THE recipient of the Masters Scholarship Programme under the Brunei-US English Language Enrichment Project for ASEAN left for Iowa, United States of America yesterday to commence her graduate studies at the University of Northern Iowa.
Dayang Ammellia @ Khadiza binti Awang Amin (pic below), an officer from the Ministry of Education, has been awarded the Masters Scholarship following her selection as the best participant of the 2013 batch during the 11-week English Language Programme. Dyg Ammellia was identified by facilitators from both Brunei and the US as the best participant from the ‘English for the Teacher-Trainers’ course. She chose to enroll in the University of Northern Iowa’s Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) for the Spring 2015 semester.
The Brunei-US English Language Enrichment Project for ASEAN is a five-year project involving close working collaboration between the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and the US Government. Launched in 2012 by His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the former US Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton, this project is managed and coordinated by Universiti Brunei Darussalam and the East-West Center, Hawaii.
This project comprises several programmes, of which the 11-week English Language Programme is the main initiative. From this programme, two Brunei participants who have shown the best overall performance will be awarded scholarships to further their studies at the Masters level in the US under the Project’s Masters Scholarship Programme.