First Palestinian to Take Scholarship at Dutch University

Our Biblical Studies student Mousa Kasabra is the first Palestinian, and the third Arab, to take the “Bridging the Gaps” scholarship from Vrjie University in Amsterdam, Holland, to engage in religious research.

Mousa was born in Beit Jala in 1995 to a Christian family. He is a current student in the Biblical Studies Department and is on-track to graduate next year.

Mousa said that this scholarship is unlike any other. It is one of the most important international research scholarships. The competition was strong, and it had difficult conditions for acceptance.

Mousa added that the choice came after continuous efforts in cooperation with the Dean of Students, Mrs. Shireen Awad. This choice, he said, makes him proud on a Palestinian and international level.

Mousa is very proud of what he has achieved, and that he is seeking success in the Netherlands to promote the name of Palestine and Bethlehem Bible College.

He is grateful to Bethlehem Bible College, headed by Rev. Dr. Jack Sara, to the founder of the college Dr. Bishara Awad, and to the faculty of BBC. They have provided him with methods of success, and opened the doors for him to reach out to the world.

We are very proud of Mousa, as well as all of our students, and we are thankful that the mission of BBC is filling their lives.

Mousa, first one to the right.

Amira Farhoud

Amira is the Social Media Manager of Bethlehem Bible College. She is a committed Palestinian Christian who has a passion for writing about the intersection of faith and seeking justice for her fellow countrymen. To read more of her writings sign up for Bethlehem Bible College’s monthly newsletter.