Jenny Panitch Beckow Memorial Scholarship Israel

For graduate study or research for a qualified and interested Canadian student who is entering into or is currently enrolled in a program of graduate studies at an Israeli university; fields of study: language, literature, culture, art or music; or in any field of medical, scientific or industrial endeavor or research. All applicants are to list the financial assistance which they are already receiving for the forthcoming academic year.

When Ruth Beckow started to think about her will and her philanthropic dreams, one priority stood out: to honour the memory of her mother, Jenny Panitch who, she says, encapsulated the spirit and soul of Raoul Wallenberg and others who helped save Jews during the Holocaust. “My mother would have wanted some recognition of their bravery,” says Ruth. “She was truly a kindred spirit, so sadly dismayed by this tragedy.” She decided to create a scholarship program that creates bridges and understanding by offering the opportunity to experience life in the other’s country while studying, to promote mutual friendship and linking of our people.

Scholarship Summary

Accepted academic institution: University

Location of academic institution: Israel

Field of study: Language, literature, culture, art or music; or in any field of medical, scientific or industrial endeavour or research.

Scholarship amount: $20,000

Is it necessary for the student to demonstrate financial need? No

Is academic standing important to qualify for this scholarship? No

History of community involvement: No

Can the student re-apply if they have already received this scholarship in the past: No

Proof of citizenship: Canadian

Letter of application outlining goals and reason for scholarship request: Yes

Transcript: Yes

Fall 2023 proof of enrollment: Yes

CV: Yes

Letter of reference: 2 reference letters