DOHA, QATAR (CBSDFW.COM) – Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old who became famous after being arrested for bringing a homemade clock to MacArthur High School because a teacher thought it might be a bomb, accepted a scholarship to Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF).
Mohamed and his family were invited to visit Qatar Foundation earlier this month in recognition of Ahmed’s creative capabilities that have earned him invitations to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University and more recently, the White House, where he met President Obama at the ‘White House Astronomy Night’.
According to a news release from the family’s public relations firm, Mohamed is the latest recipient of a scholarship from the Young Innovators Program which supports young, exceptional Arabs by offering educational opportunities in Qatar. The Program encourages recipients to follow their aspirations in education while fostering a culture of innovation and creativity.
After accepting Qatar Foundation’s scholarship, Ahmed Mohamed said, “I was really impressed with everything that Qatar Foundation has to offer and the campuses are really cool. I got to meet other kids who are also really interested in science and technology. I think I will learn a lot and also have lots of fun there.”
The news release goes on to say, “As an incubator of knowledge and talent, QF values its multiculturalism, diversity and non- discriminatory atmosphere, and is happy to welcome Ahmed to the Young Innovators Program. QF is glad to welcome the family to Doha and provide Ahmed with the opportunity to develop his skills and excel in future endeavors.”
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