Karsh International Scholarships Awarded to ‘Intellectually and Civically Engaged’ Students

Scholarship for first-year students from around the world covers four years of undergraduate education

The Class of 2023 Karsh Scholars: Top: Prince Ahmed; Maryam Shahid; Ignacio Valdez Bicard. Middle: Nour Kanaan; Mare Kozmar; Ayesham Khan. Bottom: Qi Xuan Khoo; Edem Ahorlu Kofi; Alberto José García Pérez; and Thuan Minh Tran.
The Class of 2023 Karsh Scholars: Top: Prince Ahmed; Maryam Shahid; Ignacio Valdez Bicard. Middle: Nour Kanaan; Mare Kozmar; Ayesham Khan. Bottom: Qi Xuan Khoo; Edem Ahorlu Kofi; Alberto José García Pérez; and Thuan Minh Tran.

Ten incoming first-year students from around the world have been awarded a Karsh International Scholarship to pursue their undergraduate studies at Duke University.

The scholarships are given to intellectually and civically engaged international students who promote interdisciplinary inquiry, academic research and scholarship in the service of society.

The scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, room, board and mandatory fees for four years of undergraduate education. In addition, Karsh International Scholars have access to funding for domestic and international summer experiences, including opportunities for independent research both in the summer and during the academic year.

Based on estimated tuition rates over a four-year period, the scholarship is worth more than $315,000.

The Class of 2023 scholarship recipients are:

  • Prince Ahmed of Rome, Italy, and Ilford, England, a graduate of King Edward VI Grammar School;
  • Ignacio Valdez Bicard of San Salvador, El Salvador, a graduate of the American School of El Salvador;
  • Nour Kanaan of Tripoli, Lebanon, a graduate of Nazareth Secondary School.
  • Ayesham Khan of Lahore, Pakistan, a graduate of Lahore Grammar School 1-A/1;
  • Qi Xuan Khoo of Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, a graduate of Nexus International School Malaysia;
  • Edem Ahorlu Kofi of Aflao, Ghana, a graduate of Keta Senior High Technical School;
  • Mare Kozmar of Zagreb, Croatia, a graduate of XV Gimnazija;
  • Alberto José García Pérez of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, a graduate of UWC Dilijan College in Dilijan, Armenia;
  • Maryam Shahid of Peshawar, Pakistan, a graduate of Roots Millennium Khyber Campus;
  • Thuan Minh Tran (Thomas) of Hanoi, Vietnam a graduate of Concordia International School.

For more information about the Karsh International Scholarship, visit https://www.ousf.duke.edu/page/Karsh.