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AUS awards scholarships to active students
American University of Sharjah (AUS) honored six outstanding students by presenting them with the Active Student Scholarship awards at a special ceremony held on campus today, Thursday, October 27. Dr. Peter Heath, Chancellor of AUS, along with Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and other officials of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) presented the winners with their awards.
"You are the pride and joy of OSA," said Dr. Heath, addressing the scholarship winners. "Because of their activities, and what you represent, there's a wonderful balance in this university between real life activities and academia," he added.
Dr. Al Shehhi explained how student recognition contributes to strengthening student activities at AUS. "These students are role models. They have seized the various extracurricular opportunities offered by AUS and benefited from them in many ways. Their contribution to student life is highly valuable to us, and we acknowledge their hard work and commitment by awarding them this scholarship. I congratulate all the winners and wish them continued success at AUS," she added.
The scholarship were awarded to Deeppriya Kejriwal from the School of Business and Management; Bedoor Khalil from the College of Arts and Sciences; and Abdullah Al Alami, Osama Alhasan, Mohammad Omar Hukan and Sherok Metwaly from the College of Engineering.
"I'm really delighted that I got this great opportunity," said Bedoor Khalil, one of the recipients of the scholarship. "I put my soul into my work with community services, especially with the work involving orphans and the elderly," she added.
The Active Student Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate sophomore, junior and senior students who have excelled in extracurricular activities and whose efforts have produced exceptional results. Whether they take part in community service projects, are a part of the Student Leadership Program, or are a member of various clubs, all recipients have shown exceptional dedication to these activities.
The scholarships consist of up to 50 percent tuition remission and are granted on a renewable semester basis. The scholarship program aims to encourage and support students who have served the community and the university. It also aspires to support students who have limited financial resources and who live an active life on campus.