Tel Aviv University announces: 6,000 students called up to reserve duty will receive a second round of financial assistance – between 2,000 and 9,000 NIS, based on needs and the type and duration of service in the reserves.
As previously reported, when the war broke out TAU announced the first round of assistance – an immediate grant of 1,000 NIS for every student called up to reserve duty. In the second round TAU will considerably increase the grant:
- Every student called up to reserve duty will receive 2,000-6,000 NIS based on needs and the type and duration of service in the reserves.
- Combatants will receive a minimum of 3,000 NIS and up to 9,000 NIS.
- Students who live in the TAU dormitories and have been called up will be exempt from rent payments for October, November, and December.
In addition, TAU will offer dedicated grants to students who have not been recruited in several different situations: students encountering financial difficulties due to the war, and students personally injured or otherwise directly impacted, or whose families were directly affected by the hostilities. Hundreds of scholarships based on socioeconomic status will be offered to students residing in the dormitories who have not been called up, to help them pay the rent.
Data collected by the university indicate that about 6,000 TAU students have been called up since the beginning of the war. All will be awarded grants in appreciation for their service, and in the understanding that when they do come back, they will have to focus on their studies, with less time for earning a living.
The grants will be paid from the Emergency Fund established by TAU immediately after the war broke out, financed by the university’s donors.