Scholarships awarded to twelve exceptionally talented young students of seven nationalities
Dubai, UAE - April 25, 2019: In line with the UAE government's vision to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, Emirates International Schools – Jumeirah and Meadows, jointly recognized 12 students for their exceptional academic achievements.
The award certificates were presented by Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman & CEO of the Al Habtoor Group at the 2018-2019 Scholarship Awards ceremony held at the EIS-Jumeirah campus in the presence of the senior management, parents, school leaders and teachers.
Six students between the ages 11-18 were selected from each school representing seven nationalities including the United States, Canada, Australia, Norway, India, Indonesia and the Philippines.
The star of the evening was Gavin Vasandani, Year 12 student at EIS-Jumeirah who stood out for his global recognition with his project Blocking Space Radiation Using Nanotechnology, which was accepted into NASA’s Cube in Space Programme and the UAE National Think Science Competition. Gavin was selected from among 120 scientific minds from across the world, and as the first from the UAE, to participate in the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge this summer.
The youngest awardee was Sophia Brine from the US, a Year 5 student at EIS-Meadows. The other winners from the school included Dmitrii Fedorin from Australia, Karim Robehmed from the United States, Aneeha Bajpai from India, Almira Saptoro from Indonesia and Mais Almouslli from Canada. Along with Gavin, the winners from EIS-Jumeirah were Maanit Mishra, Aditya Mishra, Tanvir Kaura, all from India and Nicola Pangilagen from Philippines, and Jones Abuomar from Norway.