Do you have what it takes to be a Yoni Jesner Scholar?


Yoni Jesner Scholarship

Yoni Jesner Scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals who can demonstrate a special kind of activism within their community and evidence of excellence. We are looking for outstanding young people who, like Yoni, combine a love of humanity, a passion for Judaism and commitment to Israel with an open-minded and tolerant outlook. Yoni Jesner Scholarships are only awarded to students living in the UK. The scholarships are awarded on merit rather than needs based.

Yoni was spending his second gap year studying in Israel at the time of his death. The Yoni Jesner Scholarships aim to assist other students wishing to spend a year in Israel before commencing their university studies.

Scholarships will be provided for year-long structured educational programmes at yeshiva/seminary or on a Bnei Akiva programme that may include Jewish studies, study of Israel and culture and working with local communities.




Do you know a Jewish leader of the future?

Yoni Jesner Scholars are:

  • Passionate about everything they do
  • Selfless, warm and caring
  • Inspiring role models for others
  • Strong and independent
  • Live each moment to the full
  • Not afraid to challenge

 Click here to read about previous scholarship winners.