Egis proud to sponsor a scholarship with the University of Balamand in Lebanon


Egis announces winning recipient of EUR 5,000 scholarship for an undergraduate aeronautics student of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Balamand in Lebanon.

Egis continues to celebrate 50 years in aviation and has announced its third scholarship for a student in an aviation-related degree – this time in the Middle East. Winning recipient this year is Hussam El Omari, a BS Aeronautical Engineering student who will be entering his senior year starting the Fall 2021 semester.   

Egis and the University of Balamand have agreed to award the scholarship on academic merit and performance. Scholarship eligibility was limited to students on low incomes and taking a degree in the Institute of Aeronautics, within the Faculty of Engineering. The EUR 5,000 scholarship will cover the 2020/2021 academic year and take care of the student’s University fees.

Jacques Khoriaty, Egis Middle East Chief Commercial Officer said: “As a leading consultancy and engineering company in aviation, we want to support the next generation of experts and engineers. This scholarship is helping some talented youngsters to follow their ambitions, without it being dependent upon their financial status or backgrounds. It also makes perfect sense for us to support students in the Middle East, where Egis has been working with partners and customers for more than 40 years. We believe in the University of Balamand’s commitment to train highly talented individuals who will contribute to the aviation sector. Mr Hussam El Omari has an impressive academic record and is also involved in many extracurricular activities, including with charity. His profile is perfectly aligned with the spirit and purpose of the Egis scholarship.”

Professor Rami J Abboud, Vice President for Internationalisation & Engagement and Dean of Faculty of Engineering at the University of Balamand added: “I’m proud to see one of our top students, Hussam El Omari, receive this prestigious scholarship from Egis. Hussam has, in my opinion, a promising and a bright future ahead of him. He is dedicated, talented, and hard-working, all qualities of an exemplary student. As a university, we are committed to working with well reputed international partners like Egis, to promote the internationalization of our programs and to add value to our students’ experience. I’m very thankful for Egis for this generous scholarship and I hope it will serve as a precursor for future collaboration”.

In 2019 Egis awarded its inaugural scholarship to Nicolas Tigranoff, engineering student at the Ecole Nationale d'Aviation Civile (ENAC), France. In 2020, the scholarship went to Thierry-Picard Assouanou Kouassi, a student of Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny (INP-HB) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.