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Nadia Barakat Scholarship for Electrical Engineering
VALUE: $950 (1) - 2013-2014 award value


In honour of his daughter, Nadia Barakat [B.Sc.(E.E.)/2000], Dr. Moe A. Barakat (Ph.D./82) has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba, with an initial gift of $20,000, in 2009. The purpose of the fund is to encourage female engineering students to excel in their studies by providing scholarship support. The available annual interest from the fund will be used to offer one scholarship to an undergraduate student who:

(1) is a female;

(2) has completed between 24 and 70 credit hours of the engineering program in either University 1 or in the Faculty of Engineering;

(3) in the next ensuing academic session, is enrolled full-time or part-time in the Faculty of Engineering, in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical) degree program;

(4) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5.

The selection committee will be the Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards Committee of the Faculty of Engineering.

The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.

Established: Senate, May 13, 2009

About Nadia Barakat
Nadia Barakat was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Nadia received her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University Of Manitoba in 2000. After several years in the information and telecommunications industry, Nadia returned to school to earn her Master’s degree in Business Administration in London, England in March 2004. She spent her internship at Avanti Communications in London before returning to Canada and working as a Technical Marketing specialist at Canon Canada for two years.

At present Nadia is a Sales Engineer for PROPHIX Software in Toronto playing a key role educating and providing business solutions for PROPHIX Clients.
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