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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
This year, we have something very special to celebrate; TAU Canada’s 50th Anniversary. We have so many reasons to be thankful, from the people who have shaped our success to the events that have powered our growth and the numerous remarkable achievements that pave the way to a prosperous future. Our donors, students, staff, volunteers, and so many others have contributed to making TAU Canada exceptional. Thank you all for making the last five decades incredible!
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