Jewish federations of Canada - UIA offers several scholarships that provide a range of educational opportunities throughout Israel, enabling young adults to study at academic institutions across the country. Scholarships are mainly given to students who are residents of areas of the social periphery of Israel – in particular the northernmost and southernmost regions – providing young adults with the opportunity to achieve professional and financial stability. Areas of the social periphery benefit from this arrangement when, as often is the case, these educated graduates decide to remain in their home town, consequently making a positive economic and social impact on their local communities.
Jewish federations of Canada - UIA established a scholarship committee with professional members of the Israel Residents Committee (IRC) that determines the appropriate distribution of scholarship funds. Members meet regularly, and guidelines are created to respond to the changing needs of the student population and availability of funds.
Most scholarships require recipients to participate in community service which strengthens their bond with the region and its population. All in all these funds help impact not only the student’s lives, but also the lives of fellow community residents.
Jewish federations of Canada - UIA’s regional scholarships include:
Metulla and the Galilee Panhandle
The Rabinovitch Family Scholarship Fund was established in Montreal in 1996 in order to encourage students from Metulla to learn medicine - a crucial step in strengthening the population of Israel’s north. The fund awards annual grants to Israeli students from Metulla and the Galilee Panhandle studying a range of subjects in institutions of higher learning, primarily medicine.
The Rabinovitch Family Scholarship Fund led to the creation of a fund-matching program with the city council of Metulla and has helped numerous students follow their dreams and pursue studies in medicine.
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto invests in scholarships to support academic growth in its partnership region of Eilat-Eilot. The scholarships, targeted to both local residents and incoming students who relocate to the region to study, are primarily earmarked for studies at the Ben-Gurion University campus in Eilat.
The Morris P. Pulver Fund provides students and researchers in the Eilot-Eilot region with scholarships and research grants in order to develop human capital, strengthen academia in this region and attract young people to Israel’s south in order to build their lives there.
In addition to providing scholarships and grants in this region, Jewish federations of Canada - UIA has invested in building dormitories.
Northern Border (Confrontation Line)
The Norman and Barbara Newman Scholarship Fund, established in Halifax in 1994, provides aid to high-school graduates who live and study along the northern border of Israel.
The Or Yehuda Fund enables students from this development town in central Israel the opportunity to study a range of subjects, from medicine and agriculture to science and technology at local universities. Many recipients of this scholarship have been Ethiopian immigrants whom this fund has helped receive higher education and improve their socioeconomic standing.
Scholarships for Canadian Students in Israel
AACI and UIAC are pleased to announce a new scholarship fund for Canadian citizens studying towards their Bachelors Degree in Israel.
Each student is eligible to receive up to 3,000 NIS. New immigrants (who made aliyah within the past five years) are eligible to receive an additional 1,500 NIS.
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