American University in the Emirates (AUE), located in Dubai International Academic City, on Sunday announced 100 scholarships worth around Dh20 million in total.
The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Shaikh Zayed.
On Sunday, AUE President Professor Muthanna Ghani Abdul Razzaq said during a press conference: “This year, as we celebrate [the legacy of Shaikh Zayed], these scholarship opportunities will first be given to the wives and children of martyrs, followed by scholarships to be granted to prisoners in penal institutions where they are able to access educational resources and use these to the fullest, in order to better their lives.”
An important consideration for every student who qualifies is that they must maintain a constant CGPA [Cumulative Grade Point Average] of around 3.6 for undergraduate and masters programmes.
The scholarships are open to students of all nationalities, based in the UAE or abroad, provided they meet all eligibility criteria.
AUE, founded in 2006, has colleges of Media and Mass Communication; Business Administration; Law; Fine Arts and Design; Computer Information Technology; and Education.