Annual Haas/Koshland Memorial Award grants year of study in Israel

Each year, the Jewish Community Endowment Fund invites students to apply for the Haas/Koshland Memorial Award. The grant, which is given annually by the descendants of Walter A. Haas, Sr. and Daniel E. Koshland, Sr., provides up to $20,000 to support a year of study and personal development in Israel.


The award is open to college students from sophomore year through graduate school, who are from, or attend school in, the San Francisco Bay Area and wish to broaden their personal life, academic life, or both.

Application procedure

The application process for the 2014 award is now closed.
Applications are accepted once per year, with a deadline in early February.

Application requirements:

  • An online application form
  • A transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic, one personal)
  • A brief statement outlining academic achievements and developments, goals, and interests that would be uniquely enhanced by a year's experience in Israel (No more than 500 words)
  • Finalists will be invited to participate in a personal interview 

Testimonials from former recipients

Read first-hand accounts from students' personal experiences during their year of study.

For more information contact Corinne Forstot -Burke at 415.512.6264 or

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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