Newsletter 32 - February 2021

Feb 2021 , KHA Newsletter- Vol. 32        הרשמה לרשימת התפוצה בעברית
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Dear Friends and Alumni,
A  few weeks ago, Keren Hanan Aynor  celebrated its 27th anniversary  and Annual Scholarship Distribution Ceremony with a special evening of learning, celebration, inspirational speeches and donor recognition on zoom.  KHA is privileged and blessed to be  supporting 418 talented and motivated Ethiopian Israeli students receiving scholarships and fulfilling their dreams of achieving academic degrees. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued partnership and commitment to our vision!

2021 Statistics
This year Keren Hanan Aynor is supporting 418 talented students - a record number per year since its inception! 

71% women and 29% men
The scholarship recipients are enrolled in over 90 fields of study in 46 academic institutions throughout the country!

Did you know?
This year:
71% of our scholarship recipients are women!
36% are enrolled in Masters Degrees programs
53% are Ethiopian born
Our students range in age from 24-58
Our recipients are studying in 46 academic institutions across the country in over
90 fields of study

Feb 2021, KHA Newsletter- Vol. 32    הרשמה לרשימת התפוצה בעברית
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Our students write:
"I wanted to thank you for your generosity and support.  Knowing that Keren Aynor is behind me all the way helps me fulfill my dream of completing an academic degree. I'll be the first in my family to do so!"
S. A. , father of three, lives in Netanya, MBA

"I can't thank you enough for the scholarship and guidance. I'm motivated to succeed and have Keren Aynor to thank for it.  Your annual ceremony on zoom gave me hope and the desire to make change for me, my family and my community."
E. B. , single mother of two, lives in Bat Yam, Masters in Public Policy
Please help support our students.
Make a tax deductible gift today!
Feb 2021, KHA Newsletter- Vol. 32     הרשמה לרשימת התפוצה בעברית
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Special Thank You
We would like to extend our gratitude to the Weiss and Bitterman families for their amazing partnership in recent months!
Their generosity will help us support over 35 Ethiopian Israeli students in the 2021 academic year.
What's new at Keren Aynor?

*a new streamlined on line application system
  • According to the 2015 Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics Report, in 2014 there were 2,774 Ethiopian- Israelis enrolled in higher education as compared to 331,650 among the general population.  This represented 9% of the Ethiopian Israeli 20-29 population as compared to 24.7% of the general population.
  • The median age for an Ethiopian student studying for a first degree is slightly higher, 26.5, than among the general population at 25.5.
  • In the past 25 years, Keren Hanan Aynor has helped to close this education gap by distributing more than 3,900 scholarships and supporting more than 1,850 students
  • In the past 5 years, over 95% of Keren Hanan Aynor students have successfully completed the academic year.
  • In the past 10 years, Keren Hanan Aynor has turned away an average of 51% of qualified applicants due to lack of funds.  
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 “If it were not for the scholarship which Keren Hanan Aynor provided me, I would not have been able to fulfill my dream of studying and completing a degree.  You convinced me that there are good people out there, and I promise you that I will always continue to study and to learn”
- Keren Wanda, Mother of 3, BA Social Work
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