Scholarship for Recovered Addicts
For the past 12 years, IADA has successfully managed the "Scholarship for Recovering Addicts" project aimed at addicts who have "kicked the habit" and who have been "clean" for at least 18 months (and up to 10 years). This special project seeks to assist recovered addicts in starting a new life by offering them the opportunity to pursue studies or learn a new skill or vocation which in turn will allow them to become independent and earn a living.
Over the years, the scholarship program has witnessed the rehabilitation of many recovered addicts who succeeded in reintegrating into the normative society and in becoming financially self-sufficient. The program emphasizes the reversal of the roles - "clean" addicts can contribute to the society and are no longer a burden on it.
The program has proven to be indispensable in keeping recovered addicts on the right track and preventing them from returning to the cycle of addiction, by offering them the necessary tools and motivation, boosting their self confidence and helping them to achieve a sense of personal and vocational or professional accomplishment.
Since its establishment, over 250 scholarships have been granted to recovered addicts in one of the following areas:
1. Completing high-school diplomas/ pre-academic preparation courses
2. Academic studies
3. Vocational studies
The many requests for a scholarship are evaluated by a committee twice a year. Men and women between the ages of 18 and 45, from all ethnical and social backgrounds are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Amounts awarded are based on the recovered addict's financial situation.
Every donations is essential and allows recovered addicts a chance to begin a new and respectable life and reintegrate into the normative society.