hear from many families who will apply for scholarship for the first time for the 2021 summerso please don’t hesitate to reach out.  We will have details for 2021scholarship available soon, if you have any questions in the short term please email Anna at aherman@urj.org.

First Time Camper Grants

First time camper from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas or the Florida Panhandle?

Your camper may be eligible for up to $1500 off camp!

First time camper outside of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle?

Your camper may be eligible for up to $1000 off camp!

Camp Scholarship Planner

STEP ONE: REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR JACOBS CAMP

If your intention is to send your child to Jacobs, register them NOW. Don’t wait until you hear about scholarships – there may not be any space left by then! A deposit is required for registration.

STEP TWO: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A FIRST-TIME CAMPER INCENTIVE PROGRAM

If your child will be attending Jacobs for the first time, you may be eligible to receive an incentive grant to help make your first summer more affordable. If you live in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle, download the application. Incentives are available nationwide, with various conditions & amounts. Details here!

STEP THREE: DETERMINE WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD TO CONTRIBUTE, AND START PAYING IT

We expect families to help pay for camp. A payment from you says a great deal about your commitment to the camp experience, and weighs heavily in your favor. Make plans to pay something and begin making regular payments immediately.

STEP FOUR: APPLY TO THE JEWISH CHILDREN’S REGIONAL SERVICE – EARLY DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1ST

Most of our catchment area is served by the Jewish Children's Regional Service, one of the largest camp scholarship funders in the South, which means we expect you to apply to JCRS. Details and to apply!

STEP FIVE: APPLY TO ALL LOCAL COMMUNITY SOURCES AVAILABLE

Most congregations have scholarship & discretionary funds available to help send children to Jacobs. Contact your Rabbi, Cantor, Educator, and/or Congregational President. They will inform you of the congregation’s application requirements.

Many community-based Jewish organizations have camp scholarship programs. Contact your local organizations to find out about availability.

STEP SIX: SUBMIT A SCHOLARSHIP ALLOCATION SUMMARY TO JACOBS CAMP

After you have exhausted all available financial resources, families who still need additional funding should complete the Jacobs Camp Scholarship Application.

The Jacobs Camp Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications.

All information entered is confidential. Award notifications will begin on April 1. After April 1, scholarships will be awarded if funds are still available.