The Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the General Directorate of Endowments (Awqaf) hosted a celebratory Iftar at the Diplomatic Club to award outstanding students for their academic performance, welcome new recipients and honour graduates under the Qatar Scholarship Programme.

The ceremony was attended by HE Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh Al Nuaimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education; Dr Salem Al-Naemi, President of the University of Doha for Science and Technology; Dr Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Ghanem Al Thani, Director of General Department of Endowments; Dr Francisco Marmolejo, Higher Education President at Qatar Foundation; and Dr Ivan Ninov, Executive Dean of Al Rayyan International University College. The event drew 170 attendees, including students and their families and local partner universities.


The Qatar Scholarship Programme is a one-of-a-kind scholarship programme that provides young adults between 17 and 25 years old access to quality higher education at any of these universities based in Doha – Qatar University, any Qatar Foundation universities, Al Rayyan University, Doha University for Science and Technology, and the University of Calgary in Qatar. The programme is implemented by EAA and made possible with the support of the Endowment Account for Scientific and Cultural Development in the General Department of Endowments.

Attending the Iftar, Awqaf Director Sheikh Dr Khalid Al Thani said they are delighted to be part of a great partnership that aims to provide Qatari-based youth from around the world with quality higher education through the Endowment Account for Scientific and Cultural Development. He said that the programme is in line with the Qatar 2030 vision that aims to help the youth develop the life skills and knowledge they need in order to actively participate in the development of society.

New scholars

Ten graduating expatriate students received their graduation certificates during the event, while 32 high achievers were celebrated for their outstanding academic performance. EAA and partners also welcomed a new cohort of 28 scholarship recipients for the 2022-2023 academic year.

According to EAA programme director Talal Al Hothal, they continue to work relentlessly to make a world where all youth, particularly the most underserved, have access to quality higher education that will support them in building a prosperous future.

We thank Awqaf for their support in making this possible and look forward to the next phase where we aim to provide even more students in Qatar with the opportunity to access quality higher education.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, EAA is dedicated to ensuring that some of the world’s most disadvantaged groups have access to education. The Al Fakhoora programme alone has, to date, secured higher education scholarships for 125 beneficiaries. Al Fakhoora’s programmes work to ensure the right to higher education for youth in conflict-affected regions.

Check out Marhaba’s FREE e-Guides for everything you need to know about Qatar.