Every year, the American Friends of Ariel provides scholarships for residents of Ariel who study for their bachelor degrees nationwide. The scholarship committee requires and reviews basic criteria such as residency of at least 5 years in Ariel, personal need for financial aid and a genuine will to give back to the city. This year 15 students received scholarships after completing volunteer work in Ariel's Department of Education and in other community projects.
The scholarship ceremony took place in the Mayor’s Chambers on June 16, 2011. Avi Zimmerman, Executive Director of American Friends of Ariel, Eli Gilad, Director of the Social Services Department and Sarah Pereh, Director of the Department of Education each addressed the group briefly.
Mayor Ron Nachman added an important personal tone to this special evening. He addressed each of the students personally, with some food for thought as they pursue their academic studies. Before presenting each of the students with their scholarship, Mayor Nachman invited our young professional-to-be to consider contributing their professional talents to the City of Ariel by assuming positions in the city upon the completion of their studies.
May each and every one of our students succeed during the course of their studies, and beyond.
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