The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) felicitated winners of the 2011 spring scholarships and Deans Merit List at a ceremony attended by students, parents and faculty members at Dubai Knowledge Village recently.
A total of 102 scholarships worth AED 874,000 entitling the recipients to 10 to 100 per cent off on tuition fees were presented to undergraduate and postgraduate students for the Spring semester. In addition, 69 others were named on the Deans List in recognition of overall academic excellence in the past academic year.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Rob Whelan, President UOWD, said, "Over the past 18 years, UOWD has earned a reputation for quality and as a result we are known for the high quality of our graduates. We are delighted to recognise some really deserving students through these scholarships. In addition, we are proud to announce new entrants to our Deans List which recognises sustained excellence in all subjects.
Gladwyn Menezes, a BBA student who won a 50% merit and sporting scholarship and also figured in the Deans List, said: "This scholarship crowns my happy experience in this University. I am delighted with the opportunities I got here and the recognition that has come my way. UOWD offers a lot; one only has to go for it. I think I can achieve anything now.
Hanady Al Hashmi, an Emirati postgraduate student of first year Strategic Marketing and working in a pubic sector bank, said: "It is great to be recognised by the University through this 50% scholarship. I worked very hard for it, and I will work harder to maintain my grades.
Simran Ramchandani, a new undergraduate finance student who won a 50% scholarship, said: "This will motivate me to work harder to excel in academics. I am looking forward to a fruitful experience at UOWD.
The Deans Merit list 2010 featured 69 Students from the Faculties of Business and Management, Computer Science and Engineering and Finance and Accounting.
The scholarships were presented during a colourful ceremony to celebrate Australia National Day on January 26.
For a complete list of Undergraduate and Postgraduate scholarship winners for Spring 2011, please click here.