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Sheikh Khalifa Scholarship Award winners announced
American University of Sharjah (AUS) has announced the names of winners of the Sheikh Khalifa Scholarship for Academic Year 2017-2018. The highly competitive award recognizes academic excellence, leadership potential, service to the community, demonstrated talent in the field of study, and participation in extracurricular and university activities.The four winners are Adnan Shahpurwala from the College of Engineering; Mohammad Abualhuda from the College of Architecture, Art and Design; Jennah Fakhouri from the College of Arts and Sciences; and Farah George from the School of Business Administration.
Dr. Leland Blank, Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer at AUS, welcomed the winners and their parents and said, "I am privileged to be here with you and congratulate four of our well spirited and extremely qualified students. I can appreciate how proud your families are. This award is by far the very highest honor that we can offer to a student at AUS."
Kevin Mitchell, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Instruction, also congratulated the students and explained the processes and stages they had to go through to earn the award.
The award process includes a rigorous review of applications by committees within each college/school and by a university committee that includes representatives from academic and non-academic units. The scholarship identifies students who exemplify the ideals of open intellectual inquiry, ethical behavior, and social and civic responsibility that form the core of the AUS mission.