Sponsored by His Royal Highness
Under the patronage of His Royal Highness, Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of the Asir Region and Honorary President of the Scholarship Charitable Fund of King Khalid University, King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, conducted a ceremony in which he provided further details about the new university scholarship initiatives.
In his opening remarks, the Rector thanked His Royal Highness for his patronage and expressed deep gratitude for the numerous charitable organizations, private businesses and scholarship students representing 44 countries in attendance at the event. His Excellency stated that, because of the scholarship charitable fund, the university will be able to expand the program, and recruit additional, outstanding students from all over the world. 'Our objective is to host 2,000 international scholarship students and provide them with an exemplary academic and social environment to further their educational and personal endeavors' he said.
Rector Al-Solamy: Our objective is to host 2,000 international scholarship students and provide them with an exemplary academic and social environment to further their educational and personal endeavors.
General Supervisor of the Department of Scholarships, Dr. Saeed Al Shahrani, remarked that the charitable fund is to advance education and scientific knowledge while supporting and promoting Islamic social and cultural values. This will allow for technological innovation while enhancing international cooperation.
Representing the scholarship students, Khalid Yasin from the State of Tanzania thanked King Khalid University for its support. He also thanked the charitable fund along with its supporters for ensuring the bright future of the scholarship program.
During the ceremony, the University Rector signed memorandums of understanding for cooperation with a number of charitable organizations including:
- Saad and Abdulaziz Al-Mousa Charity;
- Hamad Al-Husani Foundation;
- Al-Thunayan and Brothers Charity;
- The Sulaiman bin Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi Charity Foundation;
- The Waqf Charity Society.
At the end of the ceremony, Rector Al-Solamy honored the members of the Board of Trustees of the Fund and received a commemorative plaque.