Bright sparks seek help from scholarship scheme
They may be among the smartest science pupils in their schools, but their dream of attending a top university is threatened by sky-high fees their parents can’t afford.
And so a Dhs4.2 billion education endowment scheme by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation could be a lifeline for these three students and many others like, ensuring they will join the ranks of the UAE’s scientists and engineers.
7DAYS caught up with pupils who have applied for the first By Sarwat Nasir of 15,000 scholarships that will be given to young people over the next 10 years.
The aim is to ensure that bright pupils who would struggle to afford the typical Dhs90,000 per year fees can get a degree in science, maths, technology or engineering, skills that will be much sough after in the post-oil era Arab world. Successful candidates will begin studying in September or January.