Palestinian MIT researcher establishes scholarship fund for engineering, physics students at Birzeit

With a recent gift to establish the “Salem Khaled Al Marzouq Scholarship,” Birzeit University will offer two new grants for students enrolled in programs at the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics.

Mohamed Abouzahra, a Palestinian researcher at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, has established this scholarship in honor of Salem Al Marzouq, a former member of the Kuwaiti National Assembly who supported Abouzahra’s education in the United States.

The new gift allows the university to provide scholarships to students from low-income backgrounds, providing quality education to even more Palestinians and allowing them to realize their dreams at Birzeit University and beyond.