Farah accepting the award from Usama al-Khalidi’s grandson, Ali-Usama Zreik.

Farah accepting the award from Usama al-Khalidi’s grandson, Ali-Usama Zreik.

Farah Alloush

Farah Ismail Alloush was the 2017 recipient of the Usama al-Khalidi award.  An exceptional student of biology, she was on the Dean’s Honor List during her entire undergraduate career at AUB. Farah is enrolled at the AUB Medical School for the fall of 2017.

Multitalented, Farah’s achievements don’t end at her 4.0 GPA. She is also a performer, having acted and directed in theatre productions in school and university. In 2016, she was among the directing and acting team of a play called “Victor Fair”, and has taken part in the annual 7akawati competition in Hamra.   Farah also contributes to the literary journal “Rusted Radishes”.  

But to really understand Farah Alloush, you have to look at her long list of voluntary and charity work, a mark of dedication and commitment to serve her community.  Among her many activities are her fundraising efforts for SOS Villages, the Foyer St. Georges retirement home, the Fanar juvenile penitentiary, and "Dalia Wel Teghyir”, an organization that supports the remodeling of underprivileged households.  Farah has also led a campaign in support of the Medical Missions for Children Organization that provides free surgery for children born with cleft lip, and has supported the activities of “Maakom” an organization that aims to reduce school drop-out rates in Tripoli through after school programs.  

A renaissance woman who truly embodies the spirit of Usama al-Khalidi.  Mabrouk Farah!