Each year, NA’AMAT awards financial assistance to about 200 academically gifted Israeli women enabling them to follow their dreams and pursue bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in challenging programs of study. Our scholarships include Ruth Bader Ginsburg for Law, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer Scholarship for Gender Studies, Nechama Rivlin Scholarship for Doctoral Students of Gender Studies, and Rona Ramon Scholarship for STEM research.
The criteria for selection ensure that qualifying women from all of Israel’s social circles are fairly represented. Many of the best and brightest of Israel’s most talented young women come from homes which lack the financial resources enabling them to continue their studies at the university level. Many have demonstrated special aptitude in fields traditionally occupied by men – engineering, science and law. By offering scholarship support, NA’AMAT ensures that these women of merit can develop the skills and education they need to realize their dreams and make their contribution to Israeli society.
The annual Scholarship Ceremony takes place in the summer where the scholarships are presented to the recipients with the participation of the President of NA’AMAT Israel, the Scholarship Fund Director and the Committee. Hagit Pe’er, President of NA’AMAT Israel explains, “This vital scholarship program began more than four decades ago thanks to the dedication of NA’AMAT’S original pioneer women, led by Golda Meir. These were visionary women who wanted to assist in advancing higher education among women in Israel.”