Scholarships to 136 Students

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The Jerusalem Foundation Awarded Scholarships to 136 Students in Jerusalem Totaling 600,000 Shekels at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Mishkenot Sha'ananim

Students of the arts, technology and engineering at institutions of higher education who received Jerusalem Foundation scholarships volunteer for the community in their fields of study

In 2013, the tenth consecutive year that the Jerusalem Foundation is distributing scholarships to Jerusalem students, its annual allocation for scholarships increased by 60%, including ultra-Orthodox students, students of engineering and technology, fine art, music, dance, photography, new media and more. Scholarships were awarded to students at the following institutions of higher education in Jerusalem:

  • The Azrieli - College of Engineering Jerusalem
  • Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem College of Technology (Machon Tal)
  • Haredi College of Jerusalem
  • The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
  • The Jerusalem Academy of Music  and Dance
  • The Naggar School of Photography, Media and New Music, Musrara
  • The Sam Spiegel Film and Television School
  • The School of Visual Theater
  • Emunah College
  • The Center for Middle Eastern Classical Music
  • The Ma'aleh School of Television, Film and the Arts
  • The Nissan Nativ Acting Studio
  • The Jerusalem Studio School

In exchange for the scholarships, recipients agreed to take active part year round in social and community projects throughout the city. Thus, for example, students at Bezalel create works of art together with special needs children; students at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School teach cinema classes at junior high schools throughout the city; students at the Academy of Music and Dance provide blind children voice training and musical instruction; students at Bezalel give art workshops at the Paley Center in east Jerusalem.

At a ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Mishkenot Sha'ananim, the following Jerusalem Foundation scholarships were awarded to a total of 136 students:

  • The Louis Edelstein Memorial Scholarships for Students of the Arts
  • The Lea Cheshin Memorial Scholarships for Students of Painting and Sketching at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
  • The Alexander Grass Scholarships for Students of the Azrieli-College of Engineering Jerusalem
  • Scholarships Enabled by an Anonymous UK Donor for Students of the Azrieli-College of Engineering Jerusalem
  • The Robert and Bertha Rein Scholarships for Students of the Jerusalem College of Technology (Machon Tal)
  • The Walter D. Strauss Scholarships for Students of the Haredi College of Jerusalem
  • The Dr. Jstvan Kertész Foundation Scholarships for Outstanding Students from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

"The Jerusalem Foundation views investing in students who choose to study in Jerusalem as extremely important", says the Foundation's President, Mark Sofer. "The scholarships help connect the students with the city, encourage them to continue their studies here and leave their mark on the city. This is a key dimension of the Jerusalem Foundation's activities that support young people living and learning in the city."

Sallai Meridor, the International Chairman of the Jerusalem Foundation, said: "Keeping young people in Jerusalem is one of our most important tasks. The Foundation invests much effort to that end, because today it's clear that the city's future depends, among other things, on the population that stays here."

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