Students in the UAE can get a full free scholarship up until graduation if at least one of their parents is a frontline healthcare worker
16 September 2020| Last updated on 20 September 2020
Applications for full school scholarships are open until September 30th, 2020
The UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) introduced a new initiative to help the country's Covid-19 frontline healthcare workers and their families.
The Hayyakum initiative will provide full free scholarships for school students until their graduation, aiming to ease the parents' financial stress with tuition and give children of frontline professionals access to quality education.
Families of frontline workers of all nationalities have until Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 to apply for the school scholarship.
The Hayyakum initiative is a collaboration between MoE and the UAE Frontline Heroes Office. Below is your complete guide to the Hayyakum school scholarships, including the requirements.
Who can apply for the Hayyakum school scholarships?
Those who are interested in applying for the school scholarships must meet all of the following requirements:
- Student must be a child of a UAE-based frontline healthcare worker
- Student must be enrolled in / attending a UAE-based public school
- Application details must be submitted before September 30
Any nationality can apply, so long as at least one of their parents is a frontline healthcare professional in the UAE. This includes doctors, nurses, and hospital cleaners.
What is the Hayyakum initiative?
Hayyakum is a part of the MoE and Frontline Heroes Office's efforts to launch education-focused initiatives that will benefit children of the UAE's frontliners who have placed the safety of the community above their own.
Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of the UAE Ministry of Education, said, "The ‘Hayyakum’ initiative launched by the Ministry in partnership with Frontline Heroes Office showcases the immense kindness the UAE is known for. The MoE seeks to directly provide educational support for the children of frontline healthcare professionals so they can [...] continue their invaluable and noble work."
The scholarship will not only cover the child's complete school tuition, but their laptops and school transport as well until they graduate high school.
“Our frontline professionals are the true heroes of the UAE and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts," said Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of the Frontline Heroes Office.
"Their selfless service to their communities has helped us to get through this difficult time and they are a shining example of the true values and culture of the UAE,” Al Nahyan continued.