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The Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence

The Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak award for excellence, under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), is presented to GEMS female students across the Middle East.

The award was established by GEMS Education in 2005 in honour of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, wife of the late President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, for her contributions to the empowerment of UAE women. The award highlights her vision to celebrate and support women achievement and self-determination.

The award celebrates female students who have proven themselves as global citizens, exhibited outstanding leadership qualities, exceptional academic achievements and commitment to the environment & communities in which they live.

Each year one girl student from Our Own Fujairah receives a scholarship for a full year’s tuition fee, as well as a memento commemorating the event, presented by His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan. The recipient becomes the ambassador for GEMS and Our Own Fujairah.