April 6, 2017-On January 16, 2017, Mort Zuckerman was honored at the residence of Reuven Rivlin, the president of Israel, for his $100 million initiative to provide scholarships to the next generation of STEM leaders in the United States and Israel.

The STEM program launch event was held on the same day at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where Mr. Zuckerman was lauded for his vision, leadership and support in establishing the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program.