The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University of Dubai
Who Can Apply: U.S. Citizens who are full-time undergraduate degree candidates applying to study abroad at the American University in Dubai. It is expected that recipients will demonstrate exemplary academic achievement. Preference will be given to students who show interest in being exposed to the Middle Eastern and Islamic cultures for the first time.
Description: The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. In partnership with the American University in Dubai, the program will provide US-based students the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world.
Duration: One term.
National Deadline: Fall semester is June 1; Spring Semester is November 1
President Clinton has acknowledged the leadership of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a model for intercultural harmony and understanding.
President Clinton gave public recognition to this during his keynote address at AUD’s Fifth Commencement in which he cited the multi-cultural composition of AUD’s student body consisting of over eighty nationalities, as a microcosm of Dubai’s multi-ethnicity. In this spirit, the Clinton Presidential Foundation and AUD have established this program to encourage others to witness this diversity.
Award Amount: Clinton scholars will receive a full tuition waver for one term, as well as dormitory housing at the American University in Dubai on a shared-room basis. Board, texts, transportation and extracurricular activities are the financial responsibility of the student.