Qatar Foundation awarded six students with full scholarships – enabling them to receive a learning experience that is set to prepare them for a bright future.

25th Anniversary Scholarship programmeThe initiative, part of Qatar Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Scholarship programme was held in collaboration with Hamad Bin Khalifa University and aims to offer quality, accessible educational opportunities for talented young people by covering all their tuition and school admission costs.

The children – all high school students who will be supported in Grades 11 and 12 – started school this academic year after receiving Pre-University Education Merit Scholarships. They are attending Qatar Academy Doha (QAD), Qatar Academy Sidra (QAS) and Qatar Academy for Science and Technology (QAST), all under the umbrella of the QF Pre-University Education.

The scholars

Tala Al Farra, one of the scholars who joined QAD, said that most people like to feel a sense of challenge in their life that comes from an achievement they’d like to fulfil.

Another scholarship recipient, Dion Baldsing, who is now with QAST, said he is grateful to have been accepted to a Qatar Foundation school.

My family has gone through many sacrifices for me to reach the position (where) I am today, and I am happy to have made them proud through my accomplishment.

Richelle Escoto, who was accepted to QAS, said that the QF community is nurturing and broad with knowledge, and she knows that this is a society she’d love to be a part of. She added that this is also her way of helping her family ‘save’ up.

Being given the opportunity to attend a QF school is one of my proudest achievements, and I look forward to thriving alongside this community’s guidance.

Escoto said that transferring to a different school and environment may seem quite challenging, but if there’s one thing she’s learned through all this, choose the path that’s worth it.

Other students who have been awarded the scholarships are Ayesha Ghalia Abdullah (QAD), Wafaa Ismail (QAST) and Maria Foteini Prassou (QAS).

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