Prishtina, Kosovo – Xhorsi Leka Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K), in honor of Xhorsi Leka, to support talented young minds from Albania that wish to pursue their studies at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K).
Xhorsi Leka was a young man from Tirana, Albania who touched the lives of everyone he met with his selflessness, loving character and lively personality. Xhorsi was beloved by his classmates, his teachers and all who know him. Sadly, in 2012 at the age of sixteen, Xhorsi was the victim of a tragic accident, which took his life and interrupted his dreams of completing his high school education and attending college.
To honor Xhorsi and express their eternal love for him, the Leka, Cami, and Metaj families and other friends have established this Memorial Scholarship Fund in Xhorsi’s memory, to honor his passion for learning and to help deserving students from Albania fulfill their dreams and attain higher education.
The idea for establishing this scholarship at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) came from Xhorsi’s first cousins; in particular, Eva and Amy Cami, who are preparing to pursue higher education themselves. Upon establishment of the scholarship, Amy Cami stated: “We wish to honor Xhorsi’s memory through this scholarship as well as help deserving students fulfill their dreams of continuing their education at a prestigious university. RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) has a well-earned reputation for rigorous academics and has had a strong impact for Albanians in the Balkans”.
For the 2019/2020 academic year, the winner of the Xhorsi Leka Memorial Scholarship is Ms. Arsida Basha. Arsida comes from an Albanian family, raised in the small city of Bulqizë, Albania. Arsida completed her high school education at the “Sami Frasheri” high school, where she was an exceptional student. Arsida chose RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) because she saw here an opportunity “not only to get a highly qualified education but also to create a greater life elsewhere” like she has always aspired to do. Arsida’s passion is in graphic design, and she aspires to make a career creating animated movies, and to establish her own animation company such as Disney and others. For Arsida, winning the Xhorsi Leka Memorial Scholarship “means that there are people in the world that are really generous and bighearted and I think that now it is my duty to pay them back by making them and the school proud by employing my skills as a route to success”.
The Xhorsi Leka Memorial Scholarship will be available annually to support deserving students from Albania to fulfill their dreams and attain a higher education. There are no preferred degree or study orientations that will be favored; rather, the Xhorsi Leka Memorial Scholarship will support students from Albania who are committed, dedicated and passionate about their educational and academic pursuits.
To make a gift to the Xhorsi Leka Memorial Scholarship fund, please CLICK HERE and help us support more students to acquire a quality American education right here in Kosovo!
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