Developing Global Leaders with a Commitment to the Jewish Future
The Brandeis-Genesis Institute (BGI) is an initiative that prepares Russian-speaking students from around the world to become effective community leaders fortified by Jewish knowledge, a systematic understanding of Russian Jewry, and a commitment to the future of the Jewish people. The BGI is funded by the Genesis Philanthropy Group.
BGI provides scholarships and programming for three groups of students:
High School Students: BGI recruits and awards scholarships to Russian-speaking high school students from around the world that enable them to attend Brandeis University's two summer programs for outstanding high school students, BIMA and Genesis.
Undergraduate Students: The BGI Undergraduate Fellowship Program provides significant funding and stipends for select Russian-speaking undergraduates at Brandeis University. Program alumni will bring Jewish engagement to their leadership in a broad variety of professional fields.
Graduate Students: BGI awards fellowships for Russian speakers to attend Brandeis University's Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. These Fellows will be uniquely suited to engage with the Russian-speaking Jewish community.