American University in Cairo (AUC) announced plans to offer ten scholarships for high secondary (thanawiyaamma) students applying for Fall 2019.
Randa Kamel, chief enrollment officer and assistant provost for academic student services, explained that the Public School Scholarship Fund (PSSF), one of AUC’s most successful scholarship programs, offers full-tuition scholarships each year for 20 public school students to study at AUC.
Applicants should be Egyptian students, graduating from public schools, experimental schools, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics schools (STEM) or Egyptian International Certificate Education(EICE) certificate holders. They should have an outstanding secondary school academic record, demonstrate financial need and meet AUC admission requirements.
On another hand, the undergraduate students from Upper Egypt also have outstanding scholarship opportunities at AUC through Empowerand Orascom Construction Scholarship. Empower scholarship provides five full and/or partial annual scholarships to outstandingthanawiyaammagraduates from five governorates in Upper Egypt: Assiut, BeniSuef, Minya, Sohag and Fayoum. Orascom Construction Scholarship provides full tuition annual scholarships to public or private high school graduates from eight governorates in Upper Egypt: Assiut, BeniSwef, Minya, Sohag, Fayoum, Qena, Luxor and Aswan, to pursue an undergraduate degree in economics at AUC.
In addition, The Egyptian Refining Company Public School Scholarship supports one undergraduate student from a public school in Matareya, Khosos or Shark Shubra El Kheima (Mostorod) who demonstrates academic merit and financial need.
AUC offers scholarships for students who excel in STEM including Al Ghurair STEM Scholarship Program that supports talented Egyptian students to pursue their undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in any STEM majors offered by AUC.
Other scholarships include Mohamed Bin Abdulkarim A. Allehedan Endowed Scholarship and Scientific Research Fund that offers scholarships based on merit and financial need to students interested in studying in the fields of basic science such as Mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, energy and petroleum, water and environment, economics, and development.
Kamel noted that this Fall, AUC is introducing Attijariwafa Bank PSSF Scholarship for students with disabilities which will support one undergraduate public student with a physical or learning disability who has demonstrated exceptional academic and leadership capabilities.