Our core programme gives Palestinian students access to higher education without sacrificing their identity. The programme is arguably the largest & most comprehensive independent programme available to Palestinian students in the region.
How we support students
Since 2007, we’ve provided over 1,100 students with training & cultural activities. We’ve helped Palestinian students go to university & be better equipped for life after academia.
Our partner, the Arab Culture Association in Haifa, manages our Scholarship Programme. They closely follow students’ progress & provide them with guidance & support whenever needed.
250 students every year
Every year, we support 250 Palestinian students with financial aid, academic support, & cultural activities. Our aim is to give students the opportunity to study & undertake voluntary work which serves the Palestinian community & is geared towards re-enforcing Palestinian identity & history.
Workshops & volunteer days
Our students are required to participate in workshops such in workshops that focus on Time Management, Critical Thinking & Career Preparation, which help them throughout their studies as well as improve their everyday vocational skills.
Giving back to the community
Giving back is an important part of the Scholarship Programme where our students commit to volunteer work with local civil society organisations. Every year about 3,500 people, mostly children & youth, benefit directly from the volunteering programme.
Scholarship Programme in the Occupied Territories
In 2019, we were proud to expand our programme to reach students in East Jerusalem due to the great demand & the worsening economic situation.
Al-Quds University (AQU)
AQU, founded in 1984, is a Palestinian University & the only university in the world to be situated beside a separation wall. AQU provides higher education & community services within the East Jerusalem area, as well as the neighbouring towns, villages, & refugee camps in the West Bank.
We partnered with Al-Quds University (AQU) by financially supporting 16 high-achieving but disadvantaged Palestinian students from the West Bank.
120 hours of volunteering
Students at AQU do 120 hours of volunteer work, teaching younger university students, providing library services, as well as organising conferences related to the university.
Meet our high-flying alumni
After graduating, Mohammed pursued a Master’s in Economics. He now lectures at Tel Aviv University & regularly gives back to the programme by leading time-management workshops for the newest cohort of scholarship students.
Mohammed Scholarship graduate
After graduating, Sohair pursued a Master’s in Law from the Centre for Civil & Human Rights at University of Notre Dame. She’s since become parliamentary adviser to Knesset Member Haneen Zoabi, focusing on the human rights of Palestinian women.
Sohair Scholarship graduate
After graduating, Naseem conducted research on ‘helicobacter pylori cancer’, a bacterium of the immune system which is a common cause of gastric cancer. His research has since been published in the Oncolmmunology Journal.
Naseem Scholarship graduate
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