Khimji Ramdas to set up Harvard University scholarships for Omani students

Oman Monday 04/April/2016 12:44 PM
By: Times News Service
Khimji Ramdas to set up Harvard University scholarships for Omani students

Muscat: The Khimji Ramdas Group plans to set up scholarships for Omani students who have enrolled in various graduate programmes at the Harvard University. A letter of intent to this effect was presented to Senior Director of International Advancement at Harvard University Mr Ben Zoll, during a two-day seminar organised by the Harvard Arab Alumni Association in Muscat, recently.
According to the scholarship plan submitted by KR, the company will set up a $250,000 fund under Harvard University’s Committee on General Scholarships to provide financial assistance to Omani Students pursuing higher education within any of the degree-granting school and institution at the Harvard University. Recipients of the scholarship will be known as Khimji Ramdas Foundation Fellows.
Commenting on the agreement, Nailesh Khimji, Director, KR, said, “We are proud to be associating with one of the world’s best universities to give Omani youth access to the best possible education and training opportunities. It follows through on our philosophy to support Oman’s youth and provide them with the most competitive advantages and resources to become successful men and women.”
Speaking on behalf of Harvard University, Ben Zoll said, “We are delighted at the interest of the Khimji Ramdas Group to provide support for students from Oman to attend Harvard University. Harvard strives to attract the best and brightest students from around the world, regardless of their economic background, and generous gifts like this help us achieve this goal. We hope it inspires more gifted and talented students from Oman to apply.”
The Harvard University scholarship provided by KR will be under Eshraqa-Khimji Ramdas Foundation for Social Affairs, which is currently being set up. It will provide students with the opportunity to obtain degrees like a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, a Master’s in Law at the Harvard Law School, a Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, and more.