BBYO Scholarships

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Check out an exciting scholarship opportunity for BBYO members and alumni with Tivnu: Building Justice!

If you’re a member or an alum of BBYO, you’re eligible for one of two $5,000 scholarships for the Tivnu Gap Year Program. Ten $1,000 discounts are also available.

The Tivnu Gap Year program is nine months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement in Portland, Oregon for 17- to 20-year-olds. Participants live together, create community, discover the Pacific Northwest, and explore connections between Jewish life and social justice with their heads, hands, and hearts.

tubshevat_narrower Jewish gap year participants on a camping trip

Among their other activities, Tivnu participants intern with local grass-roots organizations. They plant sustainable gardens and learn about nutrition with elementary school children, prepare and serve meals at a café for people experiencing homelessness, tutor at-risk youth in an alternative high school, build homes with Habitat for Humanity, and more.

BBYO MEMBERS: Discover Your Next Adventure with Tivnu


Jewish gap year program on a cross-country skiing trip on Mount Hood DSC_0552

Between the leadership skills and training you’ve gained through your programs, your experience with team-building, and your emphasis on social change — we believe many BBYO members have built the foundation to become stellar Tivnu Gap Year participants. In recognition of this, Tivnu is offering three $5,000 scholarships and ten $1,000 scholarships. A few notes:

  1. Interested teens will need to apply by April 25th and be selected to receive this award.
  2. Tivnu will award additional need-based financial aid if warranted.
  3. The application and selection process will be run entirely by Tivnu, so please direct all questions to Tivnu.
  4. One of the two application references must be from a BBYO staff member.

Learn more about the program details, or get in touch with questions. Call 503-232-1864 or email us below.

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