"I came from a very traditional family from Sderot. According to the rules of tradition, I was supposed to get married at the age of 18 and give birth, but I chose a different path. I enlisted in the army, and slowly disconnected from my family.
As a resident of Sderot I felt I had to enlist and do something significant for the army that had protected me for many years from missiles and Qassams. My second dream was to study law and thanks to the "Uniform to University" program I will soon be a lawyer. This program undoubtedly changed my life and helped me to continue to develop myself and rise above despite the many bumps in my life.
I will take your donation and return it to the country when the time comes when I will have the opportunity to contribute further, also in deeds."
A. is one of tens of thousands of scholarships whose lives have changed as a result of the "Uniform to University" program.
In 2016, the then Chief of Staff, Lt. Col. Gadi Eisenkot, announced a new program for discharged soldiers called "Uniform to University", in which every combatant and soldiers belonging to a special population: new immigrants, lone soldiers, eligible due to socioeconomic status and minorities who enlisted proper and complete, will be eligible to receive financial assistance for academic or professional degree studies. The discharged soldiers receive the scholarship directly into their deposit account.
Higher education makes the citizens of the country better. It makes young people realize themselves, earn more, train themselves in a prestigious profession, and thus become better citizens. Undoubtedly, the "Uniform to University" program is changing the face of society.
Do you also want to take part in changing the face of our society and support scholarships for IDF soldiers?