Beirut, 29/06/2009- On Thursday, June 28, 2009, Haigazian University received a grant of $770,000 from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The grant will benefit 329 Haigazian University students as they pursue their undergraduate and graduate degrees.
The USAID Lebanon Mission Director, Denise A. Herbol presented the check to University President Dr. Paul Haidostian, who was accompanied with 3 university students with outstanding academic records, namely, Faysal Bou Zeineddine, Loucine Basmadjian and Diana Assaf. During this meeting of fellowship and discussion they shared with Mrs. Herbol their educational experience, career goals, and gratefully acknowledged the fact that financial aid grants helped them actualize their dreams in pursuing their studies in a reputable higher learning institution, such as Haigazian University. Herbol noted that the importance of education is a core value shared by the United States and Lebanon.
The Haigazian University grant is part of $6.2 million USAID has provided to five American educational institutions in Lebanon. The other institutions are the American University of Beirut, the Lebanese American University, the American Community School, and International College. Overall, over 1,684 students benefit from this financial educational assistance.