Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hillary Announces Million-Dollar Scholarship Program for Palestinian Students

From the Chronicles of Higher Education

Mrs. Clinton announced the Middle East Partnership Initiative during a visit to this Palestinian town last week. The four-year program will support about 10 scholarships each year for disadvantaged students to attend four-year courses at Palestinian universities. The program will also offer 25 “opportunity grants” to enable promising but disadvantaged young Palestinians to apply to American-accredited institutions in the United States or the Middle East, a State Department official told The Chronicle.

Once funds are approved by Congress, Mrs. Clinton hopes to begin the program in the 2010-11 academic year. The money is in addition to $900-million in aid to the Palestinian Authority announced by the secretary last week at the donors’ conference, in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

Here is an interview Hillary did on a teen Palestinian show (link)

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why in the hell should American tax money go to Palestinians? What about a scholarship program for the nursing shortage and/or unemployed people who would benefit from a scholarship in a change of career. Unemployement has plunged this country into chaos.

Vince said...

What about a scholarship program for the nursing shortage and/or unemployed people who would benefit from a scholarship in a change of career.
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