The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) Grants Scholarships to Six Bahraini Students

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) has granted scholarships to six Bahraini students for the incoming Class of 2027 in its efforts to provide an accessible American-model of education in the Kingdom. The scholarship recipients are Dana Ahmed and Fareeda AlMudaifa pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance; Mohammed AlZayani, Saud Shareeda, and Ziyad AlHajri pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; and Jawaher Kazim pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Digital Marketing and Social Media.

All candidates completed a rigorous evaluation process and were selected based on their exemplary academic performance, achievements, and motivation to succeed in an American-style environment. The merit-based scholarships will provide students with full tuition for their four-year undergraduate programs of choice and will guarantee internships at top firms in Bahrain.

AUBH Chief Operating Officer, William D. Hurt, commented, “At AUBH, we believe that creating opportunities for deserving students is central to our mission as a university. I am honored to welcome such talented young adults as the recipients of our AUBH scholarships, who have already demonstrated academic excellence and are active participants in their communities. We look forward to welcoming these six stellar students as part of the AUBH family, and we are happy to support them on their paths to success.”

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Amal Al Awadhi, Dean of Students, stated, “As part of our mission here at AUBH, we aspire to facilitate access to education for aspiring, high-achieving students who demonstrate a passion not only for academic excellence but for gaining skills and knowledge. These students make a difference and actively contribute to the socio-economic development of the community. We look forward to welcoming these six students on our campus.”

These 6 scholarship recipients have been selected from a wide pool of more than 80 applications, of which 13 were shortlisted. The recipients have shown enthusiasm and commitment towards both academics and extracurriculars; with an eagerness to make a difference in their communities. AUBH grants scholarships to students who demonstrate the ability to thrive in a diverse and multicultural environment. Applicants are assessed holistically beyond their academic performance such as GPA, English proficiency, and problem-solving abilities to include personal qualities and achievements outlined in their portfolios, personal statements, and interviews.