Starting from Scratch at TAU’s Lowy International School
TAU Emergency Fellowship Fund for Ukrainian Graduate Students
Tim Kogan is a new oleh from the now-war-ravaged town of Donetsk, Ukraine, attending TAU’s Sofaer Global MBA program thanks to University scholarships for Ukrainian students.
Tim fled Ukraine for Israel with his wife and three daughters just before the war broke out. His background is in investment banking and entrepreneurship, and the MBA is actually his second graduate degree. He has over 15 years of experience in the Ukrainian investment world, but “when the war started my career and professional relationships got sidelined,” says Tim.
However, Tim says the thing he’s proudest of is his family: his daughters bring him great joy and have kept his hope alive. It was his love for them which, in a twist of fate, brought him to Israel.
“Overcoming the Most Difficult Year of My Life”
The Lois and Martin Whitman Scholarship Fund promoting the academic mobility and development of Arab students
When Weaam Asli, a recent Tel Aviv University biology graduate, was in her second year of studies she almost dropped out. The scholarship she received from the Whitman Scholarship Fund was the only thing that kept her afloat during COVID-19 job closures and family health problems.
Asli comes from Arraba, a small Arab town in the north of Israel. She is the third oldest out of five brothers and sisters. All her siblings have pursued or are on the path to entering higher education, which the family has always made a priority. However, in 2020, when Asli was a second-year TAU student, the odds lined up harshly against her ability to stay in school.
Dr. Tomer Langberg
At the Vanguard of Global Brain Research
Canadian Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Family Foundation
From the Patriarch to the Mossad: Learning About Israel on the Inside
TAU’s International MA in Security and Diplomacy
Greek student Athanasios Katsikidis pursues his passion for reporting in Israel.
What do a former prime minister, a Greek Holocaust survivor and a retired spy chief have in common? Besides living in Israel, they have all been interviewed by one passionate TAU International student from Greece, Athanasios Katsikidis.
Bat El Bogala
Combating Stigmas, Helping Others Thrive
The Thérèse and André Harari Foundation funds a program
Scholarship helps psychology student pursue dream of treating mental health among Ethiopian Israelis. Coming from the Israeli-Ethiopian community, TAU student Bat El Bogala is intimately familiar with the challenges surrounding mental health care among its population.
Ana Letícia Araújo
From City of God to the Holy Land
TAU International’s BA in Liberal Arts program
Brazilian student will apply TAU expertise in social innovation to empower youth in her impoverished hometown.
As a girl, TAU scholarship student Ana Letícia Araújo would accompany her mother from their favela in Rio de Janeiro to her job as a housekeeper in an affluent neighborhood. Her mother’s employer was an esteemed university professor, and Araújo marveled at how the professora and her children spoke English and travelled abroad to pursue their education.
Hodaya Levy Rublin
Nursing People through Hard Times
Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions
Tami Fund Scholarship gives TAU student Hodaya Levy Rublin the chance to follow her dream.
As a teenager, Hodaya Levy Rublin fell in love with the nursing profession when she volunteered at a children’s hospital. Watching the nurses work mesmerized her. She knew then that she wanted to be like them. The Tami Fund Scholarship she received for studies at TAU’s Steyer School of Health Professions has been an indispensable element of her journey.
The Business of Balagan: Global MBA Propels Student’s Career
Sofaer Global MBA program
A TAU scholarship helped Eitan Rozen secure an international degree—and job.After three years working at a global consultancy firm in his native Mexico, Eitan Rozen knew he wanted to pursue graduate studies abroad, but Israel wasn’t an obvious choice.
From EMT to MIT: Shai Zilberzwige-Tal’s Fast-Track Journey in Life Sciences
TAU’s Smolarz Graduate School
Scholarship helps outstanding student follow her dreams.
When Shai Zilberzwige-Tal completed her army service, during which she was an emergency medical technician (EMT) stationed along the Gaza Strip, she knew she wanted to learn more about helping people combat disease. Now, eight years later, she’s getting ready to travel to Boston, with a PhD, two kids, and a husband in tow, to begin a post-doctoral position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in cell biology.
Wudnesh Wolde Giorgis
Forging a Brighter Future through Caring
Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions
Motivated by scholarship for Israeli-Ethiopian students, TAU nursing undergrad aims to advance society through healthcare, academia and philanthropy.
In both her professional and personal ambitions, Tel Aviv University nursing student Wudnesh Wolde Giorgis is driven by a passion for helping others and especially those in need.
Daniel Ben Zeev
An Unexpected Fit: From Yeshiva to TAU Law School
Buchmann Faculty of Law
Daniel Ben Zeev forged a unique path to become a student at Tel Aviv University’s (TAU) Buchmann Faculty of Law. Daniel grew up in an ultra-Orthodox family in Bnei Brak, home to several of Israel’s largest and strictest religious communities. He received a traditional religious education, in an all-boy segregated school system of yeshivas, focused on religious studies and not on secular subjects.
A Rising Star in STEM and Social Engagement
Schulich Leader Scholarships program
Kochava Pavlov, an undergraduate student at Tel Aviv University (TAU), has always loved learning, but for many years she didn’t believe she would be part of academia because she couldn’t afford it or wasn’t qualified.
Mexican Archaeologist Aspires to Bridge Countries, Cultures
Ancient Israel Studies at TAU International
As an undergraduate student in her native Mexico, Andrea Garza first visited Israel as a volunteer on an archaeological excavation after finishing her BA in archaeology in Mexico.
“I was impressed by the methodologies and the way they research,” says Garza. That experience planted the seed for pursuing an advanced degree in the field a decade later.