LAU Seeks and Rewards Creative High Schoolers with Scholarships

The Open Day at the School of Architecture and Design motivates aspiring designers and rewards top projects with scholarships.

By Raissa Batakji

Lynn Abdo Kmeid from Collège Maristes Champville won first place, earning a 30 percent scholarship.
Luana Imad Monzer from the International School of Choueifat won second place, earning a 25 percent scholarship.
Rama Samer Salam from Lycée Abdel Kader won third place, earning a 20 percent scholarship.

Always keen on helping young students explore their field of study, LAU invited more than 100 high schoolers interested in majoring in art, architecture and design, for the School of Architecture and Design (SArD) Open Day on April 30.

At the newly renovated Gezairi Building on Beirut campus, the students enjoyed an eye-opening immersive experience that inspired them to design and create.

Director of the Foundation Program Silia Abou Arbid, along with faculty Lee Frederix, Christine Kettaneh and Hayla Saab initiated the students to the role of artists and designers in a fast-changing creative industry and introduced them to the different majors on offer at SArD. They also moderated discussions on the social changes that creative disciplines could help achieve.

Following a comprehensive brief, the high schoolers sprang to work in the new state-of-the-art studios and labs, to create a series of art pieces on specific themes.

Toward the end of the day, the artworks were exhibited for review by a jury panel. The top three winners were awarded LAU scholarships as follows:

  • Scholarship covering 30 percent of tuition fees: Lynn Abdo Kmeid from Collège Maristes Champville.
  • Scholarship covering 25 percent of tuition fees: Luana Imad Monzer from the International School of Choueifat – Choueifat.
  • Scholarship covering 20 percent of tuition fees: Rama Samer Salam from Lycée Abdel Kader.

Students interested in learning more about applying to LAU should get in touch with the Student Recruitment Office.