Our core Scholarship Programme gives Palestinian students access higher education without sacrificing their identity. The programme also give students cultural enrichment workshops and educational activities.
Scholarship Programme for Palestinians
The Galilee Foundation Scholarship Programme is arguably the largest and most comprehensive independent programme available to Palestinian students in the region.
Since its establishment in 2007, we have supported over 1,100 students through training and cultural activities. Through the programme, we have been able to help Palestinian students attend university and become better equipped for life after academia.
Our partner, the Arab Culture Association in Haifa, manages our Scholarship Programme. They closely follow the progress of the students and provide them with guidance and support whenever needed.
Our students study a wide variety of courses, including Medicine, Engineering, Physical and Biological Sciences, Social Sciences, Law and Humanities.
250 students per year
Every year, we support 250 Palestinian students with financial aid, academic support, and cultural activities. Our aim is to give students the opportunity to study and undertake voluntary work which serves the Palestinian community and is geared towards re-enforcing Palestinian identity and history.
Workshops and volunteer days
Our students are required to participate in workshops such in workshops that focus on Time Management, Critical Thinking and 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 and youth, benefit directly from the volunteering programme.
Scholarship Programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
In 2019, The Galilee Foundation was proud to expand its Scholarship Programme to reach students in East Jerusalem due to the great demand and the worsening economic situation.
Al-Quds University (AQU), founded in 1984, is a Palestinian University, and the only university in the world to be situated beside a separation wall. AQU provides higher education and community services within the East Jerusalem area, as well as the neighbouring towns, villages, and 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 Al Quds University participate in 120 hours of volunteer work such as data mobilisation, teaching younger students at the university, artistic cultural and sports activities, library service, as well as organising conferences related to the university.
Meet some of our high-flying alumni
After graduating from the Scholarship Programme at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Sohair went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Law from the Centre for Civil & Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame. She became the parliamentary adviser to Knesset Member Haneen Zoabi, focusing on the rights of Palestinian women.
Sohair Graduate of the Scholarship Programme
After graduating from the Scholarship Programme, Mohammed completed his Master’s degree and has since been lecturing in Economics at Tel Aviv University. Mohammed regularly gives back to the Programme by leading time management workshops for the newest cohort of Scholarship students.
Mohammed Graduate of the Scholarship Programme
After graduating with a degree in Medicine, Naseem conducted research on a bacteria of the immune system called ‘helicobacterpylori cancer’, winch is one of the most common causes of gastric cancer. His research has since been published in the Oncolmmunology Journal.
Naseem Graduate of the Scholarship Programme
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