Bayat Foundation (NGO) Scholarships Awarded for the American University of Afghanistan

Oct 26, 2010, 16:51 ET from Bayat Foundation (NGO)

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first five Bayat Foundation (NGO) American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) scholarships were awarded to two women and three men on October 17, 2010.  Four of the five recipients are business majors and the fifth is a science major.  

The Bayat Foundation (NGO) has donated US$100,000 to the AUAF for academic scholarships over the next four years.  Each recipient will receive US$5000 towards their tuition, room and board for one year.  Recipients were chosen by AUAF in accordance with criteria determined by the Bayat Foundation (NGO) headquartered in Kabul.  All recipients must maintain minimum grade point averages of 3.5 or higher.

Ehsan Bayat believes strongly in the mission of AUAF and said, "With these scholarships, our goal is to help young Afghans develop the skills, knowledge and ethics needed for the rebuilding of Afghanistan."

These scholarships represent another pillar in Bayat's efforts to help rebuild Afghanistan.  The Bayat Foundation has built many hospitals, orphanages, mosques, schools, etc. throughout Afghanistan over the past five years.  The Bayat Foundation has previously rebuilt the Michelle Bayat Gymnasium and the Saleha Bayat Building on the AUAF campus, and hopes to do more in the future for higher education in Afghanistan.

About the Bayat Foundation

Since 2005, the Bayat Foundation, led by Ehsan and Fatema Bayat, has contributed to over 200 projects to improve the quality of life for the youth, women, poor, and elderly of Afghanistan by constructing new facilities and infrastructure; and to promote health, education, economic and cultural programs. The independent Kabul-based Bayat Foundation NGO,  promotes the well-being of the Afghan people.  In 2002, Ehsan Bayat also launched Afghan Wireless Communication Company,, the first GSM wireless service and Internet Service Provider in Afghanistan; followed by the 2005 launch of Ariana Radio and Television Network (ATN),, which includes Ariana Radio (FM 93.5).  For more information, please email

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