Israel to Provide 1,000 Scholarships for Afro-asian Students

Israel will provide 1,000 scholarships next year for study in Israel by African and Asian students.

Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, announced the plan at a dinner tendered by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion in honor of delegates to the recently-concluded Conference of Scientists at Rehovot. Currently, there are 350 Asian and African students in Israel on such scholarships.

Mrs. Meir cited agriculture, education and cooperative movements as fields in which Israel was offering scholarships. She also disclosed Israel was ready to provide special year-long courses for training foremen in metal and woodwork. The dinner, attended by several hundred guests, also was addressed by delegates from Africa, the Far East, the Middle East, Europe, the United States and Latin America.

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