A Family Affair
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In September, Zeinab Mohamed Abdel Aziz ’15 became the first AUCian to receive the Molly Bartlett Endowed Scholarship, named in honor of the mother of Richard Bartlett, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Learning from a distinguished faculty and surrounded by a diverse student body, Zeinab has begun studying electronics engineering and is looking forward to developing her leadership skills through training, workshops, symposia and conferences. At their first meeting, Zeinab expressed her gratitude to Mr. Bartlett and shared her excitement about her parents' upcoming visit from Ismailia.
With his father serving as the University’s president from 1963 to 1969 and later as interim president during the 2002-2003 academic year, Mr. Bartlett has been intimately tied to AUC from a young age. Throughout his life he has maintained that connection, consistently demonstrating a commitment to the University. In 2003 his many years of service were recognized when he was elected to the AUC Board of Trustees. He was elected Chairman of the Board in 2010. Mr. Bartlett is a Managing Director of Resources Holdings, Ltd., a private equity firm in New York City. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of several private companies.
Molly Bartlett graduated from Duke University with a degree in sociology and continued her studies at Stanford University. During her husband’s tenure as president of AUC, Mrs. Bartlett was very active in university life and developed a keen interest in Islamic and Arab culture; she currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Duke Islamic Studies Center.
Photo caption: Zeinab Mohamed Abdel Aziz with Molly Bartlett
About Endowed Scholarships
Mr. Bartlett established the Molly Bartlett Endowed Scholarship in 2011. An endowed scholarship is a gift that creates an enduring legacy for AUC students. Endowed gifts are placed in a permanent fund and a portion of the income earned from that fund provides scholarship assistance to students, both on a need and merit basis. AUC has more than 100 scholarships that provide students from Egypt and around the world with an opportunity to attend AUC.