UAE telco du is looking for Emirati high school graduates to participate in its ongoing scholarship program with the American University in Dubai (AUD).
The company is offering full time scholarships for 20 students, studying arts and science subjects.
This continued agreement is in line with du's efforts to empower the community by development of Emirati individuals through its core business and services, under the company's knowledge empowerment platform.
"This is our opportunity to support the UAE leadership in their goals towards creating a smart future, one in which national participation in the workforce is vital. At du we believe that students are the bedrock for a sustainable, knowledge based economy and providing them with the tools to succeed allows us to make a positive contribution to our country and its people," said Ibrahim Nassir, chief human capital and administration officer at du. "Our partnership with AUD will help shape the thought leaders of tomorrow and offer Emiratis a workplace advantage by refining their career path, knowledge and skills. du's topmost priority is the well-being, progression and engagement of our Emirati colleagues, and we are proud to support the UAE's vision in this way."
Aspiring students need to pass the admission criteria and have a minimum of 80% in high school results. Supported majors include Bachelor of Communication and Information Studies (B.C.I.S), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Interior Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Visual Communication, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.), Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (B.S.Comp.E.), Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.). For students who miss out on getting a TOFEL score of 550, there are two Intensive English Language courses, covered by the scholarship: IELC Level 3 and IELC Level 4. Upon receiving the scholarships, the student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 per semester and must pass the two Intensive English Language courses. Full details of the scholarship, including the application process, can be found at http://www.du.ae/about-us/du-scholarships. The annual scholarship application deadline is 20 August 2015.