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Hiwa Foundation Endowment Fund and AUIS Announce New Student Scholarships

    American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) and Hiwa Foundation announced today the establishment of the Hiwa Foundation Endowment Fund to support the education of selected students at the University who demonstrate high academic merit and financial need. The new scholarship will cover tuition fees and is open to undergraduate and Academic Preparatory Program (APP) students.   A joint AUIS-Hiwa Foundation committee, including members of the Hiwa Foundation Corporate Development team, has selected the first eight student scholarship recipients based on objective, non-discriminatory criteria determined by the committee. One additional scholarship will be awarded annually.     Hiwa Rauf and Nien Abdulla, co-founders of the Hiwa Foundation, hosted a lunch with students selected for the first round of the scholarships. Mr. Rauf and Mrs. Abdulla shared their academic and professional experiences with the students, who in turn expressed their hopes and dreams for their future.   About Hiwa Foundation   Hiwa Foundation is a non-governmental organization based in the city of Sulaimani, Kurdistan, Iraq. Hiwa Rauf and his wife Nien Abdulla, successful entrepreneurs from Sulaimani, founded the organization in 2013, with the vision to educate and empower the people of the region. Hiwa Foundation believes in building strong communities, based on principles of equality and social justice, by supporting people in their ambitions...

AUIS student wins at Rwanga Awards 2018

  AUIS student Heva Tahir was awarded a second place distinction for her “Floor Piano” project at the Rwanga Awards 2018 on December 6. Tahir is a 21-year-old student from Sulaimani in the Academic Preparatory Program (APP) at AUIS.   Her interactive “Floor Piano” utilizes several technologies to create a virtual piano using lights and motion sensors to produce music. Tahir was inspired by videos online of similar ideas, but she faced obstacles in replicating models she saw due to the scarcity of available parts in Sulaimani. ...

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