At a reception on June 4, the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Margaret Scobey congratulated 18 Egyptian students (and their parents) from Alexandria who will begin studying in the U.S. at various colleges and universities in the 2011-2012 academic year. Each of the students worked with the Alexandria-based Educational Advisor (affiliated with EducationUSA) to prepare their college applications, essays, and learn SAT test-taking strategies. All received multiple acceptances and substantial financial aid packages, and in some cases, graduate assistantships. This distinguished group of scholars will soon join the student bodies of Drexel University, University of Minnesota, Florida Atlantic University, University of Toledo, Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University, UC Berkeley, SUNY-Albany, Hamilton College, St. Johns, Indiana University, University of San Diego, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). An alumna of the English Access Microscholarship Program will begin undergraduate study at Harvard.
September 10, 2012