The El Khalil Foundation, a non-profit NGO established by the El-Khalil family, has gifted LAU with $100,000 toward an annual scholarship grant. The major gift, made official in the fall, aims to help financially disadvantaged yet academically deserving students from the Hasbaya District in the south of Lebanon.
Already the El Khalil Foundation Annual Scholarship Grant is making a major impact on youth from that district, with 19 LAU students benefiting from the donation so far.
“Our gift marks our commitment to support students in need to receive the most important tools that will help them become self-sufficient and that will enable them to contribute to the society they live in,” said foundation president Farid El-Khalil. “The El Khalil Foundation strongly believes in the power of education and that this should be made available to all regardless of their means,” El-Khalil continued.
“Gifts toward LAU’s various annual scholarship funds provide the university with the resources needed to maintain its promise of making a university education a reality for thousands of economically disadvantaged students who deserve a spot at our institution,” said Assistant Vice President for Development Nassib N. Nasr.