Since its launch in 2016, the Al Ghurair STEM Scholarship Program has provided 648 youth between the ages of 17 and 30 from 17 Arab countries with the opportunity to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at 15 partner universities in the region and beyond. While enrollment was capped for scholarships and the last intake was in 2019, enrolled scholars continue to receive financial support in the form of full tuition coverage and a living allowance.
By placing significant emphasis on career readiness, the STEM program provides scholars with the skills to be productive and secure jobs. This has included ongoing advising, mentorships, internships, skills development, community service, as well as networking and leadership opportunities alongside other Al Ghurair scholars and alumni from across the region.
In 2017, AGFE launched the Al Ghurair Open Learning Scholars Program (OLSP) to bring online degrees and credentials from Arizona State University (ASU) to Arab youth across the region. The program enhances the skills of scholars and value proposition in the labor market, while they continue their education at one of 38 degree programs offered at ASU.
Since its launch and the last cohort intake in 2019, the program has provided support to 423 scholars from 19 Arab countries, while providing skills-building and professional opportunities to promote their career readiness. They have also become part of a supportive community and enjoy tailored support throughout their educational journey with personal enrollment and success coaches, as well as an academic advisor.
Partner Universities for the Scholarship Programs
*The university is a partner for the MicroMasters program
**The university is a partner for the OLSP program