In the wake of COVID-19, countless of Tel Aviv University (TAU) students, from low-income and underrepresented groups, are at risk of dropping out because of financial difficulties. Lost jobs as well as the need to provide extra support to their families have compounded these students’ already enormous challenge of financing studies.
“I am grateful for the scholarship I received – “Thank You” are just two small words but in this case – they have great meaning”.
“My original plan was to study law at Tel Aviv University”, but due to financial struggles Melisa could not attend. However, today, Melisa “couldn’t be more thankful: A TAU scholarship has given me the chance to pursue a degree I have longed for several years… I am eager to join the human rights and housing clinics at our law faculty and help others in their fight for justice.”
“I wish to take this opportunity to give my thanks to the wonderful team of Admas Program For Students Of The Ethiopian Community; every time a problem arises, I always receive a quick response, warm and supportive. It is not taken for granted that in a big system such as the university there is a program that truly sees you”
“I was called up by the army to work in a corona testing lab and had to juggle hospital work with studies. I will get thrown out of my dorm room if I don’t get help with rent which is a shame because I’m a good student and a good soldier. My parents, both ill and disabled, cannot help me financially.”
“We’re 7 in one household with one income, and our house burned down last December. I found accommodation at the dorms but due to coronavirus I can’t work, I can’t pay rent, I can’t help my parents and I also have no home to go back to until my family gets back on its feet.”