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    US Jewry helps fund reservists scholarships Natasha Mozgovia 09.13.06 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3303294,00.html Donations collected by United
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      US Jewry helps fund reservists' scholarships
      Natasha Mozgovia
      09.13.06
      http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3303294,00.html


      Donations collected by United Jewish Communities in N. America to be
      granted to Israeli students called up for reserve service during war.
      Agency's chairman: 'scholarships ease financial burden on students who
      didn't have chance to work'.

      Good news for the thousands of students who were called up for reserve
      service during the war in Lebanon this summer and missed the
      opportunity to work and save up for the coming year.The Jewish Agency
      for Israel will grant them scholarships amounting to up to 50 percent
      of their tuition fee, in a bid to ease the financial burden in the
      upcoming year.

      The NIS 26 million (USD 6 million) aid package was made possible
      thanks to donations collected by the United Jewish Communities (UJC)
      in North America. The special assistance will be given to B.A, or M.A.
      students who attend academic institutions recognized by the Israeli
      Higher Education Council.

      Each student will be granted several thousand shekels, depending on
      the length of period he served in the reserves this summer. Students
      who attend colleges in northern Israel will also be eligible for a
      special bonus.

      Students who were called up during the war and are new immigrants will
      be granted a full scholarship.

      Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Zeev Bielski, said that the
      scholarships were aimed at alleviating the financial pressure on
      students who took part in the fighting during the summer months and
      were unable to work and save money for the school year to come.

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