Thanks to our generous scholarship endowment from the Heller family, URJ Heller High (formerly NFTY-EIE) will now be able to offer scholarship support that could cover close to 40-50% of the cost of tuition.

Heller High offers need-based scholarships (need is somewhat liberally determined) to our students. We are deeply indebted to our many donor families whose generosity has made it possible for hundreds of high school students to have this extraordinary immersive experience in Israel.

Interested applicants should complete the Heller High semester or summer application and then may submit the Heller High Scholarship Application.

Scholarship applications must be received by July 1 for the Fall semester or December 1 for the Spring semester. To be considered for a scholarship award of $1,000 or more, a copy of your latest tax documents must accompany the scholarship application.

All scholarship information received is treated with the utmost confidentially.

Scholarship assistance is also available from a variety of other sources. We work together with these organizations to help put together an appropriate scholarship package for your family:

  • URJ Congregations usually have some scholarship money set aside for trips like this or know of other local sources of which we’re not aware
  • Local Jewish Community Federations/Bureaus of Jewish Education (Many Federations provide special scholarships for study programs in Israel)
  • The Jewish National Fund's Plant Your Way to Israel (PYW) program is a great way to raise scholarship money while also making Israel greener. Using an easy online fundraising platform, users create a profile and raise money for their trips. Half of the money raised goes into a special account for your Israel trip, and the other half goes to JNF’s green innovations in Israel! To sign up and for more information visit www.jnf.org/pyw or contact JNF at Education@jnf.org.Please send scholarship checks made out to NFTY Israel Programs (with student's name and Heller High semester written on the memo line) to the following address:

Denise Bulnes, Bursar
Kutz Camp
46 Bowen Road
Warwick, NY 10990

Our goal is to help you put together a financial package that will make participation in this extraordinary program possible. For additional information, please contact hellerhigh@urj.org or 212.650.4095.