BirthrightBlog Scholarship ImageThe Birthright Blog is all about helping Jewish youth to re-engage with their culture in a meaningful way. The mission from the very beginning has been, and will continue to be, to help people gauge whether the Birthright trip is right for them.

To support our passion for helping college-aged Jewish youth, we’ve decided to start our own scholarship! The $1,000 Birthright Blog Scholarship is for students enrolled at a four-year college or university in the United States who identify as Jewish and who have gone on, or intend to go on, the Birthright free trip to Israel. Please note that this scholarship is not associated with the Birthright Israel Foundation in any way and that the prize money comes from our blog.

How to apply

The deadline for entries is August 31, 2018. Prospective entrants should submit an essay 500 – 1500 words long that describes:

  1. Why your Birthright experience was meaningful to you (if you’ve been on Birthright) OR
  2. What you are hoping to get out of your Birthright experience (if your trip is coming up)

Please write using a personal voice. We encourage you to speak your mind, and to allow your own Jewish perspective to shine through. All entries should be sent to:



Some advice

  • Your submission should be written by YOU!
  • We will check all submissions for plagiarism (don’t do it).
  • English only.
  • Your essay must be >500 words to be considered.


Although not every entry will be a winner, the best entries may be featured on our site (we will remove all personally identifying details). If you absolutely do not want your work featured, let us know when you submit the essay.

After the deadline on August 31st 2018, we will email all applicants to notify them whether they have won.

Best of luck to all entrants!