Scholarships program boosts social role of Royal Jordanian

Scholarships program boosts social role of Royal Jordanian
Updated 09 August 2013

Scholarships program boosts social role of Royal Jordanian

Scholarships program boosts social role of Royal Jordanian

Royal Jordanian Airlines launched a scholarship program on the occasion of the airline’s 50th anniversary, marked this year.
The airline is to execute this program through the Department of Scholarships at the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research for the scholastic year 2013/2014. This came in light of an agreement signed at the Ministry of Higher Education.
Prof. Mustafa Al –Adwan, secretary general at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Mohammad Hashem Murtada, deputizing for the RJ president/CEO, signed the deal.
The program, an initiative of the RJ board of directors, includes financing the university dues of 50 bachelor degree students, of which 30 scholarships will go to outstanding achievers from the Jordanian community, 15 to the children of RJ employees and five to children of retired RJ employees.
Naser Lozi, Royal Jordanian chairman of the board of directors, congratulated the Tawjihi graduates this year on behalf of the RJ family.
He said the ambitious scholarships program boosts RJ’s pioneering role in the society, a role it has been playing since its establishment.
It reflects RJ’s keenness to provide educational opportunities to students who lack financial capabilities, enabling them to pursue university studies.
This scholarship program is distinguished for being comprehensive: the students will also attend extra-curricular courses, like computer skills, English, communication and leadership skills.
The undergraduate fields of study should relate to RJ’s fields of work, thus synchronizing with the airline’s future need of manpower.
Scholarships will be distributed for the following majors: engineering (industrial, mechanical, electrical and mechatronics), IT, finance, accounting, business administration and MIS.
Lozi pointed out that the program 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 above-mentioned majors at any Jordanian public university.