With each passing day, I was getting closer and closer to finishing high school and to start a new chapter in my life, university life. I kept hearing of the difficulties I will be up against because of the high university tuition fees and that I won’t be able to complete my university education
I graduated from high school with high grades but very little money that would not enable me to enroll into university. I submitted my application to the PalTel Group Scholarship Program.
I did not have high hopes that I would be one of the luck people who would receive the scholarship, as it was a one year scholarship. However, I was filled with joy when I was informed that I have been selected, and it happened again in the following years.
The scholarship was renewed yearly for those who maintained a grade average of 80% and above, which kept me motivated to get the scholarship year after year. When I think back of my early university days, and the never ending procedures for registration, and where other students faced financial troubles and couldn’t find scholarships as I did, I thank God and PalTel Group’s scholarship program. Knowing of my difficult financial situation, and that sometimes due to circumstances one can be thrown off track, I was lucky
enough to have PalTel Group stand by my side till the end.??. My name appeared on the honor board five times within five consecutive semesters, and I graduated with honors.
After the years have passed by , I now look back at my five years at university like a man looking down at a valley after a very long and difficult climb to the top of a mountain. Without expecting anything in return, I can say that I was very pleased with the scholarship program for two reasons. First, is that the selection panel did its utmost to see to it that the scholarships are awarded to those who truly deserve them. Second, I liked the idea of supporting an orphan by the members of the PalTel Group Alumni Association, where the notion of giving is emphasized, and not just taking. “He who forsakes his past, forsakes his future”.
Now, and as I go to work every morning as an accountant with UNIPAL, I think of how today’s reality used to be yesterday’s dreams, and I owe it all to PalTel Group, as without their help, I would not be where I am today. I wish the same success to each person who will benefit from the scholarship program, and to PalTel Group, no words are enough to describe my gratitude. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Yousef Ghazi Hussein
Business Administration Graduate,
accountant at UNIPAL