Scholarships for High School & Higher Education Students

Scholarships For High School Higher Education Students 1


Scholarships for High School & Higher Education Students


The Need:

Helping to shape a modern, unified and vibrant city by creating opportunities for all Jerusalem residents, three key areas of the Jerusalem Foundation's involvement are economic growth, education and vulnerable populations. Jerusalem is Israel's poorest large city, with half the population and over 60% of the children living beneath the poverty line. It has a small tax base, with half earning modest incomes in public administration, education, health, social and community work. The Jerusalem Foundation's wide-ranging high school and higher education scholarships for excelling students and students demonstrating substantial financial need provide high-quality educational opportunities while bringing social and economic change to Jerusalem.


Impact on Jerusalem:

Scholarships and Subsidies for High School Students

The Jerusalem Foundation provides scholarships and tuition subsidies for special high school matriculation tracks at the Hebrew University, the Yellow Submarine, the Hassadna Music Conservatory and many other high-caliber institutions in Jerusalem. High school scholarship recipients demonstrate financial need and high learning potential and wish to specialize in subjects not available in their schools, among them foreign languages such as Russian and Amharic, advanced science, technology and engineering courses, the arts, music and more.


Higher Education Tuition Scholarships

The Jerusalem Foundation distributes more than 170 higher education scholarships per year to students representing a cross-section of the human mosaic of Israeli society, whether Jewish or Arab, secular, religious or ultra-Orthodox, men or women, native or immigrant. These students attend Jerusalem's first-rate educational institutions, among them: the Hebrew University, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, the Azrieli College of Engineering, Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem, Jerusalem College of Technology (Machon Tal), the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, the Naggar School of Photography, Media and New Music in Musrara, the Sam Spiegel School of Film and Television, 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 and more.

Recipients actively contribute to the community in their fields of study by volunteering in over 30 institutions, advancing all population sectors. Thus, for example, art students facilitate enrichment activities such as creative writing workshops for children in the school system, enhancing disadvantaged Jewish and Arab neighborhoods in the city or working with special needs youth on the joint creation of art. Music, dance and acting students operate a music center for youth and teach blind children voice and music lessons. Engineering and technology students teach children and senior citizens basic computer skills and special applications. Film, television and photography students conduct classes and workshops for local schoolchildren.


The Jerusalem Foundation's extensive scholarships provide high school and higher education and students the opportunity to attend extraordinary educational programs regardless of their socioeconomic, religious, or ethnic background or gender. This is particularly important in Jerusalem, the poorest and most culturally diverse of Israel's large cities. Higher education scholarship recipients directly impact vulnerable populations and promote tolerance and diversity in Jerusalem through volunteer community involvement projects.


Funding needed: Scholarships range from 4,000 NIS to 10,000 per student.