What: March of the Living is a fantastic international, educational trip. The Daniels Family Israel Education Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation will generously fund the majority of the cost for the student selected for the annual award.

Who: Jewish Dallas area high school juniors or seniors with secular leadership experience may apply. The donor of this fund wishes to engage under affiliated Jewish teens, therefore applicants may not be current or past Jewish day school students and have not attended any Jewish overnight camps.

Where: Poland and Israel

When: April 20 - May 4, 2017

Why: You will join students from all over the world to travel to Poland to commemorate those who perished in the Holocaust, followed by an enlightening, life-affirming trip to Israel.

Additional Details

March of the Living is scheduled each spring to coincide with a commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) in Poland and Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) in Israel. While we know that missing school is never easy, traveling over these dates is at the center of what makes the experience so powerful. You should think of the March of the Living as an amazing learning opportunity, where you'll be exposed to history unlike any textbook. In previous years, teens have blogged, made short films, video diaries, scrapbooks, and interviewed Holocaust survivors for school credit.

If selected to receive the award, you will be provided with a letter to share with your teachers and school explaining the March of the Living and its value. Many area schools are familiar with March of the Living and have cooperated with students enabling them to attend.

Scholarship award: $5,000

 

Application Now Available!

Application Form
For the Student
Parent Guardian Essay
For the Parent/Guardian
Letter of Recomendation
For the Teacher/Coach/Counselor

All 3 portions of the award application are due by midnight on Thursday, December 29, 2016.

FAQs

While we know that missing school is never easy, traveling over these dates is at the center of what makes the experience so powerful. You should think of the March as an amazing learning opportunity, where you'll be exposed to history unlike any textbook. In previous years, teens have blogged, made short films, video diaries, scrapbooks, and interviewed Holocaust survivors for school credit. If selected to receive the award, you will be provided with a letter to share with your teachers and school explaining the March program and its value. Many Dallas area schools are familiar with March of the Living (MOTL) and have cooperated with students enabling them to attend.

Yes. In fact, we are specifically seeking a student who has strong leadership skills, and is heavily involved in secular extracurricular activities. Some involvement in Jewish activities will not disqualify you, however priority will go to students with diversified involvement and experiences.

Although trip prices may vary, the majority ($5,000 total) will be awarded to offset the cost of the trip. This will leave the recipient with some additional costs (including domestic flights).

If you receive this grant you will also be required to complete a general March of the Living application and their medical forms. The letter of recommendation written on your behalf for the Foundation scholarship will be the same for the March of the Living application. March of the Living may also require a personal interview.

While part of the trip is sad, it is also an uplifting experience you'll share with thousands of Jewish teens from all over the world. Additionally, there is an Israel portion of the trip that is powerful and inspiring, and students come away from the March of the Living knowing they have experienced a life-changing event.

Yes! March of the Living spends only seven days in Israel, so teens are eligible to participate in both.

Want to find out more?

Contact scholarships@djcf.org for more information.

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