Press Release 1 May 2010
ASTRONAUT TAKES FLAG TO OUTER SPACE TO COMMEMORATE
THE ILAN RAMON SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT
Astronaut Garret Reisman who will be flying on board Shuttle Atlantis STS-132 on May 14th will be taking a flag commemorating Israel’s first astronaut Ilan Ramon and the scholarship fund established in his honor.
The International Space University, will hold its 2010 Summer
Space Studies Program in Strasbourg, France
As part of an annual campaign to identify and assist in funding three exceptional Israeli graduate students, Michael Potter, former member of the International Space University (ISU), Board of Trustees, has announced a matching scholarship endowment fund. The International Space University, will hold its 2010 Summer Space Studies Program in Strasbourg, France. According to Potter, “This is a historic opportunity to achieve an international impact with a few select, but very talented Israeli graduate students. Israel intends to play a growing role in the global leadership and the development of space technologies and activities.”
A Campaign to Select Exceptional Israeli Graduate Students for the International Space University
Daniel Rockberger the founder of the Ramon Scholarship selection committee based in Tel Aviv, points out:, “We are committed to ensuring that the International Space University continues to serve an important impact on securing Israel’s role on the international stage and particularly in the area of space development and cooperation.”
Ilan Ramon Scholarship Project & Vision 2015
Over the next five years we will seek to identify a minimum of 15 world-class students to participate in the two month Space Studies Program organized by ISU. This program is held every summer in different countries and locations around the globe.
The scholarship was established to honor the memory of the first Israeli astronaut, Col. Ilan Ramon, who died while courageously exploring the final frontier of space. Ramon made the ultimate sacrifice while living his commitment to space and to international cooperation amongst the nations of the Earth.
The purpose of the scholarships is to attract talented young Israeli students with backgrounds in technology, science, medicine and other disciplines, allowing them to continue their pursuit of knowledge on the international stage. At ISU, they will join with academic, government, and industry colleagues from around the world who recognize the promise of space exploration, development, and technology to advance and improve both life on Earth and beyond.
This scholarship program is a commitment to creating the building blocks that are necessary for Israel to establish a leadership position in the global space community and marketplace.
ISU, with a central campus in Strasbourg, France, provides graduate-level interdisciplinary training to the future leaders of the world's space efforts. Since its inception in 1987, more than 2,900 students from more than 100 countries have graduated from ISU's two-month Space Studies Program and its one-year Master of Space Studies Program. The 2006 Summer Session was held in Strasbourg, France. The Summer 2007 Session was held in Beijing China. The program for 2008 was held in Barcelona, Spain, the 2009 program was held at the NASA Ames Research center in Silicon Valley, California, and the upcoming 2010 program will be held in Strasbourg, France from 28 June to 27 August 2010.
Further information on the Ilan Ramon Scholarship & Endowment Fund:
MICHAEL POTTER + 1 (310) 990-8803 Los Angeles, CA, USA
DANIEL ROCKBERGER +972 (52) 44 84 045 Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
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Press Release May 1, 2007
Ilan Ramon Scholarship & Endowment Campaign to Find & Fund Six Exceptional Israeli Students
The Ilan Ramon Scholarship & Endowment at the International Space University has announced that it will be seeking the generous participation of those that cherish and value the nation of Israel, education and technology.
We will be seeking to find six world-class students. One to particpate in the Summer Session and one to participate in the Master's session of the ISU, each year for the next three years.
Donations to the Ilan Ramon Scholarship qualify as a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit contribution. All contributions are tax deductible. Our survival and success are dependent on your generosity. By donating to the Ilan Ramon Scholarship @ ISU you will obtain maximum leverage for your philanthropic contribution.
More About the Ilan Ramon Scholarship
The Ilan Ramon Scholarship & Endowment has been established to honor the memory of the first Israeli astronaut, Ilan Ramon, who died while courageously exploring the final frontier of space.
The Scholarship & Endowment is used to provide scholarship funding for Israeli citizens to attend either the Summer Space Studies Program or the Masters in Space Studies Program at the International Space University.
purpose is to attract talented young Israeli students with backgrounds
in technology, science, medicine and other space activities to allow
them to continue their pursuit of knowledge on the international stage
with academic and scientific colleagues from many different countries.
More About the International Space University
The International Space University (ISU), located in Strasbourg, France,
provides graduate-level interdisciplinary training to the future leaders
of the world’s space efforts. Since its inception in 1987, more then
2,000 students from more than 80 countries have graduated from ISU's
two-month Summer Session Program and its one-year Master of Space Studies
Program. The 2006 Summer Session was held in Strasbourg, France. The
Summer 2007 Session will be held in Beijing China. The Summer Session
for 2008 will be Naples, Italy and the Summer Session 2009 will be at
the NASA Ames Research center in the San Francisco area.
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