Named Awards

Contributions from donors have helped establish several awards to honor family members, colleagues, and student achievements. Eligible students are selected by the departments responsible for administering the awards.

Ahmed El Mehallawi Family Endowed Award
Established in 1996 to provide a biannual cash award to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellent academic achievement, has enrolled in extracurricular activities including community service and has a minimum grade-point average of 2.70/4.00.

Ahmed Fakhry ’89 Endowed Award in Egyptology
Established in 1985 to provide an annual cash award to the most outstanding Egyptology junior.

Ahmed Zewail Prize for Excellence in the Sciences and Humanities
Established in 2001 as a current fund and endowed in 2010 to provide a biannual cash award to an honors graduate whose academic accomplishments demonstrate extraordinary commitment to the pursuit of scientific inquiry and the affirmation of human values.

Dr. Abdel Rahman El Sawy Endowed Award
Established in 2000 to provide a biannual cash award to the graduating senior with the highest grade-point average in the School of Sciences and Engineering who was also a recipient of a Public School Scholarship.

Fadel Assabghy Memorial Award
Established in 2012 to provide an annual cash award for the best graduate thesis in the School of Sciences and Engineering every Fall.

George T. Scanlon Graduate Student Award in Arab and Islamic Civilizations
Established in 2015 to provide an annual cash award for the most distinguished graduate thesis produced by an Arab and Islamic Civilizations (ARIC) student in a given academic year.

Madalyn Lamont Endowed Literary Award
Established in 1986 to provide a cash award to students with outstanding creative achievement in poetry, drama, fiction or essay-writing.

Magda Al-Nowaihi ’78 Graduate Student Endowed Award in Gender Studies
Established in 2003 to provide a cash award to an MA thesis in any of AUC's graduate programs that focuses on gender relations issues.

Medhat Haroun Memorial Award
Established in 2012 to provide an annual cash award for the best graduate thesis in the School of Sciences and Engineering.

Mohamed El Beleidy Endowed Academic Award
Established in 1985 to provide a biannual cash award to the graduating senior with the highest grade-point average.

Mohammed Bin Abdulkarim A. Allehedan Endowed Graduate Award
Established in 2017 to provide a bi-annual cash award given to a Science and Engineering graduating student who demonstrated excellence in their studies. The award is given to the student with the best publication record. 

Mohammed Bin Abdulkarim A. Allehedan Endowed Undergraduate Award
Established in 2017 to provide a bi-annual award given to a Science and Engineering graduating Senior student who demonstrated excellence in their studies. The award is given to the student having the highest GPA. 

Nadia Niazi Mostafa Endowed Award in Islamic Art and Architecture
Established in 1999 to provide a cash award to a second-year Egyptian student enrolled in the Arabic Studies graduate program who specializes in Islamic Art and Architecture, wishes to pursue full-time study in the program, and has a minimum grade-point average of 3.20/4.00.

Reda Salama Endowed Prize in Literature and Science
Established in 1988 to award the best third-year secondary student enrolled each term in SCE's English Language Program.

Samiha El Barkouky Endowed Award in Egyptology
Established in 2002 to provide a cash award a graduating Egyptology senior who demonstrated academic merit with a grade-point average of 3.30/4.00 or higher.

Tewfik Doss Pasha Award
Established in 1996 to provide an annual cash award alternately to the best graduate thesis in English and comparative literature or political science.

The Doria Shafik Endowed Award
Established in 2019 to provide an annual cash award. It will be awarded to a student who worked on the empowerment of women in any discipline, field or activity such as artwork, a community service project, research on the inclusion of women, volunteer work, etc.

The Jehane Ragai and John Thomas Highest Achiever in Chemistry Award
Established in 2016 to provide a bi-annual cash award for the highest achiever in Chemistry at the undergraduate level.

Waheed Samy Endowed Award
Established in 2012 to provide an annual cash prize to the winner of an Arabic writing competition. Applicants can be undergraduate or graduate students and must be learners of Arabic as a foreign language and enrolled in Arabic language courses at the advanced level at AUC or Arabic language courses in U.S. universities.

25th January Award for Scholarly Excellence
Established in 2011 to award an AUC graduate student who writes an outstanding thesis on a topic related to democracy, human rights, citizenship and sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa.

Valerie Farag Musical Award
Established in 2016 to provide a bi-annual cash award to the highest performing students. The award winner is expected to have demonstrated music and academic skills contributed to the music programs of AUC and exhibited leadership in Music Society or other art-related student activities.