Arcapita, a leading global investment firm, has joined forces with the American University of Bahrain (AUBH) to launch a forward-looking initiative aimed at fostering educational opportunities and supporting talented students. The partnership entails the sponsorship of Bahraini students, selected on merit from public and private schools on a comprehensive 4-year scholarship program, empowering them to pursue their academic aspirations and unlock their full potential.
The partnership between Arcapita and AUBH reflects a shared commitment to driving social and economic progress through education and is part of Arcapita’s continued commitment to support the Kingdom of Bahrain in various sectors and initiatives, mainly education and social welfare. By investing in the future leaders of Bahrain and the region, the program will contribute to the development of a highly skilled workforce equipped to tackle complex challenges and contribute to the sustainable growth of the nation. The recipients of the scholarship will undergo a series of assessments by AUBH and Arcapita. The names of the recipients will be officially announced at the AUBH campus in Riffa, in the presence of Arcapita’s Deputy CEO, Hisham Al Raee, and the AUBH President, Dr. Bradley J. Cook, AUBH Chief Operating Officer, William D. Hurt and AUBH Dean of Student Affairs, Amal Alawadhi.
Hisham Al Raee, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Arcapita, said: “We are proud to partner with the American University of Bahrain in offering quality education and enriching the lives of the future generations in Bahrain. At Arcapita, we believe in the power of education to unlock opportunities and drive positive change. We seek out projects with a particular focus on education, healthcare and social welfare with an aim to create sustainable and long-term value. By sponsoring Merit students on their journey, we hope to enable talented individuals to reach their full potential and make a lasting impact in their chosen fields.”
Dr. Bradley J. Cook, AUBH President, said: Our partnership with Arcapita underscores a shared commitment to expand opportunities for exceptional Bahraini students to receive a high-quality and transformative education. Students at AUBH are afforded the experiences, skills, and knowledge necessary to have a lasting positive impact in both their local communities and professional endeavors. We are proud of our partnership and the commitment Arcapita has made to support AUBH merit scholarship students on their path towards a lifetime of success.