Securing Israel's Future by Educating its Youth Today
ISEF's mission

Empower extraordinary young Israelis from underserved backgrounds to reach their highest potential, igniting positive change in Israeli society.

ISEF’s programs develop Israel’s untapped human capital—most from families where no one got beyond high school. ISEF’s wraparound support systems ensure that students get their degrees and become role models for the transformative power of higher education.  

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Why ISEF?

Because Israel's bright future depends on educating its youth today

Featured ISEF Stories

News & Events

Interview with Asmerech Alemo

Asmarech Alemo is a second-year student in the Physical Therapy program at the University of Haifa. Born in the village of Merewa, Ethiopia, Asmarech made Aliyah in 1993.

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Just the Facts

Over 95% of our students stay in school and graduate thanks to ISEF's award-winning leadership training and support programs
14% of ISEF's scholars hail from Ethiopian communities—far more than their proportion in Israeli society (1.6%) and at the universities (only 0.5%)
Some 60% of ISEF's scholarship recipients are women--many from communities where few women have gotten a higher education.

Since 1977, generous supporters from around the world for ISEF have opened the doors of opportunity for thousands of deserving young Israelis seeking to transform their lives through education.