Graduate Awards



25th of January Award for Scholarly Excellence

Established in May 2011 at AUC by the Graduate Advisory Council, the 25th of January Award 
for Scholarly Excellence commemorates the achievements of Egyptian activists who contributed to
the extension of civil and political rights in Egypt and the Arab world during the period following
January 25, 2011.The award recognizes an AUC graduate student for his/her outstanding thesis work
on a topic related to democracy, human rights, citizenship or sustainable development in the Middle
East and North Africa. The award winning student will receive $1000. Nominees must be Master of Arts or Master
of Science students in one of the graduate programs at AUC, with their thesis completed
during the current academic year.

Banan Mohamed Abdelrahman (In Absentia)

​Thesis: “Who Am I Without Exile? Syrian Everyday Life in Cairo”

Supervisor: Associate Professor Mohamed Moustafa
Graduate Program: Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East and North Africa

Mohammed Bin Abdulkarim A. Allehedan Award

The Mohammed Bin Abdulkarim A. Allehedan Award was established in 2017 to provide a biannual
cash award to the highest performing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
student. The award recipient is selected by a committee headed by the dean of the
School of Sciences and Engineering.

Islam Ahmed Ramadan (In Absentia)

Thesis: “Experimental Investigation of Non-Linearities in Thermoacoustic Systems: Streaming,
Transition to Turbulence and Entrance Effects”

Supervisor: Professor Ehab Abdel-Rahman
Graduate Program: Mechanical Engineering, PhD