DBW Students Urged to Enroll in Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Scholarship Program

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More than 150 HCT-Dubai Women’s campus (DBW) students, from all academic programmes, recently participated in an informative session about the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Scholarship Program (SMSP), led by Dr. Laurie Behringer, SMSP Senior Director.

The SMSP offers a select cohort of talented university students with unique access to specially designed courses, lectures, leadership experiences, networking, graduate school opportunities and scholarships. It accepts scholars from among the most outstanding students at the three national UAE universities – Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates University and Zayed University.

The scholarship programme has been developed in close consultation with the Abu Dhabi Education Council, national extant universities and colleges in the UAE, and New York University Abu Dhabi.

The SMSP is a leadership programme which also offers scholars the ability to study various theories of leadership, engage in self-assessment, undertake development exercises and skills training and meet with noteworthy leaders across a broad spectrum of fields and disciplines.


The programme includes a trip to the US as part of a cross-cultural experience, where the scholars spend nine days at NYU’s campus in New York City and in Washington, D.C. Students also receive invitations to attend programmes, lectures, and conferences sponsored by NYU Abu Dhabi and other leading cultural and intellectual institutions in the UAE.

As part of information session SMSP management and alumni promoted the opportunities available and encouraged the DBW students to apply.

In the upcoming weeks, DBW’s Career Advisor will work closely with students keen to apply to ensure required documents are completed as per the SMSP criteria.

DBW is proud that the following DBW alumnae have successfully completed the SMSP:

  • 2015-2016: Amna Abdulla Ahmad Mohammad Alameri (CIS)
  • 2015-2016: Reem Khalid (Business)
  • 2014-2015: Hamda Al Falasi (Applied Communications)
  • 2012-2013: Asma Dalmook (Business)