MBRU receives scholarship fund support of AED 5 million

20 Jul 2016




Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Receives Scholarship Fund Support of AED 5 Million for Emirati Students from Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation

Dubai, July 20, 2016: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) announced receiving a fund support of AED 5 million from Easa Saleh Al Gurg (ESAG) Charity Foundation to provide talented undergraduate Emirati students with scholarships for Bachelor degree programs offered at the University.

As per the agreement inked between both parties, the ESAG Charity Foundation launched the ‘ESAG Charity Foundation scholarship program for MBRU Emirati Students with a donation of AED five million.

 The program aims to help develop and grow the UAE health sector through funding scholarships for Emirati students - who cannot afford to pay for their own education - for the MBRU’s Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) six-year program.

The scholarship program comes ahead of the start of the first batch in September of the College of Medicine, in which 60 students will start their medical education journey. Scholarships will be granted to Emirati students meeting the necessary criteria from this batch.

The agreement was signed recently at the ESAG Charity Foundation’s Headquarters in Dubai.

Dr Amer Ahmad Sharif, Chief Executive Officer, Education Sector, Dubai Healthcare City Authority and Mariam Easa Saleh Al Gurg, Vice Chairperson of the ESAG Charity Foundation signed the agreement in the presence of senior officials from both entities.

Speaking on the importance of this partnership, Dr Sharif said, “Initiatives such as this one is an important factor in attracting Emirati students to the medical field. This will contribute in building generations empowered with the skills and expertise to develop the UAE health sector.”

“We, at MBRU, would like to thank ESAG Charity Foundation for their munificence and support in creating such opportunities for our youth. I hope this generous gesture by the ESAG Charity Foundation will encourage other entities to follow suit so more students can benefit from scholarships,” he added.

One of the foundation’s main objectives is to develop the standards of the UAE higher education sector through establishing and supporting academic institutes, scientific research centers and public libraries as well as providing study and research grants to students.

The foundation also provides help and support for charity housing projects, orphanages, elderly homes, day-care centers and public libraries. It is also responsible for establishing and supporting medical facilities, rehabilitation centers, providing medical aid for the needy, assisting in the building of mosques, cultural centers and Islamic research centers.

Mariam Easa Saleh Al Gurg, Vice Chairperson of the ESAG Charity Foundation, said: “This agreement aims to support the education sector in the Emirate of Dubai especially outstanding students who cannot afford to pay for their medical education. We are very pleased to have partnered with Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, a great edifice of higher and medical education in Dubai, which shares similar goals with our institution aiming to promote the status of Dubai and the UAE in the field of medicine, specialty and health sciences.”

Caption: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and the Easa Saleh Al Gurg (ESAG) Charity Foundation in Dubai ink agreement to fund the education of talented Emirati medical students. Pictured (center) Dr Amer Ahmad Sharif, Chief Executive Officer, Education Sector, Dubai Healthcare City Authority and (third from left) Mariam Easa Saleh Al Gurg, Vice Chairperson of the ESAG Charity Foundation. In the presence of senior officials [Prof. Alawi Alsheikh-Ali - Dean of MBRU College of Medicine, Prof. Mutairu Ezimokhai - Provost of MBRU, Ahmad Al Awadhi - Director of Student Services at MBRU, Nujood Al Khloofi - Director of Marketing & External Relations at MBRU and Mohammed Farouk, Executive Manager at ESAG Charity Foundation]

 

 

 


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