AACI-UIA Canada Scholarship Fund
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: Who is eligible to be awarded the Scholarship?
A: Canadian/Israeli citizens (dual citizens) who are presently enrolled towards a Bachelors degree in a recognized university or college in Israel.
Q: What are the criteria I have to meet for the Scholarship?
- Application form completed in full
- Proof of Israeli and Canadian Citizenship
- Proof of completion of army service or sherut leumi
- Letter of accceptance into a recognized institution of higher education in Israel
- Proof of payment of tuition
- Proof of volunteer work in the framework of “Perach” or a similar community based program.
Q: What size should my documents be when sending through email?
A: Documents should be scanned with a resolution dpi of 75 or less. Before scanning the documents go to the preset options then advanced scan settings and change from 300 to the size requested. When sending a jpeg reduce the size to 800x600. Files may be sent in PDF format as long as the size is reduced. Do not send files saved as specialized files extensions such as .psd o jpeg. All Word documents must be saved as Word 2007 or 2010.
Q: What is the deadline for the Scholarship application?
A: Applications will begin to be accepted starting Thursday, September 1, 2016.
Submission deadline is Sunday November 30th, 2016.
Q: Is the Scholarship only for students who have both Israeli and Canadian citizenships? Can a Canadian student who did not make Aliyah yet (student visa) qualify for this scholarship?
A: The Scholarship is for Canadian/Israeli citizens. You have to be a citizen of both countries, so it will not be relevant for those with student visas.
Q: What kind of proof do I need to show Canadian citizenship? If I was born to parents with Canadian citizenship, will that qualify me for the scholarship?
A: Proof of Canadian citizenship is either a passport or a birth certificate. If you are born in Israel to Canadian parents, they must have registered you with the Canadian government and you must provide documentation..
Q: What if I'm a New Oleh?
A: Olim who made aliyah within the last 5 years will be eligible for a larger sum.
Q: If I postponed army service (atudat olim/ bnei mehagrim) - do I qualify? Is a valid tzav giyus, okay?
A: A valid tzav giyus, or documented valid reason you did not serve (postponed, released due to health issues, made Aliyah at an age where you weren't drafted, etc) is acceptable.
Q: How do you expect students to volunteer in return for the Canadian Scholarship? What kind of volunteer work qualifies? How many hours?
A: We require documentation proof from Perach that you are registered and fulfilling their requirements. Your Perach volunteer work must be in the current Academic year beginning October 2016 through end of school year 2017
Q: If I received the scholarship in a previous year, am I eligible to reapply?
A: Yes, however priority will be given to new applicants
** This is the only valid information for the current academic year 2016-2017.