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AUS students awarded for excellence in extracurricular activities and athletics
The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) awarded 31 students with partial scholarships at a special ceremony held recently. The students were recognized for their commitment to, and excellence in, both extracurricular activities and athletics.
These awards align with the AUS’ mission to provide an encouraging learning environment that allows students to showcase their potential while pushing intellectual boundaries. These scholarships will cover a maximum of 25 percent of tuition expenses and are renewed on a semester basis.
Fifteen outstanding students received the AUS Active Student Scholarship, recognizing their excellence in extracurricular activities and their positive influence on peers.
Sixteen students were awarded the AUS Athletic Scholarship in recognition of their achievements in sports, their commitment to good sportsmanship, and their consistent participation in various athletic activities including soccer, badminton, swimming, basketball, cricket and powerlifting.
“We are proud to recognize the remarkable accomplishments of our students. Their dedication and hard work have paid off, and these awards are a testament to the potential of our students,” said Dr. Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, Executive Director of Student Experience at AUS.
She added: ”As a student-focused university, we believe in recognizing students who have achieved excellence in athletics and other extracurricular activities. This encourages students to know that their hard work is appreciated and that going the extra mile in both domains is essential for them to reach their full potential.”
Rewa Hajjar, majoring in design management and minoring in illustration and animation, was one of the recipients of the AUS Athletic Scholarship for her performance as part of the women’s badminton team.
Hajjar said: "I am glad to be awarded the AUS Athletic Scholarship. This award is a testament to the impact of our efforts and is motivational for us to work harder and contribute to the causes that will lead to a healthier learning environment for the AUS community."
Muhammad Junaid, a computer science student in his third year at AUS, was one of the recipients of the AUS Active Student Scholarship. This was his third consecutive year to receive the award.
Junaid said: “Being awarded the AUS Active Scholarship for the third time motivates me to participate more frequently in extracurricular activities. I have my own start-up in hydroponics to promote sustainable diets, and I represented AUS in many national and international competitions and conferences. All successes were made possible because of the quality of education and motivation we get from AUS. Thank you for encouraging us to always think out of the box.”
The awards were presented by Graeme Dobie, the Director of Student Athletic and Recreation, in the presence of Haifa Ismail, the Director of Student Engagement and Leadership, and other senior officials.
Recipients of the AUS Active Student Scholarship were Anam Fatima, Ansah Juned Siddiqui, Bhavika Vohra, Danyah Khan, Jahnavi Doshi, Jovita Mariam Cherian, Kareena Naresh Menghrajani, Khaled Bashar Khawaja, Maisha Tasnia, Muhammad Junaid, Prem Rajendran, Rahma Zuhair, Sameera Nawaz Khan, Samrin Saleem and Utkarsh Chauhan.
Recipients of the AUS Athletic Scholarship were Ahmed Amr, Chanel Samantha, Farah Hammam, Jana Kayyal, Kumail Hassan Rasheed Hassan, Mohamed Jaafar, Mohammed Fawaz Nazir Patel, Mohammed Subbah, Mouhammad Malick Cisse, Neha Anna Abraham, Nelly Karim Abdalla, Rand Alyahya, Rewa Hajjar, Shriya Shetty, Talha Syed and Vicky Naser.
AUS is committed to ensuring that financial means do not become a hindrance for qualified students to get the best education they deserve. Students are encouraged to apply for financial grants and assistance. AUS offers a wide range of grants and scholarships for undergraduate students, as well as graduate assistantships and work-study opportunities for graduate students.
For more information on AUS scholarships, visit www.aus.edu/admissions/financial-grants-and-scholarships.