Apply Now for the Haas/Koshland Memorial Award

$20,000 to support personal growth and exploration in Israel

Applications are now being accepted for the Haas/Koshland Memorial Award (HKMA), which provides up to $20,000 for a year of personal development and/or study in Israel. The award is open to all college students – sophomore year through graduate school – who are from, or are attending school in, the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.

The 2014 HKMA recipient, Hana Rothstein, dove deeply into her time in Israel through study, volunteering, experiencing a country in conflict, and lots of personal reflection.

Frances Geballe with 2014 Haas/Koshland Memorial Award Winner Hana Rothstein

“Being Korean and Jewish, I have grown up questioning identity and minority struggles. Recently, I have begun to examine how these concepts relate to life within Israel. The Haas/Koshland Memorial Award has enabled me to continue my investigation academically and personally through a semester abroad at Tel Aviv University. Some of my most significant experiences thus far include: teaching English to African refugees, learning and discussing the refugee experience in Israel, meeting and photographing Palestinian and Israeli youth working toward a new future. Talking with activists amidst the recent war gave me the encouragement not give up on peace and education and their interrelationships.”

Hana found that the HKMA was a great way for her to explore her heritage while she combined her passions for art, community activism, and Judaism. Hana found the HKMA during her time at the University of California Santa Cruz, where she studied History of Art and Visual Culture and minored in Jewish Studies. 

To apply for the 2015 Haas/Koshland Memorial Award, please contact us at, 415.512.6439, or visit our Haas/Koshland webpage. Deadline for applications is February 11, 2015. Apply now.


November 18, 2014


Camille Menke