Deadline nearing for Haas/Koshland Awards

Applications are currently being accepted for the Haas/Koshland Memorial Award, which provides up to $20,000 for young adults wanting to explore their interests in Israel.

Each year, the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation invites students to apply for the award, which provides financial support for a year of study and personal development in Israel.

The award is open to college students, from sophomore year through graduate school, who live in the Bay Area or are attending school here. Applicants do not need to be Jewish, can be first-time or return travelers to Israel, and can use the award to study, discover their passion, perform advocacy work, intern, or just explore the land, its complex social and political issues, and its rich history. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in a course of study to apply.

The award was established in 1982, three years after the death of Walter A. Haas, Sr. It is named for him and Daniel E. Koshland, Sr., who died in 2007. Both men were actively involved in the management of Levi Strauss & Co. and were responsible for the company’s success.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 8.