Since the fall of 2014, the Rachel Corrie Foundation has partnered with Birzeit University in the West Bank to provide full-year academic scholarships to female students selected by university officials. The partnership between RCF and Birzeit University continues to strengthen, and RCF has expanded the impact of the scholarship program by awarding two 2018-2019 academic year scholarships. Read more from our recipients below!
Bissan, 2018-2019 Recipient
Bissan considers Birzeit Universiy to be different from any other institution in Palestine, as it gives students the key to develop and grow. She studies Finance and feels that she can excel in this area and prove herself in a way that benefits her society and country as a whole.
“I am in awe and very thankful for the amazing people who care about helping students continue their education. No words can do you justice.”
Hanan, 2018-2019 Recipient
Hanan is an architecture student who views Birzeit University as the pathway to succeed in all aspects of life, whether educational, social or economic. She believes that education is the most important tool in the life of every Palestinian, and the only means to achieve her goals and dreams.
“This scholarship allowed me to stay in university; without it, I wouldn’t have been able to continue my education. I am so thankful for your help, and I promise I’ll make it count.”
We are thrilled to partner with Birzeit University and plan to continue expanding the scholarship program. Donate today to sustain and grow the scholarship fund for young Palestinian women!
Lamis Aburamah has graduated!
Lamis Aburamah, the first scholarship recipient, has successfully graduated with a degree in Journalism from Birzeit University. Read more about her experience below:
“I would like to extend my thanks, with all pride and gratitude, to everyone at Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice for what you have given me through my years of education at Birzeit University; my dream school. This wouldn’t have been real without your support during my educational career. Without you, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve my dream and study the specialty that I love, Journalism and Media.
I appreciate all the efforts that you’ve made to support my educational career, and I’m grateful to have received the Rachel Corrie Foundation scholarship. Today I am pleased to thank you for the wonderful efforts that helped me complete my studies. Thank you for your dedication, loyalty, and hard work.
My family and I are very grateful to you for being like a second family to me, for this scholarship has helped me tremendously in finishing my studies and becoming not only a Birzeit University graduate but also a journalist, dreams that I have always wanted to come true. This would not have happened if you had not made every effort towards making it real, with sincerity and purity of hearts and the nobility of the staff of the Rachel Corrie Foundation and their unceasing dedication, and their keenness on progress and development.
I hope that you will continue to offer scholarships and assistance to Palestinian students who are not financially able to complete their studies and enroll in universities with a distinguished name, such as Birzeit University. Due to the constant increase in the living cost, the high rate of unemployment, and low standard of living amongst Palestinian families, many Palestinian students are deprived of studying and following their dreams of becoming university degree holders. I hope in the future I can be similar to the Rachel Corrie Foundation, supporting other students in their educational careers, because through your institution I have learned the meaning of unconditioned giving.
I graduated from university and aspire to be a journalist who is able to deliver the truth about the Palestinian cause and show the daily suffering and pain we are living in. I hope you will consider me part of your institution, because you have become a part of my life and my successful path in achieving my dreams. I know very well that a prestigious institution such as the Rachel Corrie Foundation does not wait for praise or thanks, but we must give thanks and praise to those who deserve, for people like you hats are raised. I hope that the Rachel Corrie Foundation is an example followed by everyone, to follow your footpath in work and achievements and carry a great legacy to the fullest.
With my highest respect and appreciation,