Ahmed Rezk Ahmed is a smart and talented young man who has never let his challenges define him or hold him back. Losing his father when he was three years old, and raised along with six siblings by his mother in a one-bedroom house in Sohag, he learned the value of hard work, education, passion, and helping others.
Mehad Abd El Kreem Mohamed is a strong and happy young woman who faces challenges with confidence and determination — traits that have already led her to multiple successes in her 18 years. Most recently, Mehad has been selected to join the competitive U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative Public University Scholarships program.
Soad Abu El Hassan Mohamed has two passions — biotechnology and educating others. Her belief in the power of education began early, while her love of biotechnology is relatively new; she began her first year of university last year as part of the competitive U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative Public University Scholarships program.
In a family of five children, Mariana Wassef Boutros grew up on an isolated island in the Nile, in which the only transportation is small boats, requiring two connections to reach Aswan. Her father, a day laborer and her mother, a housewife, had always believed in Mariana’s potential, and throughout her studies she stood out, in 2015 becoming the only girl in her village to graduate from high school.