The Libra Group and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced the creation of Libra Fellows at Hebrew University, a 10-year program for graduate students.

As part of the initiative, the international group, whose subsidiaries own and operate assets in more than 50 countries, will commit $1.25 million in new funding to offer scholarships to underserved graduate students. Since 2016, Libra Group has partnered with Hebrew University to support students in pursuing graduate research and undergraduate exchange programs.

“We’re proud of our long-standing partnership with the university and its work to provide world-class education and life-changing opportunities for its students,” said Libra Group head of social programs Regina Sheridan. “As a global company, our group has a deep connection to Israel and established this joint program as part of our ongoing work to support innovators around the world who will shape our future.”

The program will provide full scholarships to 40 to 50 graduate students over 10 years across a range of academic disciplines, including agricultural and environmental sciences, computer sciences, international relations, life sciences, political science, and nano and quantum science.

In addition to the fellowship program, the Libra Group will invite students to apply each year for the company’s global internship program.

“We are grateful and fortunate for the ongoing partnership and support that will be so beneficial for Hebrew University students,” says Ambassador Yossi Gal, Hebrew University vice president for university advancement and external relations. “These scholarship candidates represent some of our best and brightest, so Libra Group is advancing the academic careers of those who could help change our world.”

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