Lebanon: EU rewards 50 palestinan refugee students

Fund enabled 418 people to pursue education since 2005

11 February, 12:53

(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, FEBRUARY 11 - The Head of the EU Delegation to Lebanon, Angelina Eichhorst and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Ann Dismorr, have awarded full university scholarships to 50 Palestinian students, who have successfully achieved the highest grades in Official Lebanese Baccalaureate II exams. According to the Enpi website (www.enpi-info.eu) the EU-funded Scholarship Fund for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon has enabled 418 qualified Palestine refugee students to pursue their higher academic education at universities in Lebanon since 2005.

''The knowledge you will gain during these years at University will be very important and useful to you. Equally important and useful will be the people you meet'' said Eichhorst to the scholars. ''I hope you will all become role models for the next generations'' she added.

For the academic year 2012-2013, UNRWA received 457 applications for scholarships from Palestinian students throughout Lebanon. UNRWA continues actively to seek additional funds for the scholarship programme to give the opportunities to more Palestinian students to pursue their education.

The increase in the university tuition fees remains one of the programme's biggest challenges. However, the Agency is continuing the efforts to strengthen the collaboration with its partners and establish agreements with Lebanese universities to maximise the capacity of this programme, hoping that next year a higher number of scholarships can be awarded. The European Union is UNRWA's leading donor. (ANSAmed)

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