The Jerusalem Foundation's Annual Scholarships Award Ceremony

 מלגות בסך 635 אלף שקל יחולקו השנה ל120 סטודנטים בירושלים

The Jerusalem Foundation's Annual Scholarships Award Ceremony

The Jerusalem Foundation will award 635,000 NIS in scholarships to 120 students of the arts, engineering and technology at Jerusalem's higher education institutions. 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 youth music center in Kiryat Menachem; students at the Azrieli College of Engineering teach children computer applications, volunteer with elderly Holocaust survivors and teach them basic computer skills;

This year, one of the scholarship recipients initiated a training and marketing course for ultra-Orthodox artists that concluded with an exhibition now on display at the Art Shelter Gallery in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Mekor Baruch, a gallery adapted to the ultra-Orthodox community. Another recipient established a "library" of gadgets in the Young Adult Center at Canada House in the Morasha neighborhood, to be inaugurated in about two weeks time.

The scholarships are made possible by friends of the Jerusalem Foundation around the world, among them the Worms family of the UK and Israel, the estate of Louis Edelstein of the United States, the Rein family of Switzerland and Israel the Cheshin family of Israel. The scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of economic need, academic excellence and social involvement in accordance with recommendations by participating Jerusalem higher education institutions.

The scholarships award ceremony will take place at 6:00 pm on Thursday, 25 May 2017 at the Gilbert de Botton Auditorium in Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem.

"The Jerusalem Foundation views investing in students who chose to study in Jerusalem as having great importance", says Anat Tzur, Director General of the Jerusalem Foundation. "The scholarships help connect the students with the city, encouraging 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."