American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) president Bruce Walker Ferguson met with Iraqi Minister of Education Ali Hamid Al-Dlemi in a special visit to Baghdad on Sunday, September 12, 2021. The visit followed a previous visit with the deputy minister on August 29. In the meeting, Minister Al-Dlemi recognized AUIS's reputation for excellence in higher education, as an institution serving students from across Iraq. He further recognized AUIS's efforts to provide an American-style university education to Iraqis from all 19 governorates through the AUIS National Scholarship, which provides fully-funded scholarships for two students from each governorate, plus an additional two scholarships for high school students from Baghdad. President Ferguson extended an invitation to the Minister to visit AUIS in Sulaimani and attend the upcoming tenth commencement ceremony on September 25.