Sheikh Hamdan scholarship offered to 20 students in Abu Dhabi

Each scholarship will cover tuition and fees for each study term that the student is enrolled in one of the school’s 24 undergraduate programmes in either Abu Dhabi or Al Ain.

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ABU DHABI // Twenty top-performing high-school graduates are being offered full scholarships to Abu Dhabi University as part of the Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed scholarship programme.

Each scholarship will cover tuition and fees for each study term that the student is enrolled in one of the school’s 24 undergraduate programmes in either Abu Dhabi or Al Ain.

To be selected for the scholarship, the 20 students must have achieved a score of 98 per cent or higher in the annual Grade 12 examination.

“These scholarships play a vital role in encouraging those outstanding students to continue striving for excellence and commence their journey of pursuing higher education at one of the nation’s most prestigious national universities,” said Ali Al Dhaheri, the chairman of the university’s board of directors.

Since 2009, the scholarships have been awarded to high-achieving students by Sheikh Hamdan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and president of Abu Dhabi University’s Board of Regents.

“The initiative also naturally corresponds with Abu Dhabi University’s philosophy of attracting distinguished students from all over the UAE to continue developing specialised cadres that contribute to the national development process and meet the requirements of the Policy Agenda of the Government of Abu Dhabi and its Economic Vision 2030,” said Mr Al Dhaheri.

Scholarship recipients must be committed to maintaining a minimum Cumulative Grade Points Average of 3.7 and a minimum of 12 credit hours per term.

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