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AUS students recognized for their academic excellence at Honors Convocation
American University of Sharjah (AUS) celebrated the academic excellence and achievements of 449 distinguished students at the Honors Convocation ceremony on November 3.
The Honors Convocation recognized the achievements of AUS students who attained a GPA of 3.5 in both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.
One hundred and three outstanding students received the Gold Medal, which is given to those being recognized at the Honors Convocation for the third or fourth time. One hundred and nineteen students received the Silver Medal, which is awarded to students making their second appearance on the prestigious honors list. The Bronze medal went to 227 students who were being honored at the event for the first time. Out of the total number of students honored this year, 270 were women and 179 were men.
Four exceptional students and recipients of the Sheikh Khalifa Scholarships were also recognized during the convocation. Awarded to juniors and seniors, the scholarship recognizes academic excellence, leadership potential, service to community, demonstrated talent in the field of study, and participation in extracurricular and university activities. Winners are selected through an annual competition conducted within each college/school, and they can receive the scholarship for up to four consecutive semesters or until graduation requirements are complete.
This year’s recipients of the Sheikh Khalifa Scholarships were Eyad Abdelazim Mohamed Ali from the College of Engineering; Alaa Ibrahim Itani from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS); AlZaina Ahmad Lootah from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD); and Gouthami Vinod Pillai from the School of Business (SBA).
During the event, 325 students were awarded the Chancellor’s List Scholarship, which goes to students who must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA, are registered in a minimum of 15 credit hours, have no incomplete or failing grades in any courses, and have no disciplinary action against them.
These scholarships are part of a comprehensive need- and merit-based financial assistance program offered by AUS. Every year, two out of three AUS students qualify for a scholarship or financial grant.
Silver medal recipient student Majid Ahmed said he was thankful for the recognition. Ahmed is looking forward to graduation and making a difference in the electrical engineering industry. He is also looking into pursuing his studies at a later stage.
First-time honoree Banan Mohgob expressed her appreciation for the recognition. “I really feel honored to be awarded. I have been working really hard and it is fulfilling for my efforts being recognized,” said the second-year chemical engineering student. Looking to the future, the Bronze Medal recipient is hoping to work in chemical project management after graduation.