New $1M Scholarship Fund for Students From Ukraine

Responding to humanitarian needs caused by the war in Ukraine, Brandeis is launching a $1 million scholarship fund to support up to 10 students at the International Business School over the next several years.

The first scholarships will be awarded to graduate students entering this fall.

The Peace Scholarship Fund will support students who have been displaced from or forced to leave their country due to violent conflict or persecution because of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

“Brandeis was founded by the American Jewish community, many of whom had either fled Europe or lost whole families in World War II,” says President Ron Liebowitz. “Helping those who face similar threats to their lives is something we feel a strong obligation to do.”

Two members of Brandeis International Business School’s board of advisers have committed $250,000 each to support the scholarship fund: board co-chair Alan Hassenfeld, H’20, the retired chairman and CEO of Hasbro; and board member Barbara Clarke, IBS MA’91, an investor, economist and entrepreneur who founded The Impact Seat. The rest will be raised through matching funds.