Royal Jordanian launches scholarship initiative
Amman, August 6, 2013
Royal Jordanian Airlines has launched a scholarship programme on the occasion of its 50th anniversary this year.
The airline is to execute this programme through the Department of Scholarships at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for the scholastic year 2013/2014.
The programme includes financing the university dues of 50 bachelor degree students, of which 30 will go to outstanding achievers from the Jordanian community, 15 to the children of RJ employees and five to the children of retired RJ employees, said a statement.
Students will also be able to extra-curricular courses, like computer skills, English, communication and leadership skills, it said.
The undergraduate fields of study should relate to RJ’s fields of work, thus synchronising with the airline’s future need of manpower.
The fields include engineering (industrial, mechanical, electrical and mechatronics), IT, finance, accounting, business administration and MIS.
Chairman Naser Lozi pointed out that the programme will be open to all general secondary (Tawjihi) graduates in the summer of 2013 after they get their acceptance to study for any of the mentioned majors at any Jordanian public university.
A committee from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research will study the scholarship eligibility requirements, most significantly an outstanding academic score and the household income, before deciding on the winners, said the statement.
The criteria for accepting the children of the current RJ employees and of the retired RJ employees will take into consideration the average of the general secondary examination, the years of service of the parent at RJ, the household income and the number of siblings attending college concurrently, it added. - TradeArabia News Service