BEIRUT: US Charge d'Affaires Michele Sison presented on Thursday a donation of $700,000 to Dr. Paul Haidastian, the president of Haigazian University, to finance scholarships for deserving students. This funding, provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will support 371 students as they pursue their educations. "One of the US core values is education. It is a value that Americans share with Lebanese. Our support for Haigazian University, as well as other Lebanese educational institutions, assists students as they make Lebanon, the region and the world a better place," Sison said.