AUC’s Center of Excellence for Water Project Offers Scholarships for Public University Engineering Students

The Center of Excellence for Water Project at The American University in Cairo (AUC), a USAID-funded activity, launched the call for applications for "scholarships to study water Engineering" at Ain Shams and Alexandria universities for the academic year 2021-2022.

The scholarships provide a full four-year university study opportunity for undergraduate engineering students to study civil engineering, focusing on water in one of the study tracks in the credit hour programs for water engineering at Alexandria and Ain Shams universities. 

Yasser El Shayeb, chief of party, Center of Excellence for Water at AUC, said: "This project is forming the next generation of water engineers, aspiring that one day, these young students would be able to help in solving major water challenges in Egypt and around the world."

The scholarship covers tuition fees, in addition to a student's monthly salary, housing allowance for students coming from outside the university's governorate in which they study, a personal laptop, free English courses, and an annual allowance for academic books. The scholarship also includes the possibility of studying a full semester at one of the American partner universities in the project: The American University in Cairo, Temple University, Utah State University, Washington State University, and California Santa Cruz University.

The scholarship also offers internship opportunities in the partner leading industrial companies in Egypt and the US. AUC was awarded the Center of Excellence for Water, which was established at Alexandria University in September 2019, in cooperation with a large consortium of US and Egyptian Universities, private sector companies, and several Ministries and Public entities in Egypt.

The Center of Excellence for Water is designed to be a state-of-the-art, modern applied research center located within the premises of Alexandria University (AU), Egypt. The center will be the hub for research and a vibrant network of Egyptian industries, research centers, and ministries.

The project is supported by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, the Alexandria and Beni Sweif Governorates, the National Research Center, the Center for Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, the National Water Research Center.

The consortium of the project includes several prestigious US and Egyptian universities: University of California at Santa Cruz, Utah State University, Washington State University, Temple University, the American University in Cairo, Ain Shams University, Aswan University, Beni Suef University, and Zagazig University.

The consortium also includes several US and Egyptian private sector companies: SEKEM Group, Lotus Company, Demerdash Group, Engazaat Development, and the NGO IBSAR, as well as AECOM, Amriton LLC, Apogee Instruments, Carollo Engineers, FREDsense Technologies, Purolite Corporation, and Waters Corporation.

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