Doha: Qatar Foundation has awarded six students with full scholarships to its schools — enabling them to receive a learning experience that is set to prepare them for a bright future.
The initiative, part of the 25th Anniversary Scholarships programme — held in collaboration with Hamad Bin Khalifa University, a Qatar Foundation (QF) member — aims to offer quality, accessible educational opportunities for talented young people by covering all their tuition and admission costs.
The children, all high school students who will be supported in Grades 11-12, 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 of which come under the umbrella of QF’s Pre-University Education.
Tala Al Farra, who joined QAD, said: “Most people like to feel a sense of challenge in their life that comes from an achievement they’d like to fulfill. Personally, one of my achievements would be to succeed and acquire knowledge.
“Motivation is needed to do so, which comes through being surrounded by well-rounded students supported by the best education systems. The QF schools have portrayed those two things; it’s evident through all their graduates. All these qualities drew me to be a part of the QF community and are what I anticipate experiencing myself. An overwhelming feeling of proudness and personal recognition of my abilities arose when I found out I had been accepted.”
Dion Baldsing, who is now at QAST, said: “I am grateful to have been accepted to a Qatar Foundation school — and for the hours of work and the roles played by the people close to me in helping me to seize this opportunity.
“Most of all, my family has gone through many sacrifices for me to reach the position I am today, and I am happy to have made them proud through my accomplishment.”
Richelle Escoto, who was accepted to QAS, said: “The QF community is nurturing and broad with knowledge, and I know that this is a society I’d love to be a part of for my following school years. This school’s acceptance is my way of helping my family ease with saving up. It’s heartwarming to finally be able to help my family, in this way at least.
“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. Transferring to a different school and environment may seem quite challenging to me, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout all this, that is to choose the path that’s worth it, and I genuinely know that this is it.”
Other students who have been awarded the scholarships are Ayesha Ghalia Abdullah (QAD); Wafaa Ismail (QAST); and Maria Foteini Prassou (QAS).