Student Awards 2018

NYU President Andrew Hamilton, right, during the NYU 2018 President’s Service Award ceremony.

Summary of significant awards and scholarships received by students in the 2017-2018 academic year

Each year, NYU Abu Dhabi students receive global awards and scholarships which acknowledge their academic achievements, as well as contributions to the world.

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford is one of the world's oldest and most recognizable awards for international fellowship and academic study.

Chaimaa Fadil, Class of 2018, UAE Rhodes Scholar
Maitha Al Memari, Class of 2018, UAE Rhodes Scholar

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Fulbright Grant

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants for individually designed study or research projects and offers opportunities for students to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

The program awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study and operates in more than 140 countries.

Thomas Klein, Class of 2018, will study in Malaysia
Hannah Taylor, Class of 2018, will study in Portugal

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Two U.S. NYU Abu Dhabi students, Thomas Klein and Hannah Taylor, receive Fulbright Awards.

Schwarzman Scholarship

Schwarzman Scholarship is created to help scholars develop leadership skill, network, and be ready for the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century.

Mandy Tan, Class of 2015

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Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at US colleges and universities.

Kelly Murphy, Class of 2018, studying Persian

NYU President’s Service Award

The President’s Service Award recognizes the achievements of NYU students and organizations for their commitment to service in their local communities, civic engagement, or promotion of learning, leadership, and quality of student life at NYU.

Individual Recipients:
Hannah Taylor, Class of 2018
Shamma Al Bastaki, Class of 2018
Brooke Hopkins, Class of 2018
Kelly Murphy, Class of 2018

Organizational Award Recipient:
REACH — a student group that advocate for mental health awareness through workshops and peer to peer counseling.

Al Ghurair STEM Award

NYU Abu Dhabi Senior Yousteena Bocktor, Class of 2018, selected as Al Ghurair STEM Scholar.

The Al Ghurair STEM award offers scholarship and support for Arab students with financial challenges to pursue their bachelor’s or master’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM).

Yousteena Bocktor, Class of 2018

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Future Global Leader

Future Global Leader carries intensive leadership seminars, internship opportunities, and mentoring. 

Luna Schlor, Class of 2021

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

The scholarship aims to enhance the quality of higher education and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through mobility and academic cooperation.

Carrisa Tehputri, Class of 2018