Arab and Jewish Leaders in Chicago Launch Arab Student Scholarship Fund at the University of Haifa

Chicago Arab Scholarsip Launch Event Photo

University of Haifa President Amos Shapira (fourth from left) was on hand for a groundbreaking meeting this Spring at the home of Ali Ata (right) in Chicago to launch the Arab Student Scholarship Fund at the University of Haifa, which will be jointly funded by Arab and Jewish philanthropists and leaders.

Arab and Jewish donors in Chicago have launched a pioneering scholarship fund designed to support Israeli Arab students at the University of Haifa in Israel.

Under the leadership of Ali Ata and Talat Othman, a committed group of supporters has raised nearly $100,000 in the past few months from a variety of Chicago area benefactors.

The University of Haifa has the most diverse student body of any university in Israel, with Arab students comprising 33% of undergraduate students. The new Arab Student Scholarship Fund will enable the University to provide much needed financial aid to Israeli Arab students, enabling them to enjoy the benefits of a university education.

For more information about the Fund please contact Julie Reeder, Midwest Director, at or 312.543.4904.

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