SHAYLA BREWER, VANCOUVER
Dear Donors of The Allen Zysblat Memorial Scholarship Fund,
Thank you for the financial support as I advance my academic journey at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute (HUJI). I am excited to make the move from Vancouver, British Columbia to Jerusalem, Israel.
In June 2022, I graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts: Honours Geography & Major Environmental Studies. During my undergraduate degree, I worked on community mapping and development projects. This led to my passion for community resilience work. I am thrilled to expand on my education of global community development through the Glocal International Development Studies Master’s program at HUJI.
Glocal is an interdisciplinary graduate program that focuses on thinking globally and acting locally to make change. I want to embark on a career that supports local community resilience and knowledge. I am passionate about using my post-secondary education to co-research and collaborate with communities to develop locally tailored solutions that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Furthermore, the opportunity to foster my Jewish identity in Israel alongside my academic pursuits fill me with gratitude. I am honoured to be a recipient of The Allen Zysblat Memorial Scholarship Fund.
ARYEH FORTINSKY, ISRAEL
Dear donors of the Allen Zysblat Memorial Scholarship Fund,
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you for making the Allen Zysblat Memorial scholarship possible. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor and I am deeply appreciative of your support.
I am currently a PhD student in theoretical physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I am specifically trying to understand how intelligent behaviour emerges in neural networks and the brain. Upon completing my PhD, I plan to pursue a postdoctoral position followed by a faculty position or staff scientist at a leading institution, tech company or hedge fund.
The financial assistance you provided will be of great help to me in paying my living expenses, and it will allow me to concentrate more of my time for studying.
Thank you again for your generosity and support. I will use this opportunity you have given me to be the best physicist I can.