Following the lead of five other Israeli institutions of higher learning, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa this week said it will provide assistance of NIS 6,000 (~$1,564) to students who were mobilized by an emergency call-up. The grant is intended for tuition fees, dormitory rent, and other tuition-related payments, it said.

“A total of 2,500 students left everything behind and were mobilized by an emergency call-up order to ensure our right to a life of security and tranquility in this country,” Technion President Prof. Uri Sivan said. “It’s important that each and every one of them knows that the entire Technion community is mobilized and harnessed for their sake. For their benefit, we established a special assistance fund together with friends of the Technion in Israel and around the world, and today we announce that each of them will receive a grant of NIS 6,000.

“This assistance, which adds to a series of support measures we have already taken, will provide them with a financial envelope and some peace of mind during these tumultuous days. Also, from an academic standpoint, we are preparing to make their return to campus studies as smooth as possible. We are very proud of you, our reserve soldiers. We trust you and look forward to your safe return home.”

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