February 6, 2007 / 18 Shevat 5767
Today, at Tel-Hai College, the Scholarships Will be Awarded to About 600 of These Students
5017 students, who are studying at institutions of higher learning in Israel’s north, are to receive in the coming days special tuition scholarships from the Jewish Agency within the framework of the campaign to reduce registration gaps caused by the war.
Before the campaign began the academic institutions reported registration gaps of up to 50%. Based on this information, the Jewish Agency together with the United Jewish Communities of North America and Keren HaYesod decided on a special project to award scholarships to students studying in northern colleges and particularly to those who arrived from Central Israel.
Current reports indicate that the gaps at the institutions of higher learning in the North are being remedied thanks to an increase of 5017 students. The Jewish Agency has invested a total of about 20 million shekels in the project. Today the Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Zeev Bielski, is awarding tuition scholarships to about 600 of these students at Tel-Hai College.
In return for the scholarship, the students will be obligated to perform volunteer work in the community. The Chairman of the Jewish Agency, said Bielski, said that “the young students will make a significant contribution to the development of the northern communities”.
The award of the scholarships at Tel-Hai College with the attendance of the Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Zeev Bielski, will take place today, February 6, between the hours of 16:30 - 18:00.
You are invited to cover the event
For further details:
Hagit Haleli, spokesperson for the Israeli media, the Jewish Agency, 052-3467053