Arizona State University and Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education established initiatives for high-achieving students, offering 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. Initiatives include:
- Open Learning Scholars - 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 degree programs in engineering , education, health care, sustainable tourism and English.
- STEM Scholars - a program will make master's degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at ASU available to underserved Emirati male and female students.
- Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program - a program designed to reach 5,000 Emiratis ages 15 to 25 prepare for university life and professional careers in fields critical to the future of the UAE.
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.