Libra Group commits to 30 international fellowships with Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Libra Group has undertaken to support 30 international students with new fellowship funding through a three-year commitment in partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The over $100,000 in fellowships will be used to support up to 30 undergraduates selected by the Hebrew University each year and will cover their tuition fee costs. Libra has existing fellowships with the McCain Institute, the Athens University of Economics and Business, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
In addition, the company will give global internship opportunities to a number of Hebrew University students. Since its creation in 2011, hundreds of young people from all over the world have been through the formative Libra Internship Programme which runs twice-yearly and places undergraduate students with Libra or one of its subsidiaries in a number of the group’s international locations.
The Hebrew University is ranked internationally among the 100 leading universities in the world. Its student body numbers 23,000 students from Israel and 85 other countries. It is actively engaged in international cooperation for research and teaching with a stated mission to change lives through the opportunity of education.
"We are grateful to the Libra Group for committing to provide fellowship funding and global internship opportunities to Hebrew University students," said Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. "At the Hebrew University, students from around the world discover a pluralistic institution where knowledge is advanced for the benefit of humanity. Through its support, the Libra Group will help empower our students to explore new opportunities, reach their full potential, and make valuable contributions in their chosen fields."
The Libra Internship Programme seeks to provide opportunities for students to learn about businesses, strategy and management philosophy while further developing skills that will be of lasting benefit. Open to any student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university anywhere in the world, it also works with selected internship educational partners.
“Providing hope and opportunity through both fellowships and internships are key features of community programmes,” said Jimmy Athanasopoulos, Head of Social Responsibility at the Libra Group. “This new partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is particularly exciting as it strengthens our international connections in the Middle East and promotes learning and scholarship with a greater number of young people.”
George M. Logothetis, Chairman and CEO of the Libra Group (left) with Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York, at the signing of the partnership between Libra Group and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on June 22, 2016.