The Zade Shamma Endowed Scholarship Fund

Portrait of Zade ShammaZade Julian Shamma passed away suddenly in September 2021, just two months shy of his 17th birthday. He was an outstanding student who excelled in everything he set his mind to including academics, computer sciences, and sports. He also was a firm believer in the value of an education and had already decided to pursue a degree in business.

To honor Zade’s memory and dreams, his parents, Dr. Fayek and Zein Shamma, have created this endowed scholarship fund in his name to support students interested in studying finance and business at the Lebanese American University. They chose LAU due to the current circumstances in Lebanon, knowing that young people there now face unprecedented difficulties in pursuing higher education.

We are grateful to Zade’s family and community who have donated more than $123,000 to launch this fund. Your contributions ensure that the Zade Shamma Endowed Scholarship Fund will continue to grow and generate much-needed aid.

We at LAU promise to honor Zade’s aspirations by extending financial aid to finance and business students in perpetuity. Those who receive this scholarship will know that they are beneficiaries of your generosity and Zade’s name will live on through them.