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MBZ higher education grant for 5 students

- BY SAMIHAH ZAMAN Senior Reporter

Five accomplish­ed Zayed University graduates will receive the Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Higher Education Grant this year to continue their studies at leading universiti­es.

The Emirates Foundation, which administer­s the grant, announced the names yesterday.

Maryam Al Memari will pursue a MSc in Environmen­tal Sciences and Policy from Johns Hopkins University and Maryam Omar Bin Haider will pursue a Msc in Public Health (Mental Health) from King’s College London.

Alya Sultan Alghfeli will work towards a Masters in Furniture Design from the Polytechni­c University of Milan, Eiman Abdullak Al Messabi will pursue a Master’s in Environmen­t: Dynamics of Territorie­s and Societies from Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and Noora Mohammad Al Hashimi will work towards a Master’s in Clinical Psychology at UAE University.

Launched in 2011, the grant programme aims to enable outstandin­g Emirati students to pursue their studies in strategic fields.

It has enabled 78 Zayed University graduates to continue their graduate studies. Among them, 58 have earned Master’s degrees, and 15 have completed their doctorate education.

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