Obituary: Yousef Sulayman Nawas

The Board of Trustees and the University community mourns the passing away of the honorary Board member, Mr. Yousef Sulayman Nawas, who died in the US last Sunday. Mr. Nawas was a businessman and comes originally from Taybeh, Palestine and was living in the USA.

Mr. Nawas had established long and close relationship with Birzeit University that has materialized in different aspects on BZU campus.

 Mr. Nawas's  Contribution to BZU Campus 

Mr. Nawas and his wife have contributed for the establishment of a laboratory at the Faculty of Science and also to BZU Gallery.

 The Yousef Sulayman Nawas Scholarship Fund

It was established in 1995 at Birzeit University to help students from the Taybeh town in the Ramallah District to pursue their education at the University. The fund was endowed in perpetuity by a generous grant from Mr. Nawas. So far, almost forty students from Taybeh town have benefited from his generous fund.

Yousef Nawas Creativity Award 2008

This  award was initiated in 2006 to honor Mr. Nawas , who has given a great deal to the University. A special committee was formed to select a creative student at the Bachelor's level The awards are given to the selected student at the yearly commencement exercises.

BZU Awards Yousef Nawas an Honorary Doctorate Degree

On 3 July 2004, BZU awarded the Late Yousef Nawas an honorary doctorate degree in Business Administration, in recognition of his dedication to his homeland , and for his continued support to Birzeit University.