Hadi's scholarship story
Today, Dr Hadi Alagha is an aspiring orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in the use of big data and AI to optimise patient safety. But he says that, had it not been for the generosity of Imperial’s alumni, he would not be here.
That’s because in 2012, Hadi, then an undergraduate, was forced to leave behind his home, friends and family in Syria to continue his medical studies in Europe. “I fled a war zone,” he says. “Without the generosity of the Imperial community, achieving my ambitions would have been very challenging. This opportunity gave me the peace of mind and freedom to focus on excelling in my development and allowed me to undertake the research which I hope, one day, will influence the surgical management of orthopaedics and trauma patients worldwide.”
Hadi received the President’s Scholarship which ensures extraordinary students are free to excel. No one knows the value of an Imperial education – and of Imperial research – better than our alumni community, and it is your support that helps to ensure that financial barriers do not stand in the way of a talented student and their dreams.
With your help, we can continue to provide essential aid to disadvantaged and deserving students through the Imperial Bursary, attract the best and brightest applicants with the President’s Scholarship, and meet the needs of those facing sudden financial hardship which casts their future at Imperial into doubt.
Your support can transform the life of an individual student and because they are Imperial students, many of those you support now will go on to change the world. You can help students such as Hadi by making a donation today or by leaving a gift in your will.