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Active students at AUS awarded scholarships
Nine outstanding American University of Sharjah (AUS) students were awarded Active Student Scholarships at a special ceremony held at AUS recently.
The Active Student Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who display excellence in extracurricular activities, including community service projects, clubs and the Student Leadership Program. The awards were presented by AUS Acting Chancellor, Dr. Thomas Hochstettler. Also in attendance were Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and other senior officials.
"We at AUS value the importance of extra- and co-curricular activities because they add so much to the student experience. As a residential university and as a university that values all aspects of human development, and seeks to promote human development in all aspects, we are pleased and proud to be able to offer such excellent programs in the area of student activities," said Dr. Hochstettler. "And we are pleased to be expanding those programs in ways that will continue over the course of time to serve students ever better and to make them ever better citizens of the world," he added.
Dr. Al Shehhi congratulated the awards winners and said, "This semester we have received many applications for the scholarship. Competition has been stringent as many applicants are well-qualified for the scholarship," she said. "This is a good indicator that many of our students understand how extracurricular activities complement and enhance their learning experience at AUS. These students have become highly competent and achieved exceptional results in their chosen fields of interest with activities. I congratulate all the winners and wish them success in their academic endeavors," she added.
The scholarships for Spring 2014 were awarded to Student Clubs and Organizations members Nawshad Akther Chowdhury, Amr Alaa Abd El Aal and Muhammad A. Muzaffar; Community Services volunteers Nada El Hindi, Maissam Mustafa and Mariam Kamel; and Student Leadership Program participants Hanin Abbas Hazeem, Yasser Al Banna and Loay Farhat.