Admissions Excellence Grant

Purpose of grant

Admissions professionals are at the forefront of enrollment acceleration in our day schools. CJP, in partnership with Prizmah, PJ Library, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, is offering a seminar to provide professional development for admissions staff as part of Prizmah’s Engage program. Since this program is focused on Grades K–8 in non-Orthodox schools, CJP is excited to offer a parallel Admissions Excellence Grant to Grades 9–12 in day schools, Grades K–8 in Orthodox schools, and any school that has previously participated in Prizmah’s Engage program.

This grant is targeted at deliberate efforts to provide professional development for admissions staff in Grades 9–12 in day schools and Grades K–8 in Orthodox schools. This could be used for the purposes of hiring an admissions consultant, attending a conference relevant to admissions professionals, or other efforts to increase the capacity of admissions staff.


  • Applicants must be an admissions professional from a Jewish day school within CJP’s catchment area that meets one of the following criteria:
    • Serves Grades 9–12
    • Is an Orthodox school that serves Grades K–8
    • Has previously participated in Prizmah’s Engage program
  • Day schools that serve Grades K–12 or Orthodox schools that serve Grades K–8 can choose to apply for either this grant or the Prizmah K–8 non-Orthodox Engage Grant
  • Grants are limited to one per school


Day school admission staff must develop a plan to leverage capacity-building services and submit a grant application to fund these professional development opportunities.

Grant benefits and requirements

  • Admissions professionals must use this grant to expand their professional capacity
  • Grant amount: $2,500


  • Applications open: Monday, August 1, 2022
  • Applications close: Monday, April 3, 2023
  • Funded professional services completed by: Thursday, June 1, 2023




For any questions, please contact Anna Leybzon.