Thirty young Bahraini students graduated from the English Access Micro scholarship Program in a ceremony at Al-Safir Hotel in Juffair. U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell honored the students who successfully completed a two-year program of rigorous study in English and American culture. In his remarks, Ambassador Siberell noted that almost 200,000 students have received Access scholarships in 88 countries since 2004, including 1,200 Bahraini students.
Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain, the Access program provides scholarships to disadvantaged youth to help them become better citizens and fulfill their aspirations for higher education and better jobs.