Because Israel’s single greatest natural resource is the minds of its young.
ISEF opens the doors of higher education each year for more than 400 promising young Israelis from underserved and immigrant communities throughout Israel.
Since 1977, ISEF has granted over 19,000 annual scholarships and enabled more than 6,000 young Israelis to earn degrees from BA to PhD. Many ISEF grads are now leaders in Israel’s government and trailblazers in medicine, academia, and technology.
At ISEF, scholarships are just the beginning. Here’s why:
Emphasis on Excellence.
ISEF selects students who show real leadership potential. While they study, ISEF’s leadership training seminars and community service programs equip them with the theoretical and practical skills they need to maximize their potential.
Continuity of Support. ISEF knows developing human capital requires a long-term investment. ISEF’s students know they can count on ISEF’s support for as long as needed to reach their goal – whether BA, MA, PhD, or even postdoctoral research, in Israel or abroad. No other organization does this.
Support Systems that Work. ISEF nurtures its scholars and helps them stay on course. ISEF lends a hand in any situation that arises–financial, family, medical, or army reserve duty. Thanks to ISEF’s support systems, over 90% of ISEF’s scholars earn their degrees — an astonishing rate of success in this population, proving both the high caliber of ISEF’s scholars, and the strength of ISEF’s programs.