In general, the address for applying for aid scholarships is the Financial Aid University’s Office, which deals with undergraduate scholarships.
The School has at its disposal several scholarships for undergraduate students, whose conditions are detailed below regarding each scholarship. Announcements of the deadlines for applying for scholarships will be posted at a date close to that at which the scholarships are transferred. Decisions as to the scholarship recipients are made by the School’s scholarship committee.
Moshe Abutbul Scholarship for a resident of the periphery or a distressed neighborhood; preference for residents of Kiryat Gat
A scholarship funded by the Moshe Abutbul Foundation will be given to an undergraduate student at the School, resident in the periphery or a distressed neighborhood with preference for residents of Kiryat Gat, on condition that the student commits to working for pay on topics of social marginality after completing his/her studies.
Tzipora Boomstein Foundation scholarship for students from development areas/towns
A scholarship funded by the Tzipora Boomstein z”l Foundation will be given to an undergraduate student at the School, based on his/her financial needs and commitment to working with populations in needy areas (e.g. cities in the periphery, distressed neighborhoods, at-risk populations in need). Second- and third-year students may apply for this scholarship.
Louis Horowitz Fund scholarships for community work
The Louis Horowitz Scholarship Fund was established by Joint-Israel in memory of the late Mr Louis Horowitz, who was active in developing social work inside and outside Israel. The Fund’s monies are intended to reward excellence in community work and to encourage leadership in this field. Third-year students in the community social work track, who are registered full-time with good grades in both theoretical courses and practical training, may apply for this scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to a number of excellent students who are committed to careers in community work.
Financial aid from the Chana Perry Fund
The fund is intended for students whose economic situation justifies financial aid, but who do not fulfil the formal criteria for applying for other scholarships or to the Financial Aid Office (e.g. part-time students, fourth-year undergraduate students, current social work students who previously completed an undergraduate degree at the Hebrew University, etc.). The annual Chana Perry Scholarship will be awarded to a worthy student in need of financial aid, chosen by the School’s scholarship committee. The scholarship was donated by the late Mr Efraim Perry in memory of his wife Chana, who was a social worker at the Malben program for new immigrants in Jerusalem.
Every year, the school awards prizes to outstanding undergraduate students who have shown an exceptional level of commitment and achievement in their professional training and/or academic courses. The prizes will be given to candidates recommended by teachers/counsellors/the student council, who have been found worthy of receiving them by the School’s prize committee.
The annual prize in social work in memory of Rachel Reichman (Freidenberg) is awarded to a student or group of students at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare who have excelled in their activity in the field of individual therapy (in writing or in practice), or in providing help that improved people’s welfare.
The prize is awarded to honor the memory of the late Rachel Reichman (Freidenberg), an alumna of the School and students’ counsellor, due to her interest in therapeutic work, and it is intended to encourage students to continue being active and showing initiative and innovation in their work with and for people in distress.
The annual prize in social work in memory of Ruth Lachman-Davis is awarded to a student at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare whose achievements in the field of his/her professional training, volunteering, or academics, are outstanding.
The prize is awarded to honor the memory of the late Ruth Lachman-Davis, a students’ counsellor, who after training in the United States, became one of the first social workers and mental health officers in the country.
To the extent possible, the prize will be awarded to a student who has contributed to the fields of children, youth and families in general (and foster families in particular), which were the fields in which the late Ruth Lachman-Davis worked.
The prize in social work in memory of Pnina Levy is awarded to a disabled student at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, who has excelled in his/her studies and/or shown original thought and excelled in activity on behalf of the individual.
The prize is awarded to honor the memory of the late Pnina Levy, a students’ counsellor who worked for many years at the Students’ Guidance Service, a woman who loved people and was attentive to their needs and distress. The prize is awarded to encourage students to develop sensitivity and original thought when treating people.
The annual prize in social work in memory of Ziva Strauss is awarded for work in the field of mental health. The prize is awarded to encourage care for the welfare and rehabilitation of patients, while showing initiative, innovation, and integration in inter-team work. The prize is awarded for direct work with clients, and for organizational or academic contributions.
The prize is awarded to honor the memory of the late Ziva Strauss, an alumna of the School, who worked at the Swedish Village providing individual therapy for the mentally disabled and at Kfar Shaul in a number of positions, including deputy manager of social services, and as a students’ counsellor. In her work Ziva Strauss combined individual therapy, academic work and the development of experimental projects in social work.