Hiwa Foundation and The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) are pleased to announce the establishment of the Hiwa Foundation Endowment Funds to support the education of selected students at AUIS who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship will cover tuition fees and is open to students of all undergraduate and Academic Preparatory programs. The selection of the students is conducted by a special committee consisting of AUIS staff members and two members of the Hiwa Foundation Corporate Development team. The scholarship is awarded on an objective and non-discriminatory basis, adhering to the minimal criteria of AUIS. An initial 8 student have been selected for the Funds and every January a new student will be added. To announce the Funds Hiwa Foundation hosted a lunch to meet with the selected students. During the lunch the students talked about their backgrounds, their aspirations and hopes for the future. Mr. Hiwa Rauf and Mrs. Nien Abdulla, co founders of Hiwa Foundation, introduced themselves and talked about their own experiences in education and their career development.
About the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS)
AUIS is the first non-government, not-for-profit, American-style university in Iraq. Celebrating its tenth anniversary last year, it is also the first non-governmental university in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region to be accredited by both the Federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government. The University welcomes students, 35% of whom are women, from diverse communities throughout Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.