The Bethlehem Association
Bethlehem Association

Letters From Students

To illustrate to our members and supporters how worthwhile their contributions are we will periodically enter in this section letters from the students themselves. Several are posted below:

If you are interested in setting up your own Family Scholarship, please contact, the Scholarship committee chairman, Dr. Edward A. Hazboun at: 610-353 2010, Bethsoc@gmail.com or fill in and send this form: here

2015 to 2016 Academic Year

Christine Karam Hazboun

Dear Dr. Edward Hazboun:

I’m a 3rd year student at Bethlehem University majoring in Business Administration. I’m writing this letter to thank you for your generous financial support concerning my education. By helping me I am able to continue my education and become a better person. Your support is a vote of confidence for me.

In August 2015 I started working in a hotel as a receptionist. I’m handling it well and I am able to keep the balance between my studies, work, and social life. And I can help minimize the financial burden on my family who also send their best wishes.

Christine Hazboun receives the Anton Issa Hazboun Family scholarship endowed by Dr. Edward Anton Hazboun family to the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund.

Klaramaha Johny Massou

Dear Dr. Edward Hazboun:

I am a 4th year Nursing major at Bethlehem University. I am writing to thank you for my scholarship. In fall 2015 I took courses in Management of nursing, Psychiatric nursing, Nursing seminar, Anthropology, and Political Science. I received a GPA of 3.50. After graduation I plan to pursue a Master’s degree in nursing.

I live with my family consisting of six members. I sing at my church choir and teach young people at Sunday school.

Finally, it was a privilege to meet you in person last summer. I look forward to meeting you this June during graduation. Faithfully Yours,

Klaramaha Masou receives the Anton Issa Hazboun Family scholarship endowed by Dr. Edward Anton Hazboun family to the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund.

Helen Robert Hazboun

Dear Mr. Saleh Said Hazboun,
I am a sophomore in Nursing at Bethlehem University. I am writing to thank you for your continuous generous scholarship. This scholarship helped reduce financial pressure on my parents. My recent studies include: Sociology, history, nursing health, statistics, and gerontology. I began my clinical rotations during 2nd year at many hospitals such as Beit-Jala hospital at surgical ward, Bethlehem Arab Society for rehabilitation at medical ward, Al Makased Islamic Charitable Society Hospital- Jerusalem at medical ward, Caritas Baby Hospital, and Holy Family Hospital. Every clinical practice was special and helpful to me. Upon graduating, I plan to pursue a career in nursing so I can make a difference in peoples’ lives the same way that you have made a difference in mine. Yours Faithfully,

Helen Hazboun receives the Saleh Said Hazboun Family scholarship endowed by Edward Saleh Hazboun to the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund.

Maram Sami Abu Sa'da

Dear Edward Saleh Hazboun:

I am a senior at Bethlehem University majoring in Accounting and minoring in Business Administration. I will graduate in June and I am so excited about it! I am writing this letter to thank you for your spcial help and tell you about how it has aided me through my four year journey in Bethlehem University.

Talking about my University life brings a smile to my face! It was more than amazing. I learned a lot about my field of expertise and how to act both professionally and efficiently in the real market as a Business woman. Being an exchange student in Handong Global University and an Ambassador of my university and country in South Korea and West Virginia were experiences that changed my life! And most importantly, I met friends, professors, bosses, and coworkers from all over the world that touched my heart deeply!

My university life wouldn’t have been extraordinary without The Bethlehem Association’s generosity through my years at Bethlehem University. Having a big family with one source of income can make life tough and that is the reason why God sends his angels in different forms. Yours Faithfully,

Maram Abu S’ada receives the Saleh Said Hazboun Family scholarship endowed by Edward Saleh Hazboun to the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund.

Mariana Elias Salman

Dear Dr. George Hazboun:

This is my freshman year at Bethlehem University. My major is nursing. I was very happy and appreciative to receive your scholarship. It has helped to lighten the financial burden for my family.

The courses I take for spring 2016 are: Arabic, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and 2 Nursing courses. I really enjoy each course though it’s hard sometimes. I am planning to graduate with a high GPA in fall 2019.

I hope one day I will be able to help my patients and make you proud.

Sincerely,

Mariana Salman receives the Hazboun George Hazboun Family scholarship endowed by Albert George Hazboun and Rita, George & Hussam Hazboun Hazboun to the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund.

Jane Deeb Maliha

Dear Mr & Mrs William Shahin:

I am a second year student majoring in English language and literature. My minor is Business Administration. I would like to thank you for your generous support that has lifted my hopes for a bright future.

Bethlehem University offers the best English literature Bachelors program through its highest qualified teachers in the West bank.Yours Sincerely.

Jane Maliha receives the William & Nawal Shahin Family scholarship endowed by Mr. William Shahin to the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund.

Dina Ibrahim Awwad

Dear Mrs. Lilly Handal:

I would really like to thank you for the scholarship. Your help and support are so much appreciated.

This is my third year at Bethlehem University. I am majoring in accounting and minoring in Business Administration at the University.

During this semester, I am studying: intermediate cost accounting, taxation, commercial law and human resources.

I hope to get a masters’ degree in finance from a university in the United States in the future. Best regards!

Dina Awwad receives the Shafiq & Lily Handal Family scholarship endowed by Mr.Shafiq & Lily Handal to the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund.

Doreen Rimon Ja'ar

Dear Mrs. Lily Handal:

Thank you so much for your support through the scholarship granted to me by the Bethlehem Association.

My hope is to graduate and work in my field to support myself and my family. This is my 2nd year at Bethlehem University. My major is Travel Agency Management. I am writing this letter to thank you for your help by providing generous financial aid through this scholarship.

This semester I’m taking seven tourism courses. Each one of them specializes in different topics that a tour guide should be aware of. The material is actually hard but I am trying my best to prove that I am worth it , and I will try to excel as you helped me mentally and financially because I didn’t have to worry about how to cover tuition, letting me concentrate more on my studies. Best regards!

Doreen Ja’ar receives the Shafiq & Lily Handal Family scholarship endowed by Mr. Shafiq & Lily Handal to the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund.

Safa Khaled Nuami

Dear Mr. & Mrs. William Hubbell:

Thank you so much for indispensable support you have kindly given to me through the scholarship granted to me by the Bethlehem Association.

I am a second year student majoring in nursing. I am writing this letter to express my sincere gratitude to you for making this scholarship possible.

I have earned 50 credit hours with honors and this semester I will be taking two courses in nursing and two in Biology. I am planning to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in the spring of 2018.

My hope is to become a nurse to serve my people in Palestine. Thanks to you, I am one step closer. I promise that one day I will help students achieve their goals as you’ve helped me. Sincerely!

Safa’ Khaled Nuami receives the William and Blanca Family scholarship endowed by Mr. William Hubbell to the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund.

Adriana Anwar Jacaman

Dear Mr. & Mrs. William Hubbell:

I am a nursing student in my second semester of my freshmen year at Bethlehem University. This semester I’m taking: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Arabic, Nursing, and Nursing Laboratories.

I would like to sincerely thank you and express gratitude from the bottom of my heart for your generosity in financially supporting my studies at Bethlehem University and want you to know that you’re in my prayers, God bless you.

Yours sincerely,

Adriana Jacaman receives the William and Blanca Family scholarship endowed by Mr. William Hubbell to the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund.

Rosane Jack Bassil

Dear Bishara and Elena Kawas:

I am writing to thank you for your generosity by granting me the William and Blanca scholarship through the Bethlehem Association. I am able now to continue my semester without worrying me and my parents about my tuition fees.

I’m a junior at Bethlehem University in the faculty of Education. I earned 2.90 GPA, I felt great about my results. I completed 16 hours last semester, it was hard because one of the courses required community service in addition to coursework. Thank you again for your help, I really appreciate it.

Sincerely yours!

Rosane Bassil receives the William and Blanca Family scholarship endowed by Mr. William Hubbell to the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund.

Razan Robert Sabat

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dibsy:

I would like to thank you for sponsoring and funding my tuition at Bethlehem University through the Miladeh & Francis Dibsy scholarship granted to me by the Bethlehem Association.

I wish to express special gratitude to you and the Bethlehem Association for your kind generosity, and for looking out for students, such as me, who are in financial need.

My name is Razan Sabat, I am a senior now so this is my last year at Bethlehem University. My major is accounting and my minor is Business Administration. This scholarship award, has assist me to achieve my educational and career goals over the past three years, and increase my chances of success. With sincere thanks!

Razan Sabat receives the Miladeh & Francis Dibsy Family scholarship endowed by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph & Arlette Dibsy to the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund.

Mirna Khader Qasasfeh

Dear Dr. Edward A. Hazboun:

Words cannot express how glad and thankful my parents and I are for the financial support you granted me to pursue my studies at Bethlehem University, we’re all very thankful for your love and kindness.

I am a Nursing major at Bethlehem University and will graduate this year. I would like to express how grateful I am for your generous scholarship during my academic years 2014-2016. It’s such a great privilege and honor to be selected for the Bethlehem association Scholarship.

Last semester, I had advanced and medical surgical courses which are one of my greatest courses as they gave me the strength and power to be a decision maker in the nursing field. I did great! I earned a GPA of 3.73 and my cumulative GPA is now 3.53, this enriched my self-confidence and made my parents proud of me. I’m thrilled to start my career as a nurse.

Sincerely yours,

Mirna Qasasfeh receives the Yga Canavati Family scholarship endowed by Srs. Miguel,Carlos & Nicolas Yga Canavati to the Bethlehem Association Scholarship Fund

Safa' Marwan Issa Khair

Dear Bethlehem Association:

I would like to extend my great gratitude for your financial support to my studies at Bethlehem University in the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences.

I want to thank you for understanding my health problem that I went through in the past year. I worked hard to improve my grades and I will continue working hard in this semester to get high grades. Sincerely.

Safa Marwan Khair receives the Bethlehem Association scholarship contributed by the general membership to the Scholarship Fund.

Oriana Anton Morcos

Dear Dr. Edward A. Hazboun,

Greetings from the little Town of Bethlehem.

I am writing to thank you and the Bethlehem Association for granting me a scholarship to attend Bethlehem University. I would like to convey my sincere appreciation for your generous support.

I am a second year student majoring in accounting with hopes of becoming a successful accountant. Your assistance will help me pursue my higher studies during the difficult times we are experiencing in Bethlehem.

Your scholarship program demonstrates the genuine interest and concern the Bethlehem Association has for its folks in Bethlehem. It deserves all the respect.

May the Star of Bethlehem bless you and all your members and grant you health and success to continue rendering your noble mission. Respectfully.

Oriana Morcos receives the Bethlehem Association scholarship contributed by the general membership to the Scholarship Fund

Meraav Sami Musleh

My name is Meraav Musleh, I’m 18 years old. I completed my first year of study at Bethlehem University. My major is English Language and literature. My hobbies are reading and swimming.

I have three sisters and one brother. My older sister is studying at Bethlehem University, her major is Business Administration. My second sister studied at Bethlehem University also, her major is Hotel Management. My younger sister and brother still studying at Shepherd’s High School. My father is the only provider of the family. He is a worker.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the generous scholarship you awarded me. I appreciate your recognition of my efforts. This Scholarship enabled me to focus on my studies without financial uncertainty.

Sincerely, Meraav Musleh, 22 June 2016

Meraav Sami Musleh receives the Bethlehem Association scholarship contributed by the general membership to the Scholarship Fund.