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2016 Gratitude Scholarships

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative and Near East Foundation Announce 10 Students as Recipients of 2016 Gratitude Scholarships

Ten recipients of the Gratitude Scholarship program from Syria, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, the Palestinian Territories and Lebanon will begin their studies at United World College (UWC) schools around the world in September.  Each is either a refugee or displaced, living in extreme poverty, or living with the loss of a parent or a guardian. Seven of the students will attend UWC Dilijan in…

2016 Aurora Prize: How is the $1 million award being used?

Proceeds of the 2016 Aurora Prize will fund several projects in four countries with a focus on child refugees and orphans

The $1 million award for the first Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity will fund projects in Rwanda, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Brazil. The proceeds will support initiatives that are combatting child poverty and advancing aid and rehabilitation for child refugees and orphans. As Aurora Prize Laureate, Marguerite Barankitse – founder of Maison Shalom and the…

Marguerite Barankitse Addresses the UN World Humanitarian Summit

Aurora Prize Laureate Marguerite Barankitse speaks at the UN’s World Humanitarian Summit, a gathering of 5,000 politicians and leaders from the global humanitarian community

In her first public address as Aurora Prize Laureate, Marguerite Barankitse will discuss how grassroots initiatives in conflict-afflicted communities are influencing humanitarian engagement and shifting the rules of engagement. Marguerite will participate in the ‘People at the Centre’ Special Session during the two-day Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.

Five Finalists Selected for Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity in…

Ultimate Aurora Prize Laureate to Receive US$1,000,000 Award to…

The Selection Committee for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity has…

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Nominations Open for the 2017 Aurora Prize

Aurora Prize Co-Chairs, George Clooney and Elie Wiesel, open the…

Nominations open on June 1, for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity,…

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Marguerite Barankitse Awarded Inaugural Aurora Prize for Awakening…

George Clooney, Co-Chair of the Selection Committee, presents…

Marguerite Barankitse from Maison Shalom and REMA Hospital in Burundi was…

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Aurora Prize Guests Visit the Armenian Genocide Memorial

Guests attend the remembrance ceremony at the Armenian Genocide…

The Laying of the Flowers Ceremony takes place on April 24, the…

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Aurora Prize Selection Committee members open the Global Forum…

Selection Committee Co-Chair George Clooney and Vartan Gregorian…

George Clooney, Aurora Prize Selection Committee Co-Chair, and  …

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George Clooney visits United World College Dilijan

UWC Dilijan students welcome Aurora Prize Selection Committee Co…

Students participated in a Q&A with Mr Clooney and Ruben Vardanyan,…

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