It was so nice to meet you when you visited campus a short time ago!
I wanted to put in writing how much I appreciate the scholarship which you are providing for me and my twin sister, Esther, for the 2018-19 academic year. Coming from my large family of seven brothers and sisters, your financial support is so important to my success.
As you know, I am a graduate student in Biotechnology in the Faculty of Life Sciences. I am in a special program for honors students which allows me to complete a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just four years. My twin sister, Esther, is also in this program.
It is amazing to me that I am doing my research in the laboratory of one of the most celebrated Israeli biologists and perhaps the most celebrated Israeli woman in biology, Bar-Ilan’s Vice President of Research and Development, Professor Shulamit Michaeli. The lab is dedicated to the study of RNA and molecular parasitology. My work focuses on the proteins that regulate RNA and gene expression. I really enjoy the research and study a great deal.
I thank you very much for this scholarship. Students in the sciences have practically no time to work, so this is a huge help financially. It is also very encouraging to find that there are people who want to help. Knowing that some of my education costs will be covered by your gift is a great feeling and meeting you in person makes it even more special.
You should know that you are making a difference not only in my life, but I hope also in the lives of many people who will someday be in a better situation because of my research.
With gratitude and appreciation,
My name is OH and I am 41 years old. I am planning to get married soon and one day have children, with G-d’s help. I have two younger brothers, both of whom are married and have kids. As a family, we have lived in Lod for most of our lives.
I am a social worker and social work graduate student, studying community and organizational development, on a research track at Bar-Ilan University. I would like to thank the Dahan foundation from the bottom of my heart for the scholarship I received. It has helped me significantly with paying for my studies.
As part of my work as a community social worker, I coordinate absorption and integration for new olim, immigrants to the State of Israel, in the city of Lod. I conduct group and community activities for all immigrants, but especially those from Ethiopia and the Former Soviet Union. I really like my work and see it as my mission, because I am also a member of an immigrant family who moved from India in the early 1960s.
My parents immigrated to Israel as small children with their families for Zionistic reasons. They settled in immigrant absorption camps in Lod and Ashdod and experienced firsthand the building and development of the Land. After they got married, they settled in Lod. My father is now retired and worked as a civilian employee on an IDF military base. My mother is also retired and worked in soldering.
A few months ago, I moved to Ness Ziona. It was a difficult move as it meant being far away from my hometown and family who I am very close to.
I have loved studying, enriching my knowledge, and learning new things my whole life, because it helps me to expand my horizons. I also like to travel in Israel and around the world so I can get to know new places and connect with other people.
In high school I focused on subjects like literature, Bible, English (5 matriculation units), and combined my studies with theater, which always fascinated me. I also really enjoyed French, because I enjoy learning new languages and the French language has a special charm that makes it sound exciting.
This kind of excitement is also how I approach my master’s degree studies. I am on a thesis track and want to develop my social work skills, because this field is important for both family and community welfare.
Your scholarship helps me a lot because my salary is not particularly high. In addition, I am paying my rent and living expenses on my own. Tuition is difficult for me, so your assistance is very welcome.
I want to thank you again for the help you gave me. I do not take for granted that you are not only raising the level of education in the State of Israel, but helping students experiencing financial distress.
May you always be able to give and reap the rewards of your gifts.
With warm regards,
My name is D.D, I am 23 years old, and I was born in Ashkelon. My mother Miri is 49, and a factory bookkeeper. My dad David, is 51 and a taxi driver. I have three brothers; Guy is 21 and recently discharged from the army, Tomer is 17 and a student, and Noa is 13 and a student. I am in school full time and do not work.
I am in my first year of my bachelors in computer science. In high school I completed 10 points (based on the Israeli matriculation system) computer science, my major, and 5 points each of math, physics, and English. My hobbies are reading, sports, and cooking.
I would like to thank the Dahan Foundation for the scholarship I received. This scholarship, especially during this Corona period, when school takes place at home and the entire population’s financial conditions are destroyed, especially for my family, is a great help. It has allowed me and my family some breathing room during this difficult time.
Your support will help me greatly in funding my second year, as my parents will not be able to financially support my education. I thank you very much for your kind contribution,