AMIDEAST Announces 2012 David Mize Scholar

Alexandria, Egypt, July 31, 2012 — AMIDEAST is pleased to announce that Adham El Batal from Alexandria, Egypt, is this year’s recipient of the David Mize Scholarship, a prestigious award that will cover his four years of undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. The award, which was established in 2007, is named in honor of former AMIDEAST/Egypt country director David Mize in recognition of his leadership in the field of international education and is made possible by an Egyptian-American businessman who is an alumnus of top U.S. educational institutions.

AMIDEAST Country Director for Egypt James Ketterer presents the David Mize Scholarship to Adham El Batal.

The David Mize Scholarship program supports undergraduate students for four years of study at top U.S. universities. The merit-based scholarship recognizes an outstanding Egyptian student who is a well-rounded student with excellent grades, high test scores, robust extracurricular activities, and leadership qualities. Previous Mize Scholars have attended American University, New York University, and the Manhattan School of Music.

Adham, who plans to study physics, was presented the award by AMIDEAST Country Director James Ketterer during a special ceremony at the EducationUSA center in Alexandria, where he belonged to the Competitive College Club, a program that helps bright students seeking to study in the United States. This year, nine other members of the CCC will head soon to the United States to begin their studies at Stanford, MIT, University of Rochester, Johns Hopkins, Fairleigh Dickinson, Albright College, University of California at Santa Cruz, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. The EducationUSA program, which AMIDEAST administers on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, has offered university advising to students in Alexandria since 1994.

America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc., or AMIDEAST (, is a private, nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to improve educational opportunities and quality, strengthen local institutions and develop language and professional skills for success in the global economy. Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has a network of field offices in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen.