Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence

The Award highlights Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak's role as Mother of the Nation, and her vision to celebrate and support women's achievements and self-determination.

The prestigious Sheikha Fatima Award for Excellence was established by GEMS Education in 2005 to recognise one female students from each GEMS Education school in the UAE for their outstanding academic performance, leadership skills and their significant contribution to social, environmental and global citizenship. The Sheikha Fatima Award for Excellence is held each year under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, to honour Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, wife of the late Founding President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, for her contributions to the empowerment of women in the UAE and her support for excellence in all areas.

"Sheikha Fatima stands out as an exceptional and distinguished person. She has helped make our country an example of excellence and success among the nations of the world" "Our national purpose is bound up in educating our people to participate fully in the lives of their communities and in the progress of the world, and so we must recognise those who set and reach the highest goals."

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan

Minister of Tolerance (2019)

Awardees receive a scholarship covering a year’s tuition fee at their respective school, as well as a memento commemorating the event. Each of these young achievers represents an inspiring story about academic success and overcoming the odds through sheer determination to surpass all expectations and set new benchmarks.

"I am incredibly proud of our Sheikha Fatima winners. They are students who inspire others through their self- discipline, creativity and commitment. These young people are the trailblazers of tomorrow, and as educators, we need to inspire them to help unlock their full potential to think and collaborate to make the world a better place for all."

Dino Varkey

CEO, GEMS Education (2020)

Winners - Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence 2020