On November 2, 2010, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/ Lebanon’s Mission Director Dr. Jim Barnhart presented a check for $64,764 to Haigazian University as part of its $600,000 contribution to Haigazian’s scholarship fund this year. 145 students will benefit from this amount, bringing the total number of students to date with USAID scholarships at Haigazian University to 403.
During his visit to Haigazian University’s campus in Beirut, Dr. Barnhart met with Lebanese students who have received scholarships funded by the Unites States. He was told about students’ studies and career objectives, and how the U.S.-funded scholarship program has helped them to achieve their academic goals. During the event, Dr. Barnhart stressed the importance of providing education to Lebanese youth: “The United States believes deeply that an investment in Lebanon’s young people is an investment in the future prosperity of Lebanon”.
Over the past ten years, the U.S. government has supported American educational institutions in Lebanon with grants for financial aid and educational equipment. The United States’ support for Lebanese reflects the inherent value of the U.S. government places in educating the youth.
U.S. Embassy – Beirut
Public Diplomacy Office