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Visiting British Novelist on Role of Conflict in Creative Writing
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May 2008 Vol. 9 No. 7

American Chargé d'Affairs Michele J. Sison Presents Scholarship Funding to AUB

The US Chargé d'Affairs Michele J. Sison presented on April 16 a contribution of $2.6 million to AUB President John Waterbury to finance scholarships for deserving students. The funding, provided by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will support 812 AUB students in pursuing their education.

"Education is a core United States value, one Americans share with Lebanese. Our support for AUB, other Lebanese educational institutions, and schools around the world assists students in making Lebanon, the region, and the world a better place," Sison commented.

Since 1996, the American people have provided over $56 million to AUB. These funds allow students throughout Lebanon to study and ultimately contribute to the continuous development of Lebanon. In the last ten years, the American people, through the Congress of the United States, have contributed over 90 million dollars to Lebanese education. The United States has contributed assistance to support education at all levels in Lebanon through the Department of State, USAID, the well-known Fulbright program, and the Middle East Partnership Initiative.