NEW YORK (Sep. 8)
A $1,000,000 scholarship fund will be announced at a dinner here on November 2 sponsored by the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, it was reported here today.
Banjamin Abrams, president of the Emerson Radio and Phonograph Corporation for 43 years until his retirement last year, has accepted the chairmanship of the committee for the dinner. The event will launch a month-long series of events for the fund.
The fund, to be raised in New York, under Mr. Abram’s auspices, will provide scholarships of $2,500 for science graduate students in Israel and in the developing countries to study for Master’s and doctoral degrees at the Weizmann Institute Graduate School in Rehovot.
Mr. Abrams’ acceptance was announced at a luncheon today in his honor by Dewey D. Stone, chairman of the board of governors of the Weizmann Institute. Guests of honor at the November 2 dinner will be Lord Sieff of London, chairman of the board of Marks & Spencer of Britain, and Brig. Gen. David Sarnoff, chairman of the board of the Radio Corporation of America.