September 5, 2018
The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel holds its International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) for high school graduates again in July. This brings together over 80 students from around the world. This year the 50th program will be held from 3 – 26 July 2018 and Weizmann Australia will be sending two fortunate participants for which scholarship applications are now open and should be submitted during March and April. These places are thanks to the generosity of the Trawalla Foundation and the Weizmann-Garvan Centre for Cellular Genmoics, supporting the program again this year.
Last year we ended up sending three people Viney Kumar, formerly of Knox Grammar School, now studying Advanced Mathematics at Sydney University; Kate Cousins, formerly of Fort St High School Petersham, now studying a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) at Sydney University; and Emma Zwi, formerly of Moriah College, enrolled in a Bachelor of Advanced Science and Arts at UNSW, who all said the trip was truly inspirational. You can read their story here.
To apply for the 2018 program the applicant – who must be a high school graduate who completed year 12 in 2017 – should submit:
- Short, descriptive bio
- Full academic transcripts from Year 12
- Letter describing why you would like to have this opportunity
- Reference letter from a senior high school teacher
A short-list of applicants will be determined and interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter.
Application deadline end of April.
The scholarship covers the full program tuition and touring experience, on-campus housing, and full board. It also includes most (but possibly not all) of the return travel costs between Israel and Australia.
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org – good luck!