Aiducation – Samer Karimeh

Spring 2023

Samer Karimeh grew up in a middle-class family in Tripoli. His father, who retired recently, was a medical laboratory doctor who provided well for his wife and three sons. Like many families in Lebanon, however, Samer’s family has been impacted by the financial and economic collapse of Lebanon, which has dramatically decreased the value of the Lebanese pound—the currency in which most of his family’s income is denominated. Being able to attend AUB was one of Samer’s dreams growing up, but it is not something he would be able to do were it not for the support he is receiving from the His Highness, the Father Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Scholarship through the Embassy of the State of Qatar. “Being able to do my master’s degree in finance at AUB, one of the most important universities in the Middle East, will open the gateway to different job opportunities around the world. AUB is preparing me for the next step in my career,” he says.