GEMS Education launches full scholarships to elite universities globally
New initiative is exclusively available to GEMS Education students who have been accepted at top universities including Ivy League and Russell Group institutions
Every year one student per university will receive a full scholarship covering the duration of their degree programme for up to four years
Date: 23 September 2018 Dubai, UAE: GEMS Education has launched a new scholarship programme for exceptionally gifted students attending elite universities around the world. Starting from the 2019-20 academic year, 10 full scholarships valued at over USD 1.3M will be awarded annually to GEMS Education students who have been accepted into the programme of their choice at one of 10 select institutions. GEMS Education will cover each student’s tuition fees for the duration of their degree course for up to four years.
One scholarship will be awarded per university, with institutions spread across the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, including a number of highest-ranked Ivy League and Russell Group universities. Institutions part of the initiative include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Australian National University, McGill University, and University of Melbourne. These have been selected for their world-class reputations as well as the variety and quality of their academic programme offerings and teaching faculties.
Commenting on the launch of the programme, Sunny Varkey, Founder, GEMS Education, said: “This initiative is close to my heart, and I am immensely proud that we are able to offer our brightest students the opportunity of a lifetime to study at some of the best universities in the world. We are always looking for ways to support our students both during and after their time with GEMS Education, and this new scholarship offering is a further component of our expanding proposition, complementing existing components such as our UniConnect and college and careers counselling programmes. Crucially, it also takes us a step closer to achieving our mission of putting a quality education within the reach of every child.”
To apply for a scholarship to one of the select institutions, GEMS Education students must present a letter of acceptance, along with supporting documentation through their school counsellor. Selection is based on academic performance, project work, contributions to the local community, professional experience and financial need. If successful, students will be required to document their experiences and act as mentors to future graduates, while maintaining a good academic standing.
About GEMS Education
GEMS Education is one of the world’s oldest and largest K-12 private education providers. It is a highly-regarded choice for quality private education in the Middle East and North Africa region. As a company founded in the UAE in 1959, it holds an unparalleled track-record of providing diverse curricula and educational choices to all socio-economic means. Operating 47 owned and operated schools, and a further three managed in the MENA region, GEMS Education currently serves over 115,000 students; and through its growing network of schools as well as charitable contributions is fulfilling the founder’s vision of putting a quality education within the reach of every child.
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