Because of their belief in the power of education to create change and foster social mobility, GW alumnus Ali Kolaghassi and his wife, Lama—parents of a GW sophomore—have established a scholarship fund for students from King’s Academy in Madaba, Jordan. The Ali and Lama Kolaghassi Scholarship Fund will provide a full undergraduate scholarship that will cover the cost for one student at a time to attend GW for up to four years—including tuition, room and board, and other associated expenses. The first recipient could enroll as early as fall 2018.
“We are grateful to Ali and Lama Kolaghassi for their generosity and their exemplary support of the George Washington University,” said GW President Steven Knapp. “The Kolaghassi Scholarship will further enhance our ability to recruit and retain students who will enrich the global diversity of our student body and go on to become leaders in their communities.”
“I encourage all alumni—regardless of their capacity and the amount they are able to contribute—to support education,” said Kolaghassi. “So many of the world’s current challenges are directly linked to the absence of education and, consequently, a lack of opportunities. If everyone contributed even a small amount, we could make a real tangible difference in addressing and solving some of these critical problems.”