Awards and Fellowships after Graduation

Legacy Heritage Fellowship Program

We are pleased to annouce that Argov Fellow, Mira Marcus has been awarded the Legacy
Fellowship this year. Previous winners include, Ronit Gudes, Gideon Scher and Lianne Pollak.

The Legacy Heritage Fellowship Program seeks to build a global community of outstanding leaders and influential opinion makers. It supports exceptional post graduates in North America, Europe and Israel who have committed to a year-long internship in a major governmental, non-governmental, think-tank or media setting. Mentored by senior executives in their placements and informed by specially-designed seminars, the Legacy Heritage Fellows with their comprehensive knowledge of historical and intellectual trends, serve as articulate proponents of Middle East peace.

Only 20 individuals worldwide are chosen each year. This year, three come from the Argov Fellows Program in Leadership and Diplomacy.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Argov Fellow Yaniv Jamber has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship this year.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer. Approximately 1,700 new awards are awarded to foreign graduate students for support at U.S. universities, and some 1,350 renewal awards are also made annually.

A mainstay of America’s public-diplomacy efforts, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for Master’s degree or Ph.D. study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. The program has brought some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses and offers program participants insight into U.S. society and values.

Many foreign Fulbright grantees are early-career professionals who will return to take leadership positions in their home countries, often working at universities or in government service.

More than 1,800 new Foreign Fulbright Fellows enter U.S. academic programs each year. Foreign students apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. The Institute of International Education (IIE) arranges academic placement for most Fulbright nominees and supervises participants during their stay in the United States.

Koret-Milken Institute Fellowship

Amit Einhorn has been awarded the Koret-Milken Institute Fellowship. The Koret-Milken Institute Fellows Program offers 10-month fellowships to outstanding university and graduate students in Israel. Fellows enjoy the opportunity to learn from leading decision makers, business entrepreneurs and academics while performing economic policy research. Each year, fellows present their research findings at the program’s annual conference.

The Koret Foundation and the Koret Fund are private philanthropic organizations run by independent boards of directors. Since 1979, these boards, working with an experienced and dedicated staff, have directed nearly $350 million toward creating new philanthropic visions for the Bay Area and for Israel.

An entrepreneurial spirit guides Koret in addressing societal challenges and strengthening Bay Area life. Investing in strategic, local solutions, Koret helps to inspire a multiplier effect – encouraging collaborative funding and developing model initiatives.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, Koret adds to the region’s vitality by promoting educational opportunity, contributing to a diverse cultural landscape, and bolstering organizations that are innovative in their approaches to meeting community needs.

With roots in the Jewish community, Koret embraces the community of Israel, especially through Koret Israel Economic Development Funds (KIEDF), believing that economic stability and free market expansion offer the best hope for a prosperous future.

Milken Institute's Israel Center accelerates and supports Israel's path toward economic independence and broad-based prosperity through capital-market development, financial innovation and job creation.

Poverty, income polarization, infrastructure underdevelopment and economic gaps threaten the Israel's social cohesion. If Israel can build on the momentum of recent economic reforms, the country will be less dependent on aid and fund raising as it relies more on the investment and productivity of its own financial, human and social capital.

At Koret, there is a commitment to making an impact – to honoring the legacy of the founders, and to finding long-lasting solutions that improve people’s lives.

The Milken Institute Israel Center specializes in:

•Promoting public-private partnerships, as well as private-sector engagement for job, income and wealth creation. We bring together Diaspora-Israeli teams and individuals from business, academia and government to develop policy recommendations and solutions.
•Identifying and introducing creative and alternative financial innovations for Israel's economic development.
•Developing student and professional exchanges, and supervising postgraduate work on such topics as corporate finance, environmental finance and the Community Reinvestment Act. The Milken Institute/Koret Fellows Program has been successful at influencing policy innovations at the municipal, regional and national levels.