145 Students in Jerusalem to Receive Scholarships Totaling 635,000 This Year

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At the Jerusalem Foundation's initiative:

 

145 Students in Jerusalem to Receive Scholarships Totaling 635,000 This Year

 

The Jerusalem Foundation will next week award scholarships to students enrolled in institutions of higher education in the arts, technology and engineering, in exchange for volunteering in the community in their areas of study

 

This year, the Jerusalem Foundation again increased its quota of annual scholarships to students enrolled in institutions throughout the city, including ultra-Orthodox students at the Haredi College and students at the Jerusalem College of Technology.

 

In exchange for the scholarships, students integrate in social and community projects throughout Jerusalem, active throughout the year. Thus, for example, Bezalel art students work with special needs youth on the joint creation of art; students from the Academy of Music and Dance operate a music center for youth in Kiryat Menachem and teach blind children voice and music lessons; students at the Azrieli College of Engineering teach children computer applications and students at the Sam Spiegel School of Film and Television conduct film classes in Jerusalem junior high schools.

 

Again this year, the Jerusalem Foundation expanded the circle of donors to student scholarships. The scholarships are made possible by friends of the foundation around the world, among them the Worms family from Israel and the UK, the estate of Louis Edelstein from the USA, the Rein family of Israel and Switzerland and the Cheshin family from Israel. The scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of socioeconomic need, excellence and social involvement.

 

The scholarships award ceremony will take place on Monday, 2 June 2014

at 6:00 pm, at the Gilbert de Botton Auditorium at Mishkenot Sha'ananim.

 

"The Jerusalem Foundation views investing in students who chose to study in Jerusalem as having great importance", says the Jerusalem 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 Foundation's effort to strengthen young people living and learning in Jerusalem."  

 

For further details:

Liat Rosner, Spokesperson, The Jerusalem Foundation

(052) 898-0191 or liatr@jfjlm.org