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First-Year Undergraduate in Physics
"My scholarship gives me peace of mind ..."
Moaz put his family first. Despite top grades on his entrance exams, it was unlikely he'd ever realize his dream of studying Physics at a university. His mother supported her four sons as a teacher, barely making ends meet.
After Army service, Moaz went abroad to earn money for tuition. But when he returned, "I saw how dire my mother's situation was and gave the family my earnings," he recalls.
The scholarship that TAU awarded him "gives me peace of mind. It goes directly toward my tuition without me having to worry about it," he says.
"I didn't want my difficult situation to prevent me from getting a higher education — something my mother taught me to value. I'm grateful I'll have the tools and knowledge to succeed."
First-Year Master's Student in Nursing
"Financial assistance expanded my horizons ..."
Violetta's parents are doctors — but her choice of medical career was very much her own. After emigrating from Uzbekistan, she earned a nursing degree at TAU.
Then, she says, "Research grabbed me. I liked combining the practical world of nursing with clinical studies." Recognizing Violetta's top grades and passion for healthcare, TAU granted her a research scholarship for master’s study.
"Of course it helped financially, but most important, it expanded my research possibilities," she says. "It let me probe why Israeli nurses are more unhealthy than the general population, and to publish in an international medical journal."
Her scholarship also helped expand her dreams. "I hope to start a doctorate next," she says.
Second-Year Medical Student
"The fellowship gives me room to breathe ..."
Tal's family has been devastated by illness. His mother is totally disabled by Parkinson's disease so his father must be her full-time caregiver.
"The scholarship I receive gives me room to breathe," Tal says. "I really wouldn't be here without it."
For supplemental income and to help his parents, he works night shifts in a rehabilitative hospital for trauma victims. "Each scholarship payment means fewer nightshifts for me, more sleep, and better exam results," he says.
Tal's excellent grades are a good sign that he'll realize his goal of becoming a pediatrician. "Once I'm able to, I would love to help other students like the generous people who have helped me," he says.
First-Year Doctoral Student in Engineering
"My scholarship encouraged me to stay in academia ..."
A gifted scientist, Yelena left Kiev "to advance both spiritually and economically."
Yelena's research focuses on fluid mechanics and heat transfer — and could have significant implications for airplane design, medical applications, and even manipulating the weather.
Without the scholarship she receives, she would only be able to conduct her research at night — a daunting and discouraging prospect.
"The high salaries and working conditions that jobs in industry and high-tech can offer talented researchers are very tempting," she says, "but scholarships encourage us to remain in academia and advance global industry from here."