vcuq launches sixth annual design competition in yemen
The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUQ) announced the launch of its Sixth Annual Design Competition. The Design Competition, open to all students in their senior year of high school, is being launched in Qatar, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Pakistan and for the first time this year Yemen and Palestine.
High school students across the Middle East have been challenged to come up with the most imaginative idea for their formula for success. This year’s competition, gives students the opportunity to share their visions of the path to success.
Two entrants will win full four-year Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned Scholarships for Creativity at VCUQ and the top three high school students from each of the thirteen countries will receive cash prizes of $1200 for first place, $800 for second place and $600 for third place.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Yemeni students to get cash prizes and to get one of the two full four-Year Sheikha Mozah Scholarships for Creativity. Qatar has made it easy for students in the region to get a world-class education in design” said Valerie Jeremijenko VCUQatar Dean for Student Affairs.
VCUQ’s Sixth Annual Design Competition is sponsored by Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) who will provide the cash prizes. Qatar Islamic Bank is a Qatari Shareholding Company was established in 1982 as the first Islamic financial and banking institution in Qatar with the main objective of providing Islamic banking services and investments in compliance with the Sharia principles and thereby achieving rewarding benefits for its shareholders, depositors, and investors. The bank also aims to contribute to the development of the national economy.
QIB joins DHL as competition sponsor. For the sixth year running, DHL is providing free shipping to regional students. DHL Country Manager David Wilson commented on DHL’s involvement, “DHL is pleased to support this scholarship program, as we have for the past six years.” All competition entries must be posted by 31 January 2008. For more information students can visit prospective students’ scholarship section at http://www.qatar.vcu.edu/output/page161.asp  or call +974 492 7213, or email firstname.lastname@example.org