The Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization Academic Scholarships Project
Many soldiers who were wounded during their service found their dreams and plans suddenly shattered. The need to support and assist them in finding a new direction has become the highest priority in their rehabilitation process.
For many of the war disabled, developing their academic skills and supporting them during their academic studies will enable them to obtain an education and provide them with the necessary tools to regain confidence and belief in their own ability to face the challenge of a new life.
Applications for scholarship for academic studies are sent to the scholarship committee once a year for each completed academic year.
In 2015-16 415 Academic Scholarship were handed out totaling some $580,000 USD to Zahal Disabled Veterans.
The amount of the scholarship (between US$1,000-1,500) depends on the disabled veteran's disability and socio economic situation coupled with the amount he has paid.
We hope, with the great help of donors and Friends' organizations, to go on assisting our members through this important project.
Each of the scholarship recipients receives the donor's name and any further information the donor wishes to provide and many of them send a personal thank you letter.
The donor receives the full details of the scholarship recipient (name of the University, faculty, which year and the amount given). Donors are invited to attend the scholarship distribution ceremony and to personally hand out their donated scholarship to the recipients.