American Univesity of Beirut

 Rima Moussallem Otrakji Endowed Scholarship Fund

​​​​​​​​​​2021 is AUB's centennial of admitting women students to its professional schools. To celebrate this event AUB launched the AUB4Women Campaign.

About the AUB4Women Campaign

Although there have been women nursing students at our university since 1905, it was in fall 1921 that AUB began to admit women students to its professional schools (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry). On the occasion of this centennial milestone event, AUB launched the AUB4Women Campaign to establish scholarship funds that benefit women students. This initiative is especially timely given the very difficult economic situation in Lebanon, which is causing enormous hardship for so many AUB students. The establishment of the Rima Moussallem Otrakji Endowed Scholarship Fund is part of the AUB4Women Campaign.

Family and friends of Rima are supporting the Rima Moussallem Otrakji Endowed Scholarship Fund to celebrate this remarkable woman who has helped and inspired many others and to provide urgently needed support for exceptional women students at AUB who are facing a dire financial situation.

About Rima Moussallem Otrakji

Rima’s passion to help others started from a very young age. She has been supporting AUB since she was a student when she gave concerts as a skilled guitarist, accompanied by a wonderful band. Rima has remained very connected to AUB over the years, serving at one time as both vice-president and president of the WAAAUB South Florida/Miami Chapter. She also sits on the board of several other organizations with which she is actively involved. 
Rima is a powerful example of an accomplished woman who balances – with grace and success – her love for family, for the environment, for cats, her voluntary efforts, her love of teaching, and her entrepreneurial work.

​​How it will work

  • The Rima Moussallem Otrakji Endowed Scholarship will support women students at AUB.
  • The endowed scholarship fund will exist at AUB in perpetuity and will be invested with the large pool of endowed funds at AUB. 
  • Our target is to raise a minimum of $100,000. Once it is fully endowed, four percent of the accrued total is provided annually as financial aid to the selected student/s.

​Your contribution in any amount will help us reach our goal of $100,000. AUB is extremely grateful for the 8 gifts and pledges that have already been received:

Your gift will honor Rima Moussallem Otrakji, inspire young students, and have an enduring impact on their lives, as well as their families and communities.

Thank you for your support!

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