The Marquez-Qatar Scholarship Program at AUB celebrates the first batch of students

Central – On February 19, 2022, the American University of Beirut (AUB) Qatar Scholarship Program “Education Above All” celebrated the first batch of their students to take advantage of this new opportunity to finance their studies. University Deans and Administrators as well as Scholarship Administrators were present on the occasion. During the celebration, these students were introduced to the program, who are in charge of it and the opportunities it offers.

The Qatar Education Above All Scholarship Program at the American University of Beirut is funded by the Qatar Fund for Development and is based on a four-year partnership between the Education Above All Foundation and the American University of Beirut. The program aims to provide access to quality education for more than 400 deserving male and female students from Lebanon, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine, continuing their studies at the American University of Beirut. The program connects students to local and international opportunities through Qatar Connectivity. ”

In his welcome speech during the celebration, the President of the American University of Beirut. Fadlo Khauri describes how the university team has adopted the “benefit, communication, employment” slogan of the scholarship through the Qatar Scholarship. It gives students access to quality education, as well as allows them to communicate locally and internationally and enables them to be employed in many opportunities. The President further indicated that “despite all the difficulties Lebanon is going through in the region, the acquisition of this national scholarship enables the students to realize their dreams better and establish a bright future for them.”

Under Secretary of Academic Affairs of the University. In his speech, Zaher Dhawai hinted that “education above all” and the Qatar Fund for Development are the result of our strong commitment to equality and diversity in education. Today we meet in celebration. The first one hundred and twenty students are associated with the “Education for All” program, a program that will enrich their research experience and educational journey at the American University of Beirut.

Qatar Scholarship recipients are selected from a variety of scholarship programs in the LEAD Initiative, an initiative that seeks to reduce inequality in access to transformational education by promoting diversity and helping to develop world-class graduates who will be the next generation of future leaders.

The “Education Above All” program provides important opportunities for students from all over the Middle East and North Africa to participate in various and distinguished programs and provides them with opportunities that are not limited to their local communities. But also in the countries of the Mena system as a whole. The program also offers selected students the opportunity to travel to Qatar to spend a semester parallel university program.

Talal al-Hatal, director of risk management and follow-up at Education Above All, said, “We are excited about this partnership with the American University of Beirut, which allows us to work together to reach more deserving Lebanese youth. Last year, we launched a program with the university to provide 400 scholarships to Lebanese youth. He added: “The Qatar Scholarship Program works to ensure the right of young people to higher education in conflict-affected areas, and offers a comprehensive scholarship model. Inspires solidarity with their families and communities. ” And prosperity. “

Dr. Joseph Constantine, director of the American University of Beirut’s Qatar Scholarship Program “Education for All” explains the scholarship program and the opportunities available to students in detail and introduces the university team, including Gabriel Al-Hashish, to the project. Coordinator, and Rabab Abi Chakra, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.

The program ended with a Q&A session supervised by five participants: Deputy Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Dr. Lina Al-Schweiri, Director of Preparatory Programs at the University and Director of USAID. Samar Harkas. Scholarship Program, Karen Shaheen, Project Director, Center for Civic Engagement and Community Services, Rana Al-Saeed, Counseling Director, Office of Development Services, and Dr. Joseph Constantine, Director of the Qatar Scholarship Program “Education Above All” at the American University of Beirut.

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