Since 1997, FFHL has
given full university scholarships to over a 177 students who were economically
marginalized but had strong academic talent. The Franciscan Foundation pays for
4 years of college including tuition and books. Hence, through the generosity
of Christians in the U.S., FFHL is holding the ‘educational doors of
opportunity’ open for the Christian community in the Holy Land.
FFHL has given over $3.5 million in both university and special educational
grants to marginalized Christian students.
Fr. Pizzaballa, Chairman of FFHL and Custos of the Holy Land, consistently stresses the importance of securing a college education for our marginalized Christian youth. He believes that with a degree in hand, they will be able to secure employment and become a productive member, not only, of society but of their Christian community.”
More and more opportunities will be available for our young people in the future if they can graduate from the university.
Where are they Now?
Juamana O. Samara
Shadi Kort, Shadi Di’des, Rozeen Hajjar
Victoria Gabriel Zreineh
Victor Maher Ammar
Goals of the Foundation . . .
To provide academic scholarship's for talented but underprivileged Christian students. Initially, the program aspired to award 75 full scholarships and 50 partial scholarships for a total of $1,000,000. This goal was reached in 2005.
Current Statistics . . .
1. Presently we have sponsored over 147 students in various universities in the Holy Land with an investment of over 1.6 million dollars.
2. The year 2008 saw the sixth graduating class of the Foundation's sponsored scholars - over 65% have found professional employment! Of the remaining, most are young women who chose to get married and raise families.
Support a Student . . .
The Foundation has been able to provide excellent opportunities for Christian students in the Holy Land through the generosity of people like you. But there are still many more students who need our help! A full scholarship for 4 years is $24,000 ($6,000 a year).
You can sponsor a student by donating any amount! Just click here and specify scholarship funds for your gift!