A program by the IDF, the Division and Fund for Discharged Soldiers, and “United for Israel’s Soldiers,” which grants funding every year for annual tuition fees. This assistance is given to combat soldiers who were recruited (day of enlistment) starting 1 July 2013 and on, have duly completed their service, and hold a certificate of discharge (gold/silver/bronze), from each of the following groups: people entitled to receive family payments (tashlumey mishpacha) – parents, lone soldiers, new immigrants (Olim), and minorities.
A scholarship given to soldiers discharged less than 5 years prior to the scholarship, and have used a relative part of their personal deposit from the Guidance Fund for Discharged Soldiers. The fund offers assistance programs for students of Ethiopian heritage, Haredis, students living geographical peripheries, minorities, and lone soldiers.
Scholarship amount up to ILS 5,500
Registration period: September-December
A scholarship for combat/combat service support soldiers, up to the rank of captain and up to three years of standing army service, who have duly completed their service, from families with low social-economic status, except for lone soldiers who immigrated to Israel by themselves. The student’s studies must begin within five years of discharge from the IDF. The student must begin your first or second school year this October. The scholarship student will be obligated to contribute 130 of community volunteer work during each school year, and to keep in touch with the donor abroad sponsoring their scholarship.
The scholarship amount: $4,000 for each school year, up to four school years.
Registration period: March – May
The fund grants university scholarships and living expenses to former soldiers recognized as “lone soldiers” during their IDF service. The fund only grants scholarships to students who have duly completed their full military service, and are beginning their studies up to two years of their discharge. In return for the scholarship, the student will be required to participate in 130 hours of community activity, send a letter to the donor, and participate in the fund’s events.
The scholarship amount: the scholarship includes a university scholarship and living expenses.
Registration period: March
For students who are disabled veterans with permanent degrees of disability, who are members of the organization, and are not receiving full funding of their tuition fees from the Ministry of Defense.
Scholarship amount: ILS 5,000.
Registration period: each year between January and June
The scholarship is intended for bereaved siblings whose brothers or sisters have died in Israel’s wars, and whose parents are members of Yad LaBanim organization. In order to submit an application for this scholarship, the bereaved family must be a member of the organization for at least one year prior to the date of submission.
This fund provides financial assistance to students who comply with the following criteria: first generation students in higher education in Israel (both parents have no academic degrees), and new immigrants (Olim). Students who duly completed their IDF service or volunteered for National Service. Students who are not receiving/will not receive an additional university scholarship exceeding 50% of the tuition fee. Students from low social-economic status. The students must submit their application prior to the beginning to the first school year.
The scholarship amount: ILS 10,000.
Registration period: March
The Division and Fund for Discharged Soldiers manage various university and personal assistance scholarship allotments through donations and private entities
This scholarship is intended for students from the Navy combat alignment who are released no more than two years. Preference is provided for students from limited resources families. During the school year, the scholars will be active in community activity with a scope of 60 hours.
The scholarship size varies following the Committee’s decision. Application date: It is possible to apply for assistance during the entire year.