12 January 2010

Scholarship Fund to Benefit University Students in Hebron, Palestine

The Barbara J. Raskin Scholarship was recently created to provide full
funding of university tuition for students from Hebron, Palestine. The
scholarship will be awarded for the first time this January, on a
semester basis with the opportunity to be renewed each semester
provided the students maintain at least a "B" average. Scholarships
are initially awarded based upon grades, economic need, and an essay

Most of the students will attend Hebron University. The average
tuition rate is $741 USD per semester. Three students were chosen for
this Spring semester.

The Scholarship fund is currently awaiting 501(c)(3) status.
Donations, in the mean time, are being accepted by norcal ISM
and are tax deductible.

You can also purchase jewelry to benefit the Scholarship fund here.

For more information, please check out our website.

*Barbara J. Raskin was the mother of San Francisco based artist and
human rights activist, Katie Miranda. Ms. Raskin passed away on July
9, 2009. Ms. Miranda started the Scholarship fund in her mother’s
honor after spending a year teaching art to children in Tel Rumeida,
Palestine in 2006-2007.