Arizona State University and Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education established two initiatives for high-achieving students, offereing higher education and preparation for students in 22 countries in the Arab world.
Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, a UAE-based foundation that provides underserved, high-achieving Arab students with scholarships, support and skills training, on two new initiatives: the Open Learning Scholars (OLS) and STEM Scholars programs.
• Open Learning Scholars is a program for students to acquire master’s degrees from ASU Online, funded with an $11 million grant over three years. This program launched in spring 2018 with 28 degre programs in engineering , education, health care, sustainable tourism and English.
• STEM Scholars is an opportunity for students to study for their master’s degree at ASU while also receiving mentorship and other support.
Abdulla Al Ghurair, a businessman and philanthropist from Dubai, created the foundation that bears his name in 2015 to provide educational opportunities to 15,000 Arab youth over the next decade.