(Manama) – AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation (MKF) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for ‘Her Highness Shaikha Moza bint Hamad Medical Grant’, which will be presented by AlMabarrah as part of the Rayaat Scholarship programme.
H.H. Shaikha Zain bint Khalid Al Khalifa, Chairperson of AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation, stressed that the Foundation aims to provide educational opportunities to young people across different academic aspirations in universities and leading educational institutions in the Kingdom.
“Our mission is to create a generation capable of continuing the development of the Kingdom of Bahrain across all sectors,” she added.
Also speaking on the launch of the initiative, RCSI Bahrain President, Professor Sameer Otoom said it was an honour for the university to name a scholarship for medicine after HRH Sh.MozaBint Hamad and extended thanks to Her Highness Sh. Zain Bin Khalid AlKhalifa and all the members of the AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation on their effortsto support and empower Bahrain’s youth.
“We are hoping that this relationship will be further developed in the future for the benefit of Bahraini citizens,” he added.
The signing ceremony was attended by H.H. Sh.Zainbint Khalid Al Khalifa, Chairperson of AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation, alongside Board Members Sh. May bintKhalifa Al Khalifa, Sh. Hend bint Ali Al Khalifa and Lulwa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, and Head of Rayaat Program Ms. Noora Isa Bin Hindi, as well as Supreme Council for Health Chairman, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Alkhalifa.
Professor Sameer Otoom also attended, alongside RCSI Bahrain’s Head of School Nursing and Midwifery Prof Seamus Cowman;Head of School of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Prof Davinder Sandhu, Head of Quality Enhancement Dr. Kathryn Strachan, Senior Lecturer in Family Medicine Dr Ghufran Jassim, and Head of Student Services and Events, Ms May Maher.
Applications for this scholarship, which covers all tuition fees as well as other benefits pertaining to the Rayaat programme, will be available from July 2 to July 22, 2017. Students will be selected according to a set of criteria.Eligible applicants must be Bahraini, a fresh graduate, achieved 98% and above in secondary school in the field of science. The student must complete all the necessary procedures and apply to the university. The applicant also should not be the recipient of another scholarship or financial assistance from the government or private entities.
The “Rayaat Scholarship’ program was launched in 2011, in line with the foundation’s vision to provide students with scholarship opportunities at accredited universities in the Kingdom in order to create an ambitious generation that can play an integral part in developing the community.
For more information on the application process, please visit AlMabarrahAlKhalifia’s website at http://www.mkfbh.org