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AUS student-athletes awarded scholarships
Sixteen outstanding student-athletes from American University of Sharjah (AUS) were awarded the AUS Athletic Scholarship for the Fall 2011 semester today, October 25, at a special ceremony held at the AUS Chancellor's office.
Dr. Peter Heath, Chancellor of AUS, congratulated the students on their achievements. Also present on the occasion was Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, as well as other AUS officials.
"The athletic scholarship is a gesture of the university's support to financially deserving student-athletes and a manifestation of our university's commitment toward promoting the role of athletics in higher education," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi. "I congratulate the winners of the scholarships, and I thank all our student-athletes for their efforts in representing AUS and for their achievements in the intercollegiate sporting arena."
The recipients are Tarek Joudeh, Marwan Thabet and Bassel Khanafer for men's soccer; Ahmed Abdelwahab Mekki and Mohammed Zaydan Chohayber for men's basketball; Fahad Tariq Raja and Shahzada Haris Attique for cricket; Hisham Amin Alayan and Ahmed Ismaeel Al Madani for men's volleyball; Samer Hijazi for men's badminton; Dana Adel Abdul Khalek and Julie Maha Doughan for women's basketball; Joanne Youssef Mattar and Roseanne Aqel for women's volleyball; Shaheen Salim Khoja for women's table tennis; and Lilian Ghassan Neim for women's swimming.
The scholarships consist of a 50 percent tuition remission and are granted on a renewable semester basis. The scholarship program aims to encourage, improve and develop sports at the university. It also aims to support the student-athletes who have limited financial recourses and who demonstrate athletic excellence as well as outstanding sports qualities.