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Shelly S.1

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Review for Israel Scholarship Education Foundation , New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been an ISEF International Fellow for three years. For me, ISEF is beyond a scholarship--it is a family--and I am very proud to have the opportunity to be part of it! I am a Doctoral Candidate at Harvard Law School, conducting research on the intersection of bioethics and law. Studying at Harvard Law School has been a long-life dream and I could not have fulfilled it without ISEF's help and support. I grew up in Kiryat Gat and later on in Ashqelon, Israel. The journey from the periphery to an advanced law degree at Harvard Law School has been challenging. When you come from a family in which the parents did not even finish high school and from places where hardly anyone around you ever went to college, you really need someone to take you under their wing. I am privileged and grateful to have ISEF by my side, helping me immensely throughout my journey.

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Review for Israel Scholarship Education Foundation , New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Coming from a less privileged background in Israel has posed financial challenges in fulfilling my academic aspirations throughout the years. My parents, descendants of Sephardic Jews who have less than a High School diploma, could not provide me with financial assistance. By awarding me a scholarship, ISEF has lightened my financial burden, and without a doubt, it plays a key role in achieving my educational dreams. I am forever grateful for that. Currently, I am a PhD Candidate in law at Harvard Law School, researching about one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. A technology called "CRISPR" has produced great interest globally due to the insights it would yield regarding fundamental biological processes and its potential impact on human health and well-being. However, with these opportunities come significant legal and ethical challenges. My research dissertation will be a starting point for addressing some of the fundamental challenges the topic raises. As a first-generation student in higher education in my family, I have now the privilege to pursue a position that can make a groundbreaking contribution in the future and all thanks to ISEF’s help and faith in me.

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