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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
    
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Statement of Mission

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The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a premier English-language institution of higher learning. The university is committed to teaching and research of the highest caliber, and offers exceptional liberal arts and professional education in a cross-cultural environment. AUC builds a culture of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education and service among its graduates, and is dedicated to making significant contributions to Egypt and the international community in diverse fields. Chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt, it is an independent, not-for-profit, equal-opportunity institution. AUC upholds the principles of academic freedom and is dedicated to excellence.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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The American University in Cairo admits students regardless of race, color, religion, gender, disability or national origin with all rights and privileges to programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, or national origin in the administration of its academic policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Accordingly the University does not tolerate any forms of discrimination and / or harassment including sexual harassment.


History

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The American University in Cairo was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and service in the Middle East. For its first 27 years, the University was shaped by its founding president, Charles A. Watson. He wanted to create an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship and to contribute to the intellectual growth, discipline and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region. He also believed that such a University would greatly improve America’s understanding of the area.

Initially, AUC was intended to be both a preparatory school and a University. The preparatory school opened on October 5, 1920 with 142 students in two classes that were equivalent to the last two years of American high school. The first diplomas issued were junior college-level certificates given to 20 students in 1923. At first an institution only for males, the University enrolled its first female student in 1928, the same year in which the first University class graduated with one Bachelor of Science and two Bachelor of Arts degrees awarded. Master’s degrees were first offered in 1950.

Originally, AUC offered instruction in the arts and sciences and in education. In 1921, the School of Oriental Studies was added to the University, followed in 1924 by the Division of Extension. This division was later renamed the Division of Public Service, and finally evolved into the Center for Adult and Continuing Education, which is now the School of Continuing Education. AUC’s high school division, known as the Lincoln School, was discontinued in 1951.

In 1956, the School of Oriental Studies was incorporated into the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as the Center for Arabic Studies. The English Language Institute was added the same year. After the Faculty of Education was discontinued in 1961 and degree offerings were dropped from the Division of Public Service, University-degree work was consolidated into a single academic structure, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Programs in sociology, anthropology, political science and economics were added to the curriculum, and the natural science offerings were significantly expanded.

Two applied research units, the Social Research Center and the Desert Development Center, were established in 1953 and 1979, respectively. Another landmark in the history of the University was the development of professional programs. The departments of engineering, computer science, journalism and mass communication, and management now offer several degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

In 1960, AUC enrolled approximately 400 academic students. By 1969, the University had more than tripled its degree enrollments to more than 1,300 students, including 450 at the graduate level. Since then, academic program enrollments have grown to 6,948 students (Fall 2012), including 1,289 students at the master’s level and 34 students at the doctoral level. Continuing education expanded simultaneously and in the fiscal year 2011- 2012 it served approximately 18, 238 individuals in non-credit courses and contracted training programs.

In 1993, the academic programs offered through 13 departments were organized into three schools. Educational training and major research projects continue to be carried out through the School of Continuing Education, the Management Center, Engineering and Science Services, the Desert Development Center and the Social Research Center. Today, through subsequent reorganizations and additions, the University has six schools: School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Sciences and Engineering, School of Business, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, School of Continuing Education and the Graduate School of Education. AUC has 36 departments, programs and institutes offering 36 undergraduate programs, 41 graduate programs and two doctoral degrees.

Throughout its history, AUC has balanced a strong commitment to liberal arts education with a concern for the region’s needs for practical applications and professional specializations. Today, AUC emphasizes liberal arts education, and all undergraduate students study a common set of courses in the humanities and the natural and social sciences as part of the University’s Core Curriculum. In addition, the University maintains its strong commitment to fostering understanding across world regions, cultures and religions.

Accreditation

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In the United States of America, AUC is licensed to grant degrees and is incorporated in the State of Delaware. AUC is accredited in the US by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267.284.5000; www.msche.org). AUC’s most recent reaffirmation was granted by the  MSCHE on June 26, 2008.

In Egypt the university operates as a private cultural institute within the framework of the 1962 Egyptian-American Cultural Cooperation Agreement, in accordance with an implementing protocol with the government of Egypt. This protocol, promulgated as a presidential decree and ratified by the Egyptian People’s Assembly in 1975, recognizes the university’s degrees as equivalent to those awarded by Egyptian national universities.

In 2011,  AUC became the first University in Egypt to be accredited by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE). NAQAAE is an Egyptian government body formed in 2007 with the purpose of establishing quality standards for Egypt’s educational institutions. Since that time, AUC’s School of Sciences and Engineering received NAQAAE accreditation at the school-level. 
 

Program Accreditation

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AUC’s undergraduate programs in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, and the undergraduate construction engineering, electronics engineering and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; www.abet.org).

  and the Intensive English Program are both accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 402A, Alexandria, VA 22314; http://www.cea-accredit.org). The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (130 Slater Street, Suite 550, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1P 6E2; www.cheminst.ca/about/cic/csc).

AUC’s School of Business holds accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750,Tampa, Florida 33602-5730; www.aacsb.edu). AUC’s undergraduate programs in accounting, business administration, and management of information and communication technology and graduate program in business administration have received this accreditation. AUC’s School of Continuing Education is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; www.iacet.org). AUC’s Management Center is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (1722 N St NW, Washington DC, 20036; www.accet.org).
 

Governance and the Board of Trustees

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The university is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees, currently consisting of thirty-four members drawn from various fields of endeavor; the President of AUC is also an ex-officio member of the Board. In addition, there are twenty three individuals designated as Advisory Trustees, many of whom have rendered distinguished service on the Board in past years. The Board has its own by-laws and elects a chair for a three year term. A complete list of members, officers of the Board, and advisory trustees is provided in an appendix to this volume.

The Board meets generally three times a year; the March and June meetings are held in New York, and the October meeting is held on the New Cairo campus. The Cairo meeting enables Board members to review developments first hand, and to meet with faculty, students and staff.

The Board of Trustees reviews and approves all major policies, the university budget and major facilities and program development plans. It sets the annual tuition rates and provides leadership in raising funds for the university. The university is administered by a president selected by the Board of Trustees. Mr. David D. Arnold continued as president until December 31, 2010. Lisa Anderson became president on January 1, 2011.

The presidents of the university:

Name   Years of Service
1. Dr. Charles R. Watson (Founder)   1919-1945
2. Dr. John S. Badeau   1945-1954
Dr. Wendell Cleland (Acting President)   1954-1955
3. Dr. Raymond F. McLain   1955-1963
4. Dr. Thomas A. Bartlett   1963-1969
5. Mr. Christopher Thoron   1969-1973
Dr. Cecil K. Byrd (Acting President)   1973-1974
6. Dr. Cecil K. Byrd   1974-1977
Dr. Thomas Lamont (Acting President)   1977-1978
7. Dr. Richard F. Pedersen   1978-1990
8. Dr. Donald McDonald   1990-1997
Dr. Frank E. Vandiver (Acting President)   1997-1998
9. Dr. John D. Gerhart   1998-2002
Dr. Thomas A. Bartlett (Interim President)   2002-2003
10. Mr. David D. Arnold   2003-2010
11. Dr. Lisa Anderson  

2011-present

 


AUC Faculty

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The faculty of AUC is a highly qualified group of academics and professionals who are committed to finding innovative ways to meet the educational needs of AUC students. The university’s full-time faculty is complemented by an extensive adjunct teaching staff, frequent visiting lecturers, and the Distinguished Visiting Professor program.

AUC’s full-time teaching faculty is primarily American and Egyptian, in addition to citizens from about a dozen other countries. By drawing from the national universities, business and professional communities and the Egyptian government, AUC has recruited a well-qualified adjunct faculty. These academics, business leaders, journalists, government officials, and professionals bring their practical experience to the classroom. The exchange of ideas also takes place on a more informal basis as academic departments and student organizations invite experts from a wide range of professional fields to give lectures and demonstrations during the weekly assembly hours and in the evenings.

To augment its educational and cultural offerings, the university established many years ago a Distinguished Visiting Professor program which brings to the AUC campus a number of eminent scholars, writers, and artists for short-term lectureships or workshops. Some of these professorships are supported by named endowments or annual grants in recognition of their importance to the university and the community.

Among the current named Distinguished Visiting Professorships are the AIG Professorship in Actuarial Science and the Bayard Dodge DVP in Arabic Studies. Endowment DVP’s include the General Dynamics Corporation Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Engineering, the Charles J. Hedlund Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Business and Computer Science, and the McCune Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professorship in English and Comparative Literature and the Christopher Thoron Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Performing and Visual Arts. Endowed Professorships include the Abdul Latif Jameel Chair in Entrepreneurship, the Abdulhadi H. Taher Professorship in Comparative Religion,  the AGIP Professorship in Environmental Engineering, the  BP Egypt Oil Professorship in Management Studies, the Egyptian Chair in Coptic Heritage, the Schlumberger Professorship in Engineering, the Willard W. Brown International Business Leadership Professorship and the William K. Simpson and Marilyn M. Simpson Professorship in Egyptology.

 


Campus

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Cairo, the largest urban center in the Arab world and Africa, lies in the Nile Valley where it begins to broaden into the fertile delta. One of the world’s oldest cities, Cairo is inheritor and protector of many traditions - Pharaonic, ancient Greek and Roman, Coptic, Islamic and Arabic. It is, at the same time, a contemporary center for international development and Middle East policy.

The American University in Cairo is located in the suburb of New Cairo, about 45 minutes away from the University’s historic downtown campus, which is in Tahrir Square, near the National Cultural Center and the Egyptian Museum. AUC New Cairo, a 260-acre campus that opened in 2008, provides advanced facilities for research and learning, as well as all the modern resources to support a vibrant campus life.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Hall is home to the School of Business and the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism. Facilities include executive training rooms, computer laboratories, fully equipped video editing and production labs, and specialized labs for graphics, multimedia, radio broadcasting and newspaper production. Home of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall features psychology and Egyptology laboratories with the later containing areas for Experimental archaeozoological comparanda as well as computer-assisted language labs. The AUC Center for the Arts houses an art gallery; a 300-seat mainstage theatre; labs for electronic music and photography; studios for drawing, painting, sculpture and theatre design; and studios for music and film editing and production. The School of Sciences and Engineering features spacious, sophisticated laboratories in every major scientific discipline and a range of specialized fields, from microbiology to systematics, from microprocessors to polymers, from energy systems to soils. Other highlights include an animal facility, greenhouse, herbarium and structural testing facility.

Creating a central location for services, the Campus Center provides students with a communal area to eat, congregate, organize trips and attend campus-wide events. Inside the building are a bookstore, gift shop, bank, travel office and the main dining room. Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, who designed the Campus Center, likened it to a small village. Near the Campus Center is the student-housing complex. Nestled among palm groves, gardens and small courtyards, the residences create a private space that also encourages community building among students. Across the student residences sits the three-story indoor athletic complex, including a 2,000-seat multipurpose court, a jogging track, six squash courts, martial arts and exercise studios, a free weight studio and training courts. Outdoor facilities include a 2,000-seat track and field stadium, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a football field, a jogging and cycling track, and courts for tennis, basketball, handball and volleyball.

Housing one of the largest English-language collections in the region, AUC’s five-story library includes space for 600,000 volumes in the main library and 100,000 volumes in the Rare Books and Special Collections Library. It also includes locked carrels; computer workstations; video and audio production and editing labs; and comprehensive resources for digitizing, microfilming and preserving documents. In addition, on the plaza level of the library, the Learning Commons emphasizes group and collaborative learning. This unique area integrates independent study, interactive learning, multimedia and technology rooms, and copy and writing centers. Students can listen to music, watch a DVD, see a live performance or listen to a speaker while working on their assignments. They can also get walk-in assistance from the Writing Center’s satellite office or help with AUC’s online teaching and learning system.

Carrying forward a tradition of cultural outreach and education, the New Cairo and downtown campuses extend AUC even further into Egyptian society through a full array of public lectures, artistic performances and educational offerings. The historic palace building on the downtown campus includes a new branch of the AUC Bookstore, a café and the Margo Veillon Gallery for Contemporary Egyptian Art. With its campuses in New Cairo and Tahrir Square, AUC extends its reach, serves a broad community and renews its commitment to the past and future of the city and the region.


Profile: Fall 2012

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I. Academic Programs

Faculty 500 full-time, 347 part-time
    The full-time faculty:
      51% Egypt  
      31% United States of America  
      18% Other Countries  
Students     6,948
    Undergraduate Degree 5,329
    Graduate Degree 1,323
    Graduate Diploma 4
    Non-degree 188
    Special Programs 104
Citizenship  
    Egyptian 6,166
    Other Countries 782

II. School of Continuing Education

Total number of individuals served during fiscal year 2011-2012   18,238

II. 2012-2013** Budgeted Operating Expenses: $159.428 million

Revenues   Academic Tuition and Fees   63.1%
    Endowments and Contributions   15.4%
    Auxiliary Enterprises   4.4%
    Educational Enterprises   8.4%
    Research   6.6%
    Miscellaneous   2.1%
Expenditures   Academic and Academic Support   49.7%
    Administration and General   17.7%
    Auxiliary Enterprises   4.8%
    Operations and Plant Management   15.3%
    Education Enterprises   6.0%
    Research   3.5%
    Contingency and Miscellaneous   2.9%
**FY13 is only a 10-month period (September 1,2012-June 30, 2013)


Financial Support

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The University was established and has been sustained throughout most of its history through the generosity of private individuals, foundations, and corporations. We are able to fulfill our mission as a world-class liberal arts institution because of the broad-based support from our loyal AUC community. Support is given to academic programs, facilities, faculty and staff, as well as student financial aid.

Gifts help us sustain our level of excellence, build on our strengths, seek out new opportunities, and continue to add value in our communities. Listed below are the named scholarships, fellowships and awards that provide promising students with an unrivaled educational experience. Donors may choose to support an endowed or current scholarship or fellowship. Endowed scholarships and fellowships, which are permanent funds invested by the University and earning an annual return, are unique and enduring gifts to the University.


Scholarships and Fellowships

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In addition to scholarships and financial aid provided by the University, many individuals and corporations demonstrate their commitment to higher education in Egypt by establishing scholarships and fellowships at AUC. Eligible undergraduate students may apply for any of the named scholarships listed below at the Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships at 20.2.2615.1487 or email the office at ekm@aucegypt.edu. Eligible graduate students may apply for any of the named fellowships listed below at the Graduate Student Service Office at 20.2.2615.3477 or email the office at sawsanmr@aucegypt.edu

Current scholarships and fellowships are made possible through donors who contribute funds each year to fully or partially cover the tuition of one or more undergraduate and/or graduate student(s) :
 

Scholarships

  • Ahmed Bahaa Eldin Scholarship: Established in 2009 to cover all academic tuition, fees, books and accommodation for one student from Asyut for up to five years at AUC, based on merit and need.
  • AUC Faculty and Staff Public School Scholarship: Established in 2004, with contributions from AUC faculty and staff, to support one student who graduated from an Egyptian public high school.
  • BAT Public School Scholarship: Established in 2008 to provide scholarship support, including accommodation, to one student who graduated from an Egyptian public high school who is majoring in management.
  • Caterpillar Foundation Scholarship: Established in 2008 and offered through the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement as a partial scholarship to support five students in their sophomore year or higher.
  • Dr. Ahmed and Ann M. El-Mokadem Study Abroad Scholarship: Established in 2009 to support undergraduate students engaged in one- or two-semester courses of study in the United States of America.
  • HSBC Bank Egypt Public School Scholarship: Established in 2012 to provide full scholarship support to two undergraduate students, who graduated from Egyptian public high schools, over a period of five years.
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Fund:  Established in 2007 to support two deserving Egyptian and/or Sudanese undergraduates of Nubian origin.
  • Mobinil Public School Scholarship Fund: Established in 2010 to support four students from Egyptian Public schools.
  • Palestinian Scholarship Fund: Established in 2002 to support Palestinian students from the Occupied Territories based on their financial need.
  • Public School Scholarship Fund: Established in 2000 to support students from Egyptian public schools based on their academic merit and financial need.
  • S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Public School Scholarship: Established in 2007 to support two female students who graduated from Egyptian public high schools who are majoring in construction engineering.
  • Sheikh Jamal Jawa Scholarship: Established in 2007 to support one student from Saudi Arabia.
  • Thomason Family Public School Scholarship: Established in 2008 to support one outstanding Egyptian student who graduated from a public high school.

 Fellowships

  • Bailey African Fellowship: Awarded to African graduate students, with preference given to Sudanese nationals.
  • Dr. Ahmed and Ann M. El-Mokadem Fellowship: Established in 2010 to provide support to graduate students specializing in economics, business, political science, and/or any other area of study as deemed advisable by the University president.
  • Exxon Mobil Post Graduate Professional Educator Diploma Fellowships:  Established in 2012 to support no less than (30) teachers and administrators from the Egyptian Government Experimental Schools.
  • LEAD On Fellowships: Established in 2010 to match selected LEAD graduates with well-established non-profits for a yearlong paid internship in Egypt.
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation Graduate Fellowship for Nubian Students: Established in 2007 to support two deserving Egyptian and/or Sudanese graduate students of Nubian origin.
  • Nadhmi Auchi Young Arab Leaders Fellowship: Established in 2008 to support three cohorts of 10 students each (five Egyptian students and five students from other Arab countries) for two full years of graduate studies.
  • Queen Rania Al-Abdullah ‘91 Fellowship: Established in 2007 to provide full tuition and living expenses for up to four female students from Jordan.
  • Taha Hussein Education Fellowship in GSE: Established in 2011 to support teachers or school administrators who meet certain criteria.
  • The Hadia Jameel MBA Fellows Program: Established in 2008 to support Egyptian or Palestinian students who hold a minimum GPA of 3.00 or very good (Gayed Geddan) or an equivalent ranking from other universities.
  • Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Program: Established in 2012 to support 300 fellows in 12 cohorts of 25 Egyptian graduate students per year in the fields of public administration, public policy, global affairs, international human rights law and journalism and mass communication. In addition, fellows will be entitled to spend a semester abroad as an exchange student in one of the international universities with which GAPP has an exchange agreement.
  • Yousef Jameel ‘68 PhD Applied Sciences and Engineering Fellowship: Established in 2010 to provide support to PhD candidates in Applied Sciences and Engineering.

 

Endowed scholarships and fellowships

Endowed scholarships and fellowships provide in perpetuity partial financial support to deserving students. Endowed scholarships and fellowships  are placed in income-producing funds, with the earned income used every year to help support one or more student(s).

Scholarships

  • ABB SUSA Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1994 to support one student majoring in construction engineering who is on the Dean’s Honor List.
  • Ahmed Sharaf Eldin ’ 91 Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2011 to be awarded to an Egyptian student from one of Egypt’s public schools.
  • Alton and Barbara Harvill Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1990 to support an American student.
  • American Chamber of Commerce Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1992 to support one Egyptian student majoring in either business administration, management or economics based on his or her academic merit and financial need.
  • Apache Corporation Endowed Scholarship: Established in 2010 to support Egyptian students majoring in petroleum engineering.
  • Ashraf Marwan Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1996 to support an Egyptian student based on his or her academic merit and financial need.
  • AT&T Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1987 to support Egyptian students majoring in engineering or computer science.
  • Atef and Fofa Eltoukhy Family Endowed Scholarship: Established in 2012 to provide support to one Egyptian student based on an assessment of his or her leadership skills, financial need, academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to community service.
  • AUC Alumni Endowed Scholarships: Established in 1983 by the International Alumni Council, with collective gifts from AUC alumni in the Middle East, the United States and Canada, to support Egyptian and Arab children of AUC alumni.
  • Ayman Korra Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2006 to support one student from an Egyptian public school. The recipient must be enrolled in engineering and should maintain a high GPA.
  • Bassam Jabr ‘63 Endowed Fund (PSF General Pool): Established in 2001, the income generated from this fund is directed towards the general pooled Palestinian Scholarship Fund.
  • BG Egypt Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2009 to cover the tuition of one student from an Egyptian public school for his or her five-year study in the Department of Petroleum and Energy Engineering.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Egypt Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1997 to support students based on their academic merit and financial need.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1985, and later increased in 1989, to support Egyptian students based on their academic merit and financial need.
  • British Petroleum Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1991 to support a business administration senior who demonstrates academic excellence, with preference given to students with financial need.
  • Cairo Barclays Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1987 to support Egyptian students majoring in either business administration or computer science based on their academic merit and financial need.
  • Citigroup Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1985 to support an Egyptian junior or senior majoring in either business administration or computer science who demonstrates leadership qualities and high academic standing.
  • Colgate-Palmolive Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1987 to support an Egyptian student.
  • Credit Agricole Bank Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1988 to support one student majoring in business administration based on his or her academic merit and financial need. 
  • David Vernon Bullough Endowed Scholarship: Established in the late 1960s by Mr. and Mrs. Bullough in memory of their son to support Egyptian students based on their academic merit and financial need.
  • DHL Egypt Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1986 to support an Egyptian student majoring in business administration. The recipient has the opportunity to intern at the DHL office in Cairo during the summer.
  • Douglas Horton Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1985 by the Horton family and friends in memory of Mr. Douglas Horton, Chairman of the AUC Board of Trustees from 1944 to 1961, to support an Egyptian student based on his or her academic merit and financial need.
  • Dow Chemical Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1986 to support Egyptian students majoring in either chemistry or engineering based on their financial need.
  • Dr. Abdel Hamid El Sawy  ‘72 Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1985 by Dr. and Mrs. Abdel Hamid El Sawy ‘72, AUC alumni, to support Egyptian students.
  • Dr. Aboul Fetouh Shahine Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1987 by Mohamed, Hussein and Hassan Shahine in memory of their father to support Egyptian students.
  • Dr. Akef El Maghraby Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2003 to support talented students from Egyptian public schools.
  • Dr. and Mrs. A. Livingston Warnshuis Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1986 by family members in memory of Dr. and Mrs. A. Livingston and Ms. M. Chambers Warnshuis to support students based on their academic merit and financial need, with preference given to students from Africa and India.
  • Eng. Riad Kamal Palestinian Endowed Scholarship: Established in 2006 to support five Palestinian students.
  • Galal El Zorba Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2003 to support an outstanding student from an Egyptian public school.
  • General Electric Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1984 to support Egyptian students based on their academic merit and financial need.
  • Georgiana Stevens Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1982 by Mrs. Georgiana Stevens as a reflection of her deep interest in the Middle East and Cairo, this scholarship supports Egyptian students.
  • Ghaleb El Farouki ‘33 Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1985 to support a Palestinian student based on his or her financial need.
  • Global SantaFe Corporation Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2002 to support outstanding engineering students from Egyptian public schools based on their academic merit and financial need.
  • Hayel Saeed Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1994 in commemoration of AUC’s 75th anniversary, this scholarship covers tuition, housing, board, textbooks, medical insurance and local medical services for four Yemeni students who meet the university requirements for admission.
  • Hermann F. Eilts Endowed International Scholarship: Established in 2007 in memory of Amb. Herman F. Eilts, a member of AUC’s Board of Trustees, to cover the expenses of undergraduates enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States who have an interest in the Middle East to pursue Middle East studies, political science or history at AUC for one semester/year.
  • Hisham Ezz El Arab Endowed Scholarship: Established in 2010 as a partial scholarship to support one student majoring in accounting, business administration or economics.
  • HSBC Bank Egypt Endowed Public School Scholarship Fund: Established in 2007 to support one student from an Egyptian public school who is enrolled in a finance related major such as accounting, business administration or economics. The recipient should maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • IBM Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1990 to support Egyptian students.
  • IPR Group of Companies / Dr. Mahmoud K. Dabbous Family Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2006 to support one student from an Egyptian public school.
  • John and Gail Gerhart Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2002 in honor of Dr. John Gerhart, President of AUC from 1998-2002, to support students from Egyptian public schools.
  • John and Marguerite Harbert Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1986 by the late AUC Trustee John M. Harbert III and Mrs. Harbert to support one Egyptian student.
  • Johnson & Johnson Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1990 to support students majoring in management based on their academic merit and financial need.
  • Joseph Van Vleck Endowed Scholarship: Established in 2011 for the purpose of supporting Egyptian students. Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.
  • Magdy Tolba Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2006 to support one student from an Egyptian public school. The recipient should maintain a high GPA.
  • Mahmoud Muftah Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1991 by INCOGUM in memory of its marketing manager, Mahmoud Muftah, to support one Egyptian student majoring in business administration.
  • Major General Ahmed Arafa Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2005 by members of the Ahmed Arafa family in memory of Major General Ahmed Arafa to support students from Egyptian public schools. The recipients should maintain a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
  • May ‘87 and Ahmed Heikal Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2006 to support ten students from Egyptian public schools.
  • Moataz Al-Alfi Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1998 by AUC Trustee Moataz Al-Alfi to support an Egyptian undergraduate enrolled in marketing courses.
  • Mohamed El Beleidy Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1985 by the late Dr. Mostafa El Beleidy in memory of his father to support an Egyptian student based on his or her academic merit and financial need.
  • Mohammad Abughazaleh ‘67 Endowed Palestinian Scholarship: Established in 2006 to support five deserving and talented students from the Palestinian Occupied Territories.
  • Molly Bartlett Endowed Scholarship: Established in 2011 to provide support to one male Egyptian and one female Egyptian student who attended an Egyptian public high school. Selection is based on an assessment of leadership skills, financial need, academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to community service.
  • Mustafa Abdel-Wadood ‘91 Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2007 to support one student from an Egyptian public school. The recipient should maintain a high GPA.
  • Omar Mohsen Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2012 in memory of Omar Aly Mohsen (1989-2012), an economics senior who was tragically killed during the soccer match that took place in Port Said on February 1, 2012. It is awarded to a student athlete who attended an Egyptian public high school, based on financial need and academic achievement.
  • P&G Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1998 to support students based on financial need.
  • Parents Association (PA) Endowed Scholarship: Established by the 1997-1999 PA Board to support junior or senior students who face emergency situations and financial crisis during the course of their study at AUC.
  • PepsiCo Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1982 to support an Egyptian student majoring in business administration or marketing based on his or her academic merit and financial need.
  • Philip Morris Mansour Group Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1995 to support students enrolled in programs at the School of Continuing Education based on their academic merit and financial need.
  • R. D. Matthews Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1982 in honor of the first four Americans who taught at AUC for a two-year term during the 1920’s, Mr. Roderic Matthews, Mr. Ralph Douglas, Dr. Earl Moser and Dr. Herbert Vandersall, this scholarship supports Egyptian students.
  • RAM Endowed Scholarship: Established by an anonymous donor in 1985 to support a Palestinian student majoring in engineering or computer science.
  • Raytheon Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1986 to support an Egyptian student in the engineering department.
  • Roger E. Tamraz ‘60 Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1982 by former AUC Trustee, Roger Tamraz, to support an Egyptian student.
  • Santa Fe International Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1995 to support Egyptian students majoring in the humanities or social sciences.
  • Shell Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1996 to support an Egyptian student based on his or her academic merit and financial need.
  • Sheta Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1983 by Mohamed and Mona Sheta, the parents of two AUC alumni, to support Egyptian students.
  • Simpson Endowed Scholarships for Junior Year Abroad Program in Egyptology: Established in 2003 to support five junior or senior undergraduates enrolled in the Year Abroad Program in Egyptology at AUC based on their academic achievement.
  • Stone & Webster Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1985 to support Egyptian students.
  • Taher Family Endowed Scholarships: Established in 2005 to support Palestinian students based on their financial need. Preference is given to those who intend to return to Palestine after graduation or engage in a future occupation that would assist in the economic development of the area.
  • Thomas A. Lamont Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1998 by the Board of Trustees and friends in memory of Dr. Thomas Lamont who served AUC with distinction, both in his capacity as teacher and as senior administrator, from 1975 to 1998. The scholarship supports English and comparative literature seniors whose performance during the first three years demonstrates outstanding ability and excellent academic achievement.
  • Torgersen Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1993 to support Egyptian students in the sciences based on their financial need.
  • Wafiya El Hassany ‘48 ‘50 Endowed Scholarships: Established in 1992 by AUC alumna, Mrs. Wafiya El Hassany ‘48 ‘50, to support one Egyptian male student and one female student, preferably Palestinian, based on their academic merit and financial need.
  • Warner-Lambert Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1986 to support students based on their academic merit and financial need.
  • Wasef Jabsheh ‘67 Jordanian-Palestinian Endowed Scholarship: Established in 2006 to support students from Jordan or Palestine.
  • Wefaq Fahmy Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2009 to cover tuition and books for a student from Egyptian public schools. The recipient should maintain a high GPA.
  • Xerox Egypt Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1994 to support Egyptian students.
  • Xerox Foundation Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1986 to support Egyptian and foreign students.
  • Yahiya Arafa Endowed Public School Scholarship: Established in 2006 to support one student from an Egyptian public school.
  • Yasmina Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1990 to support Egyptian students.
  • Youssef Nabih Endowed Scholarship in Accounting: Established in 2004 to support the graduating senior with the highest GPA in the accounting department.
  • Youssef Nabih Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1987 to support students based on their academic merit and financial need.

Fellowships

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA) Endowed Fellowships: Established in 2000 to support American graduate students enrolled in the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) program.
  • Cynthia Nelson Endowed Fellowship in Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS): Established in 2006 in memory of the late Dr. Cynthia Nelson to support graduate students enrolled in the Gender and Women’s Studies program at AUC.
  • Dr. Nabil Elaraby LLM Endowed Fellowship: Established in 2007 to support one Egyptian student applying for an enrolled in the LLM program.
  • Monsour Group Endowed Fellowship: Established in 1989 to support a master’s degree candidate in the field of business administration demonstrating merit.
  • Nadia Niazi Mostafa Endowed Fellowship in Islamic Art and Architecture: Established in 2001 to support a second year Egyptian graduate student in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations who specializes in Islamic Art and Architecture based on his or her academic merit and financial need.
  • Ryoichi Sasakawa Endowed Young Leaders Fellowships Fund (SYLFF) Program: Established in 1993 to support graduate students in economics, public administration, the social sciences or the humanities.
  • Suez Cement Company Endowed Fellowship: Established in 2012 to support one graduate fellowship for a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in the AUC School of Sciences and Engineering.
  • Tarek Juffali Endowed Fellows Program: Established in 2010 to support graduate students studying international counseling and community psychology.
  • Vanessa B. Korany Endowed Scholarship in the Graduate School of Education: Established in 2009 as a partial fellowship to students based on their academic merit and financial need.

 

Special Awards

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Contributions from donors provide a number of endowed and current awards. Eligible students are selected by the departments responsible for administering the awards.

Current Awards:

  • Magdi Nasrallah ‘68 Student Award in Energy Resources: Established in 2010 by Dr. Magdi Makram Nasrallah, Chair of AUC’s Department of Petroleum and Energy Engineering.
  • Naguib Mahfouz HD ‘95 Medal for Literature: Established in 1996 to reflect the commitment of the AUC Press to bring the best Arabic literature to the attention of the widest possible foreign audience; this is an annual award consisting of a silver medal and cash prize given to the best contemporary novel published in Arabic and is presented by the AUC Press on December 11, the date of Naguib Mahfouz’s birthday.
  • The 25th January Award: Established in 2011 to award an AUC graduate student who writes an outstanding thesis work on a topic related to democracy, human rights, citizenship and sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • The Engineer Bahgat Hassanein Award in Construction Engineering: Established in 2010 to provide a semiannual cash award to the top-ranking (highest overall GPA) graduating senior majoring in construction engineering.

Endowed Awards:

  • Ahmed El Mehallawi Family Endowed Award in Outstanding Academic Achievement and Community Service: A semiannual cash award given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellent academic achievement and has enrolled in extracurricular activities including community service.
  • Ahmed Fakhry ‘89 Endowed Award in Egyptology: An annual cash award given to the most outstanding Egyptology junior.
  • Ahmed Zewail Prize for Excellence in the Sciences and Humanities: A semiannual cash award given to an honors graduate whose academic accomplishments demonstrate extraordinary commitment to the pursuit of scientific inquiry and the affirmation of human values.
  • Anand Mehta ‘92 Endowed Award in MUN Participation: A cash award to support Egyptian students participating in Model United Nations (MUN) conferences abroad. 
  • Dr. Abdel Rahman El Sawy Endowed Award: A semiannual award given to the graduating senior with the highest GPA in the engineering department who is also a recipient of a Public School Scholarship Fund (PSSF) scholarship.
  • J. Duggan Endowed Memorial Fund for AUC Library Staff: An award given to provide training and development for library staff. 
  • Madalyn Lamont Endowed Literary Award: A cash award given to students with an outstanding creative achievement in poetry, drama, fiction or essay-writing.
  • Magda Al-Nowaihi ‘78 Graduate Student Endowed Award in Gender Studies: An annual cash award presented to a graduate student who has written exceptional theses that focus on gender relations in any of the disciplines within the School of  Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Mohamed El Beleidy Endowed Academic Award: A semiannual cash award given to the graduating senior with the highest GPA.
  • Nadia Niazi Mostafa Endowed Award in Islamic Art and Architecture: A cash award established in 2001 to support a second-year Egyptian graduate student in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations who specializes in Islamic Art and Architecture. It is awarded based on academic merit and financial need.
  • Nadia Younes Endowed Award for Public and Humanitarian Service: Established in 2004 in memory of Nadia Younes, this cash award is presented bi-annually at commencement  to a graduating senior who has exhibited outstanding commitment to community and humanitarian service. This recipient should be an active participant in the Model United Nations Program and community service initiatives at AUC and have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • Samiha El Barkouky Endowed Award in Egyptology: A cash award given to a graduating Egyptology senior who demonstrated academic merit with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Vanessa B. Korany ‘04 Endowed Award for Development and Creativity: Established in 2009, this is a cash award given to the best thesis proposal covering and integrating the fields of political science, economics, development, arts and education.

 

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