Abu Dhabi: New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) on Tuesday announced the recipients of the Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Scholarship for Outstanding High School Students, with 31 students accepted into its summer academy programme. The summer academy, which is now in its sixth year, is an 18-month programme that takes place over two summers following grades 10 and 11, and also includes three semesters of online courses through the academic year.
For the duration of the course, the Emirati students will be familiarised with the academic standards and requirements they will need to enter the world’s best universities, and will also include foreign travels to New York University’s academic centre in Florence, Italy, and its main campus in New York, USA.
As part of their foreign travels, the Emirati students will not only be involved in academic studies, but cultural experiences as well, and will have the opportunity to visit well-known museums, historical sites, local cultural events, and community leaders.
“Students first had to be nominated by their high schools for their academic excellence and leadership abilities, and then we chose a number of finalists to bring to campus for interviews,” said Diane C. Yu, the Executive Director of the summer academy.
“The successful students won the Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Scholarship for Outstanding High School Students, and are entitled to enrol this summer in the NYUAD Summer Academy. We hope that they will benefit greatly from our college’s preparatory programme that will test their academic, leadership, and cross-cultural knowledge and skills to make them ready for admission into top-tier colleges and to assume roles as future leaders of the nation,” she added.