The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently awarded scholarships for academic and sports excellence, amounting to over AED 9.3 million for the duration of programs commencing in the September 2011 semester, the highest ever in the universitys 18-year history.
A total of 236 scholarships were offered to students in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Over 80 students, parents, friends and academics attended the scholarship presentation ceremony.
The scholarships, which entitle the recipients from 10% to 100% off on tuition fees (excluding living and other expenses) were presented to new and continuing students by David Rome, President, UOWD, at a special ceremony held at UOWD in Dubai Knowledge Village.
Addressing the recipients, David Rome commented, "we are delighted to give the highest number of scholarships to meritorious students this year. Earning a scholarship from an institution like UOWD, which prides itself on the quality of its degree programs, is a true reflection of the high caliber of these students. These scholarships therefore represent recognition of truly outstanding students.
Sandra Lee, Registrar, UOWD, introduced the students and urged them to work harder to maintain their high academic standards.
"As a university that places a premium on academic and sports excellence, UOWD follows a stringent selection process to ensure that deserving students get recognized and are rewarded through scholarships, said Lee. "This kind of recognition provides great motivation for students to work harder towards greater excellence.