A new cohort of academically gifted students was welcomed to the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently during a formal scholarship ceremony.
Meeting the rigorous standards of the University, scholarships of between 15 and 50 per cent were awarded to 113 undergraduate and postgraduate students in front of an audience of family members and University faculty.
Mr Felix Lanceley, Director of Student Services and Academic Registrar said: “It is very challenging to meet the scholarship requirements and we are therefore delighted to be able to celebrate the accomplishments of our students. The scholarships will allow our rising academic stars to benefit from a quality education from one of the UAE’s most prestigious universities”.
Amongst the top performing undergraduate students was the UAEs top CBSE achiever, Raina Shah, Ayman Abdelgwwad from Egypt and Mohammad Nihal from Pakistan. On postgraduate level, Aziza Dalil from France, Sami Al Rikabi from the UK and Mailha Adel Awatfa, a UAE National, were among the scholarship recipients.
Commenting on the award, Master of Educational Studies student Aziza Dalil said: “The academic journey is rarely smooth and straightforward as it requires stamina and perseverance. The scholarship is not only a recognition of past academic performance, but it also expresses the University’s faith in our success and future growth. By accepting it, we make a promise – even a commitment, to deliver to the best of our abilities”.
“This scholarship is one of my biggest achievements, it reminds me that no matter how hard something is, you can work through it and succeed. This scholarship is my motivation of working hard”, commented Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering student, Ayman Abdelgwwad.
At the beginning of the Autumn semester, the University provides a range of scholarships ranging from 15 to 50 percent, enabling deserving students to achieve greater success at university and to motivate them to make it through their higher education.