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Posted On: 18 July 2011 10:53 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Qapco launches 2011 scholarship programme

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Qapco has opened its scholarship programme for the year 2011 enrolment to assist Qatari nationals to achieve educational goals and to meet the needs of the gas and petrochemical industry, a vital sector of the national economy. The Qapco scholarship programme sponsors high school graduates to pursue their post-secondary education in reputable academic institutions around the world. Choosing the school is based on an objective selection process that evaluates each school’s academic competitiveness. The aim of the scholarship programme is to encourage promising young Qatari nationals to specialise in the various technical disciplines essential to the petrochemical and gas industry. Qapco offers scholarships to recently graduated secondary school students who have met the required English level (TOEFL 550 or equivalent), 80% or higher overall secondary GPA and have met the required level of scores in the Qapco scholarship tests. Scholarships are offered for the duration of university study (maintaining a minimum of the agreed GPA) in either overseas or local universities. Qapco currently uses the same universities as the Supreme Education Council with the majority of scholarships being offered to science stream graduates. However, a total of 65 students from Qatar University and Texas A&M University in Qatar as well as other local schools and colleges have joined the Qapco’s eight-week summer internship programme to gain insights into the oil and gas industry. The programme, designed by Qapco training specialists, will give the students practical hands-on experience as they will be working alongside professional engineers and chemists completing the daily tasks and projects. A Qapco training specialist stated: “As a company, Qapco is committed to developing the skills of the local talent here in Qatar, and we are pleased to offer a comprehensive training programme that will enable the students to experience at first hand all areas of a petrochemical plant. They will hopefully leave here knowing much more about the functional aspects of the plant and apply this new found knowledge to their studies next year.”