A total of 11 students from the Islamic University of Gaza benefited from the FQMS bursary programme in 2023. Each praised the programme for its financial assistance and opportunity to pursue their dreams. They have all expressed gratitude for the support they received. Take a look at their testimonials below.
1. “I am a student studying at the Islamic University Faculty of Medicine in the Gaza Strip. I have been awarded a bursary by the Al-Quds Foundation for Medical Schools in Palestine. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to them for their generous support and assistance to us, students. Such opportunities are invaluable, and it is the least I can do to thank them wholeheartedly. I pray that Allah rewards them with the best and grants us all success in our endeavour. Your generous support and assistance to hundreds of students in Palestine is highly appreciated. Your educational grants have been a source of great relief for many students, including myself, who cannot afford fees. Despite the financial difficulties that students’ families face, especially in the Faculty of Medicine, the Al-Quds Foundation for Medical Schools in Palestine has been a beacon of hope for students like me.” S. M.
2. “I’m a student at the fourth level in the Faculty of Medicine at the Islamic University of Gaza. I extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to the members of the FQMS. I am pleased to have chosen me to be one of the students beneficiaries of its scholarships for this year. The tuition fees owed by me are onerous and have become a disturbing nightmare that haunts me all the time. I stand unable to pay the accumulated instalments. I appreciate your efforts and interest in helping students with education, and the advancement of ambitious people. With your support and your great achievement, I will reach the route that I started. I will continue with all passion and psychological strength. I promise you that I will strive in my studies to excel in my field of medicine. And I ask God to be in your footsteps in supporting the needy and students of knowledge in particular. What you offer means a lot to us. Expressions of thanks are not enough for you, because I know the words I need will not be found. Thank you. This is my photo with Dr. Mhoira from Scotland” A. A.
3. “I am in the second year of the Medical Faculty at the Islamic University of Gaza. Firstly, I want to thank FQMS for supporting medical students in the Gaza Strip. This is especially in the current difficult economic situation which we have suffered from. And I want to thank this scholarship for the hope it gave me after paying tuition fees. This helped me register for this semester and submit the final exams after I lost hope of offering them. How great was my joy when I knew that I could register for this semester and I would not have to postpone it, and by receiving this scholarship, I no longer have to fear that I will be deprived of exams, as happened to me in the previous semesters, and I will start focusing on my studies and the future that will be bright with the presence of a scholarship that offers hope like FQMS. I will make my all effort to fulfil my dream, I have faced a lot of obstacles in my way that I could overcome, but the financial situation still poses a major obstacle but your scholarship gave me great hope and determination. It appeared to me as a sparkle in the darkness of determination.” A.H.
4. “I am a student in the second year in the Faculty of Medicine at the Islamic University of Gaza. I would like to thank FQMS for their support and consideration of my status. No words could explain the joy and gratitude my family and I had when I received that email. Receiving this bursary has been such a relief to me and helped me greatly with my studies. It has provided me with the necessary financial support to pay for my tuition fees. Without this bursary, I would have faced difficulties paying for my tuition fees and may not have been able to continue my studies. I will make my all effort to fulfil my dream, you have all my respect and appreciation. Thank you”. M. A.
5. “Dear FQMS, first. I would like to thank you for your generous support to complete my studies at the Islamic University in the Gaza Strip. I can never thank you enough for your wonderful gift. You can never imagine how happy I was when I heard this news. I am in real need of your support as the medical school fees are very expensive. My family cannot offer me this big amount of money. As you know I am at the end of the fifth year of my studies. The study of medicine is extremely hard. It requires a lot of effort and concentration. That’s why your kind support is very important to me. It makes me focus mainly on my study and not to worry about the financial case and the fees. Loads of love and thanking you for your wonderful support for the Palestinian people especially university students. I hope you will continue your generous support for our people in general and me in particular. I still have another year to graduate. I look forward to your kind support as usual. At the end, I would like to thank you enough and I hope God blesses you and your wonderful efforts.” A.A.
6. “I am writing this letter to thank FQMS Bursaries for your assistantship. This has helped me a lot in paying for the tuition fees for this semester of my medical degree in the Faculty of Medicine at the Islamic University of Gaza. With your assistance this semester, I was able to attend my final examinations. I also can register for the next semester like my other colleagues. Because of you, I feel much closer to fulfilling my dream now of becoming a doctor. I will continue to work hard this year, too, and make you proud of me. Receiving this assistantship will allow me to continue chasing my dreams. Your earnest investment in my future goals will not be forgotten. There were times when my dream of pursuing my medical degree seemed impossible. However, the financial assistance you have provided me has helped me tremendously and kept me going. Because of what you have done for me, I can follow my dream and graduate with my medical degree in 2025. Without your help, I would not have pursued a career as a doctor. After I complete my medical degree, I hope to become a cardiologist and help people live healthier lives. This would not have been possible without your assistance. I really thank you again for the great help that you have provided me with this semester. I truly appreciate it. Sincerely,” Y.H.
7. “I’m a 5th year medical student at The Islamic University of Gaza. Words cannot adequately express how grateful I am for the opportunities this scholarship has afforded me. With your generous support, I have pursued my dreams and complete my higher education. This would have been an immense challenge without your assistance. The financial burden of tuition fees and living expenses weighed heavily on me. I was uncertain about how I could afford the education I desired. However, your organisation’s dedication to empowering students like me has truly changed my life. Your belief in my potential has not only alleviated my financial worries but also given me the confidence and motivation to excel in my studies. I sincerely thank your generous institution for supporting medical students and alleviating the burden of university fees. You are creating opportunities for success and academic excellence. Thank you.” M. A.
8. “I am writing this letter to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for your invaluable support in covering my study fees. Your generosity has made it possible for me to pursue my medical education without a financial burden, and I am grateful for this opportunity. The assistance provided by the Al Quds Foundation for Medical Schools in Palestine has relieved me of financial stress associated with tuition fees. It has also given me the chance to focus on my studies wholeheartedly. Your dedication to supporting aspiring medical students like myself is commendable, and I am deeply honoured to be a beneficiary of your scholarship programme. I would like to extend my thanks to the entire team at the foundation for their tireless efforts in providing financial aid to students in need. Your commitment to promoting education and empowering individuals is truly inspiring. I am aware of the challenges faced by the foundation in securing resources and funding, and I am grateful for your help”. B. A.
9. “I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for the financial aid I received from FQMS. The support I have received has made an incredible impact on my educational journey. It has enabled me to pursue my dreams with renewed hope and determination. As an aspiring student, I have always been passionate about gaining knowledge and achieving academic excellence. However, due to financial constraints, I found myself facing numerous obstacles to realising my ambitions. I began to be afraid that I might have to compromise on my dreams. The financial aid I received has been instrumental in covering some of my tuition fees and providing me with the necessary resources. I am truly grateful for the opportunities that financial aid has provided me. It has not only helped me overcome financial barriers but has also instilled in me a sense of confidence and motivation to strive for excellence in my studies. I am committed to making the most of this opportunity and giving back to society in the future. Once again, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to FQMS for their generosity and support. Your belief in my potential has inspired me to work harder and reach greater heights. I am immensely grateful for the difference you have made in my life. Thank you for investing in my education and being a beacon of hope for students like me. Your contributions have a lasting impact, not just on my academic journey but on my entire future. With sincere gratitude” A. H.
10. “Hello, I am a 4th year student at the medical school of IUG. Firstly, I really thank you for this bursary, and I appreciate the chance you gave me. My father doesn’t work now, he lost his job, which made my family go through tough situations, I have a trouble paying the medical school fees, and having this bursary relieved my financial burden, and helped me after I was really concerned that I might not be able to continue my studying. We’re 7 members who live together in the family house, and my sister is studying on another college too. I always wanted to study medicine, but my financial problems made a barrier between this, and now after relieving my financial burden I will be able to continue studying and concentrate on, and continue my academic life and graduate to complete my dream and become a doctor, and help patients and relieve their pains. And finally, I thank you again, and I hope you continue to support me and my colleagues.” M. S.
11. “I am profoundly grateful for the financial aid I have received on my journey to becoming a doctor. As a fifth-year medical student in the Gaza Strip, financial obstacles threatened to hinder my academic aspirations. However, thanks to the unwavering support of FQMS, I have been able to overcome these challenges and stay on track towards my dreams. Receiving financial aid has been a lifeline for me. With the economic crisis gripping the region, my family struggled to provide the necessary support for my studies. But with the help of FQMS, I could focus on my education without the constant worry of financial stress. This support has eased the burden on myself and my family, who already face immense challenges. The impact of this financial aid on my academic journey cannot be overstated. It has allowed me to dedicate myself fully to my education, ensuring I am equipped with the knowledge and skills to become a competent and compassionate doctor. This opportunity has instilled in me a deep sense of responsibility for those who supported me. Financial aid has not only provided me with the means to pursue my passion but also fuelled my desire to give back to my community. I extend my sincerest gratitude to FQMS for believing in my potential and providing me with the opportunity to pursue my dreams. Their support has transformed my life and the lives of those I will help as a doctor. I am forever indebted to their kindness and generosity. With their continued support, I am confident that I will be able to make a lasting and positive impact on the lives of others as a dedicated and compassionate doctor. ” M. A.