Welcoming 25 New DKSSF and HF Scholars

We're excited to welcome 16 outstanding students into the DKSSF program during the 2016-17 academic year. Our new DKSSF scholars come from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and Tunisia and have earned scholarships from colleges and universities across the United States or their affiliates in Abu Dhabi and Singapore:

 

  • Adnan Ali-Hassan from Lebanon plans to study biomedical engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi.
  • Haroun Chahed from Tunisia will attend Yale-National University of Singapore.
  • Rachel Chehayeb from Lebanon plans to study biology at Yale University.
  • Maryam Esmat from Egypt plans to major in astrophysics and minor in literature at Lycoming College starting in spring 2017.
  • Gina Girgis from Egypt plans to study biomedical and computer sciences at Troy University.
  • Ralph Haddad from Lebanon plans to study business and music at Babson College.
  • Walid Hedidar from Tunisia plans to study cultural anthropology and sociology at the University of Denver.
  • Jad Al Jabi from Syria plans to study information technology and integrated energy management at the University of Denver.
  • Youssef Karam from Lebanon plans to study agricultural engineering at Purdue University.
  • Yehya El-Masry from Egypt plans to study computer engineering at Northwestern University.
  • Mohamed Nawwar from Egypt plans to study physics and astronomy at Central Washington University.
  • Luna Noofoory from Syria will attend Monmouth College.
  • Georges Sankary from Lebanon plans to study biomedical engineering at Notre Dame University.
  • Asem Yasser from Egypt plans to study marketing at Troy University.
  • Abdelhalim Zaazaa from Lebanon plans to study astrophysics at Colgate University.
  • Mariem Zaghdoudi from Tunisia plans to study biology and chemistry at St. Olaf College.
 
We’re also excited to welcome nine new Hope Fund scholars:
 
  • Basel Arafat from the West Bank plans to study computer science at the University of Richmond.
  • Mohammad Al Astal from Gaza plans to study political science at the University of Oregon.
  • Yazan Ba’ara from Jordan is studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Agnes Handal from the West Bank plans to study international relations at Roanoke College.
  • Iyad Hmidat from Gaza plans to study political science at Bridgewater College.
  • Mohammed El Kurd plans to major in art studies at Savannah College of Art and Design.
  • Yusuf Qaddura from Lebanon plans to study mathematics and computer science at Swarthmore College.
  • Dalia Aita from Gaza plans to study molecular biology at New College of Florida.
  • Sami Zimmo from Gaza plans to study pre-engineering at Washington & Jefferson College.

 

Congratulations on your hard work and good luck in your studies!