In light of the security situation in Sderot and the Gaza perimeter, the Jewish Agency is giving $1.7 in scholarships to the Sapir College in Sderot. The scholarships of $1000 each will be given to 1,700 students studying at the college. The funds were raised by the UJC.

This significant assistance for the college will help Sapir continue to function and grow. The scholarships will be available in the coming weeks to students currently enrolled.

Hundreds of students receiving scholarships are also involved with volunteer work in the local community, particularly assisting children and young people.

According to JAFI Chairperson Zeev Bielski

“the best answer to the murderous attacks on the college is to support the college by providing an incentive for students to continue studying there. The Jewish Agency and the donors abroad will continue to invest in the area in order to fortify the resolve of the residents, ease their conditions and encourage growth and development.”

Be sure to also check out the UJC’s blog, Voices from Sderot.