Amal Clooney launches education scholarship for Lebanese women
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has just launched an annual scholarship initiative for women in Lebanon who are seeking to gain an international education.
A partnership with Armenian global intitiative 100 Lives, the officially named Amal Clooney Scholarship will send one female student from Lebanon to WC Dilijan College, a co-ed boarding school in Dilijan, Armenia, to enrol in a two-year international baccalaureate program. Winners will be chosen based on academic performance and a "demonstrable interest in the promotion of human rights and international issues".
"This scholarship will give young women from Lebanon the opportunity of a lifetime," said the Lebanese-born Clooney. "Cross-cultural learning and studying abroad can be transformative."
The scholarship has already seen its first recipient, Pamela Tebchrany, a Lebanese student who graduated top of her class and will now go on to pursue studies in human rights and women's equality.