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Israel Creates Arab Scholarship Program

November 6, 2013


Jewish and Arab students strike together in sympathy with the junior staff of Israel’s Tel Aviv University.

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.”  (Leviticus 19:18)

To help increase the numbers of Arab students in disciplines in which they are underrepresented, the Israeli government has launched a scholarship program geared to help Arab students.

The program, which will award 650 scholarships annually, in the amount of NIS 10,000 ($2,840), beginning with the current academic year is expected to distribute grants totaling NIS 300 million ($85 million) over the next 6 years.

It is a joint initiative involving the Council for Higher Education, the Prime Minister’s Economic Development Authority for the Arab sector, the government Lottery, and several foreign philanthropic organizations.  (JPost)

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