Ono Academic College

Amount: 
$75,000
Year: 
2010
Field of Interest: 
Economic Development
Program Name: 
Scholarship Program for Ultra-Orthodox Women
Grant Type: 
Israel
Organization Description: 

Established in 1995 in Kiryat Ono, Ono Academic College (OAC) is a private academic institution for higher education.  It aims to provide academic and professional opportunities to underserved sectors of the population and to integrate graduates directly into the labor market.  Ono College offers undergraduate degrees in law and health professions, as well as undergraduate and master's degrees in business administration. More than 8,500 students are currently enrolled. 

Grant Purpose: 

Provide scholarship support and job placement assistance to help approximately 60 ultra-orthodox women who study at one of Ono College's Haredi campuses to acquire the education and skills needed to attain jobs and no longer be economically dependent on the Israeli government.