About Walter Haas & Daniel Koshland
Walter A. Haas, Sr. and Daniel E. Koshland, Sr., both native Californians,
earned Bachelor's Degrees in Economics from the University of California,
Berkeley. Both were awarded honorary degrees by their Alma Mater.
These men were actively involved in the management of Levi Strauss
& Co. and were personally responsible for the company's success
and for the sensitivity and understanding for which the company
is famous in the treatment of its employees.
Their dedication to their community inspired deep involvement in
numerous civic and philanthropic organizations and their life-long
interest in quality education and young people, in particular, made
them well-known and well-respected in the Bay Area and throughout
the world. A great deal of their time, dedication and generosity
was directed toward the intellectual, medical and social betterment
of the community.
About the Haas/Koshland Memorial Award
Each year, the Jewish Community Endowment Fund invites students
to apply for the Haas/Koshland Memorial Award. The grant, which
is given annually by the descendents of Walter A. Haas, Sr. and
Daniel E. Koshland, Sr., funds a year of study and personal development
in Israel. This past summer the Haas/Koshland Memorial Award brought together 27 years of past winners to reunite with the Haas and Koshland families. Please visit the reunion site to read more.
All interested students from or attending school in the San Francisco Bay Area, from the sophomore year of undergraduate studies through graduate school, who wish to broaden their personal and/or academic life.
Applications are due by February 1 every year. You may apply online here.
Additional information is available here.