First Published: 2007-11-05

 
Auchi launches fellowship for young Arab leaders
 

AUC announces ‘Nadhmi Auchi fellowship for young Arab leaders’.

 

Middle East Online

Mrs Auchi, and AUC President with the Egyptian Ambassador, his wife and Ms Mary Iskanderi

LONDON & CAIRO — The American University in Cairo today announced the establishment of the Nadhmi Auchi Young Arab Leaders Fellowships, funded through the generosity of Nadhmi Auchi. The fellowships will be provided to individuals in the Arab world of intellectual distinction, excellence in qualities of mind and person, as well as exhibiting promise of effective service to the world. In essence, it is designed to develop a new cadre of public and community leaders who can fill critical leadership positions in Egypt and the Arab world.

AUC President David D. Arnold noted that by identifying and supporting emerging talent the Auchi fellows will “foster the development of human resources for a new generation of leaders for the region. It will create students,” Arnold said, “of intellect and character who have the skills and the desire to continue learning and to serve others throughout their lives as well as provide an opportunity for many outstanding students to attend the leading university in the Middle East. AUC is honored that Mr. Nadhmi Auchi has chosen AUC as the beneficiary of his desire to contribute to the development of the future leaders of the Arab region.

The program is open to qualified Egyptian and other Arab college graduates to attend a graduate program at AUC on a full tuition-free basis. Applicants must be from the Arab region and must meet the academic criteria for graduate admission specified by the university’s graduate programs, as well as demonstrating scholastic achievement and scholarly promise. A selection committee will establish the selection criteria and process, administer the fellowship and decide on the program’s recipients.

The committee will look for a person's intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society by providing service to their communities and applying their talents and knowledge to improve the lives of others. Applicants must be motivated to use their education to give something back to their societies. Students must have the ability to make a significant contribution to their discipline while at AUC, with a strong aptitude for research, analysis and a creative approach to defining and solving problems. Students must also have at least two years of relevant professional experience beyond the bachelor degree in community/public service or related sectors.

AUC has a tradition of recognizing its responsibility to provide a high-quality education to as many deserving students as possible, regardless of the student’s ability to finance his or her undergraduate education. “AUC works closely with individuals and local corporations to raise funds for scholarships for students from Egypt and the Arab world. We share with local business leaders and community leaders the desire to provide high quality education to the best and brightest students from Egypt and the Arab region,” said Arnold.

Set within the context of Egypt and the Arab world, AUC is a multicultural institution which offers an American style liberal arts education that follows a tradition of innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary study to prepare students to thrive professionally in a global society. Students are encouraged to deliberate and cultivate critical thinking necessary for becoming productive citizens and life-long learners.

During an AUC ceremony in London, Auchi was awarded ‘The Presidential Prize’ by the Arnold in appreciation of the businessman’s efforts in supporting higher education in the Arab World. Mrs. Auchi received the prize on her husband’s behalf.

The fellowship is the second such a grant sponsored by Auchi for Arab scholars, where had previously initiated a fund that provides training for Arab doctors and researchers at Hammersmith Hospital’s ‘Auchi Dialysis Unit’, a centre that was also funded by the Arab businessman to help fight kidney diseases.

In addition to being a prominent businessman, Nadhmi Auch is also the President of the Anglo Arab Organisation, an NGO body set to attempt building economic and cultural bridges between the peoples of the Arab world and the West.

 

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