GEMS Education offers over 100 scholarships for Emirati studentsSeptember 12, 2017, 6:15 am GMT
GEMS Education has offered over 100 scholarships to Emirati students through the Mohammed Bin Rashid Distinguished Students Programme.
The Emirati scholarship students have been placed in 10 GEMS schools in Dubai, while another 50 students will be enroled across various schools over the next few weeks, the school operator said.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Distinguished Students Programme offers top performing Emirati students scholarships to study in Dubai's top private schools.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Distinguished Students Programme is the first of its kind in the UAE and aims to prepare Emiratis by combining innovative, smart and positive educational practices.
Schools like GEMS World Academy – Dubai, GEMS Wellington Academy - Al Khail and GEMS Dubai American Academy have been popular choices for families on this programme.
Sawsan Bukallah, whose two sons Hussein and Mohammed Al Asmakh are a part of the programme, said: "I am delighted that I applied for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Distinguished Students Programme and incredibly grateful that my children are recipients of this prestigious scholarship. I chose GEMS Wellington Academy - Al Khail because it provides premium British education that is globally recognised for entry to higher education. I believe the school will provide my children with an excellent start to their education, embedding the core competencies required to be successful learners."
GEMS Education chief education officer Sir Christopher Stone said: "GEMS Education, in partnership with the KHDA, is committed to supporting the bold vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. We are proud that 10 GEMS schools are now working with these outstanding young people who are set to become the next generation of Emirati leaders. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Distinguished Students is aligned with the GEMS Education values of excellence, innovation and global citizenship and we are delighted to be part of it."
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