I would like to attend Sackler or Ben Gurion. I would consider returning to the states for residency but eventually, I am planning on making aliyah. I am graduating from college this spring and would like to enlist in the IDF as a combat medic in July. However, I have heard that applicants who very clearly want to make aliyah are at a big disadvantage when applying because as Israelis, they will make far less money than their American counterparts and are therefore less likely to contribute generously to the school as alums. Do you guys think this is true? I am concerned that by serving in the IDF I may be sabotaging my chances of getting into Sackler or Ben Gurion. Anyone have a sense of how realistic this fear is? Thanks!