The Ahmad Tarawneh Scholarship Fund
The Ahmad Tarawneh Scholarship Fund honors the memory of King’s Academy and Summer Enrichment Program student, Ahmad Tarawneh ’10, who before his tragic death a few months before graduation, inspired his classmates and teachers with his intellectual curiosity, kindness and love for King’s Academy.
APIC Scholarship Fund
The Arab Palestinian Investment Company (APIC) was established in 1994 by Arab businessmen seeking to channel investments into Palestine and has been an active contributor to the country’s economy, creating jobs and paving the way to greater development and participation in regional and global markets. The APIC Scholarship is exclusively dedicated to students from Palestine, including East Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank.
The C.V. Starr Scholarship Fund
The Starr Scholarship is named in honor of Cornelius Vander Starr and his dedication to accessible education for all. An American insurance entrepreneur, Mr. Starr founded The Starr Foundation in 1955. At his death in 1968, he left his estate to the Foundation. Under his successor, Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman of the Starr Companies, the Foundation has established more than 150 Starr Scholarships at colleges, universities and secondary schools around the world.
The Class of 1980 Scholarship Fund
This fund is a result of the generosity of the members of the Deerfield Academy Class of 1980, a group of individuals who graduated with His Majesty King Abdullah II. This group of friends has been a part of King’s Academy since the school was just a vision of His Majesty.
General Student Scholarship Endowment
Several donors have given to establish a general endowment fund dedicated to providing scholarships to deserving students from Jordan and around the world. The General Student Scholarship Endowment ensures the viability of this long-term opportunity to invest in young men and women.
Maurice R. Greenberg Scholarship Fund
The Maurice R. Greenberg Scholarship Fund was created in 2012 as a tribute to The Starr Foundation’s Chairman, calling for the establishment of a permanent scholarship endowment at selected institutions of learning. This scholarship provides scholarship assistance to students selected by King’s Academy on the basis of merit and need.
The Baha’a Hariri Scholarship Fund
The Baha’a Hariri Scholarship is named in honor of prominent Lebanese businessman Sheikh Baha’a Hariri. Established in 2008, the Hariri Scholarship was one of the first endowed scholarships at King’s Academy.
The Jonsson Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
The fund was established by the Jonsson family to support the school’s ambitious financial aid program. Designated to a Jordanian student, the Fund is just one way the family wishes to thank and acknowledge the Jordanian community, which had a profound impact on the growth of the entire family during the three siblings’ time at King’s Academy.
The Jordan Scholarship
The Jordan Scholarship was established to honor the socio-economic and international diversity of the King’s Academy community, and the important lessons that are learned through this environment. Recipients of this scholarship are Jordanians who embody the qualities of academic determination, empathy and social awareness.
Inam Abdel Majeed Masri Memorial Fund
Established in memory of Inam Masri, a woman of great intellectual curiosity and passion, who dedicated her life to developing the minds of children and adults. The fund was created to annually support a female student from Nablus.
The Nadim Muasher Scholarship Fund
The Nadim Muasher Scholarship honors the generosity of Mr. Nadim Muasher, former chairman of Ahli Bank, a well-respected businessman and Jordanian citizen. Mr. Muasher’s fund was established to support young men and women of Jordan.
The Omar and Aysha Shoman Scholarship Fund
The Omar and Aysha Shoman Endowed Scholarship Fund is a result of the generosity of Omar and Aysha Shoman. The Shoman family has a long history of making transformative philanthropic gifts to various causes within the region. Their gift to King’s Academy created an opportunity for a promising student on full financial aid to receive a quality education at our school.
The Enlightened Leadership and Growth Fund
Established anonymously in 2016, The Enlightened Leadership and Growth Scholarship Fund was created to give the opportunity for an exceptional student, exhibiting traits such as open-mindedness, compassion, courage and a commitment to excellence, to attend King’s Academy and receive a transformative education.
The Tawfiq Shaker Fakhouri Endowed Scholarship Fund
King’s first ever gift of stock supports the school’s critical financial aid program. The stock dividends, donated by the Bank of Jordan in 2018, cover the tuition costs of three deserving students. Mr. Shaker Fakhouri, CEO of the Bank of Jordan, and his wife Suha, are proud King’s Academy parents. They are also strong advocates of His Majesty’s mission to establish a need-blind school.
The Hashem Hashem Endowed Scholarship Fund
This endowed fund was established in April 2019 by the generosity of a King’s Academy’s grandparent. Mr. Hashem Hashem chose to support student scholarships at King’s out of his belief in the school’s mission and its financial aid program, giving the opportunity to the best and the brightest students to attend King’s. Mr. Hashem believes that an education at King’s Academy empowers promising young leaders to drive change within and beyond their communities.
Senior Class Gift Endowment
Since the founding of King’s, the senior class has been asked to make a small contribution to student scholarships before they graduate. In 2018, King’s Academy created a special fund to channel all senior class gifts into the endowment. These alumni endowments celebrate student giving and have a lasting impact on the school. They will serve as a reminder of each classes’ generosity for years to come.
Faculty and Student Funds
The Austin Fund for Excellence in Teaching
This endowment was established in 2019 by the generosity of a group of King’s parents to honor the second Headmaster of King’s Academy, Dr. John Austin. Named the Austin Fund for Excellence in Teaching, the fund will support “those members of the King’s community whom Austin is most passionate about: our great teachers.” Proceeds of the Austin Endowment will support professional development for faculty and will fund an annual prize for teaching excellence, called the Austin Prize.
Camille Jane Marguerite Bouquet Memorial Fund
In memory of Camille Jane Marguerite Bouquet and her passion for learning and international travel, a group of her friends set up the fund to support students and faculty of King’s Academy visiting Deerfield Academy and Eaglebrook School. Ms. Bouquet attended both Eaglebrook School and Deerfield Academy, from where she graduated in 2003. She had hoped to teach at King’s Academy and was pursuing a degree at Barnard College in 2006 when she died in a tragic car accident on a trip to Tanzania.
Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa Distinguished Chair in Theory and Practice of Knowledge
The fund was established by the generosity of Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, the crown prince of Bahrain and the commander-in-chief of the Bahrain Defense Force. The fund supports visiting faculty from outside of Jordan in order to strengthen cross-cultural exchange and internationalism at King’s Academy.
The Weinberg Distinguished Chair in Peace and Prosperity
The Weinberg Chair in Peace and Prosperity was established by Sidney “Jim” Weinberg and Peter Weinberg with the hope of promoting understanding among all regions of the world, and to encourage students and faculty to build personal and professional relationships that surpass national and societal borders. The Chair will support the teaching of conflict resolution and regional studies throughout the school curriculum.
Hunt Ethridge Visiting Students and Faculty Endowment Fund
Mr. Hunt Ethridge created the Visiting Students and Faculty Endowment Fund in 2007, after reading a US news article about the establishment of King’s Academy. The fund supports our robust global exchange program for students and faculty who wish to attend King’s Academy for a semester or up to a year. Mr. Ethridge hopes that his young daughter will one day attend King’s as an exchange student.
The Michael Dagher Science Wing Endowed Fund
King’s Academy Science Wing was named for Mr. Michael Dagher to honor his extraordinary generosity. The Michael Dagher Science Wing Endowed Fund, created in 2017, ensures the preservation and maintenance of this portion of the academic building. Mr. Michael Dagher, president of DAMA Ventures, is a well-regarded pioneer in the telecommunications industry.
The Eric Widmer Fund for Student Life
This fund was established after King’s Academy’s founding headmaster, Dr. Eric Widmer. It aims to honor his leadership, steadfast attentiveness to our educational excellence and legacy of thoughtful development of an integrated life at King’s Academy. The fund provides crucial aspects of life outside the classroom such as: travel for regional exploration, athletics contests, debate competitions and leadership conferences, invitations for guest performers and speakers, as well as equipment for our performing arts program.
The Unrestricted Endowment Fund
The Unrestricted Endowment Fund supports the areas of greatest need at King’s Academy during any given year. These may include, but are not limited to, financial aid, buildings and ground maintenance, faculty and staff professional development and guest speakers.