Scholarship in Palestine/Israel

Scholarship in Occupied Territories

Meet our high-flying alumni

Scholarship Programme

Our scholarships in Palestine / Israel.

Our scholarships in the Occupied Territories.

Our Scholarship Programme

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.

16 students

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 his graduation, Mohammed pursued a Master’s degree 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.

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.

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.

Scholarship graduate

Give the gift of education

Your generosity helps us empower Palestinian youth by
giving them education, connecting them with their culture
& building their capacities to bring about positive change.

What we do

We’re an innovative charity that promotes educational & cultural initiatives for Palestinians in Palestine/Israel & more recently in the Occupied Territories. Our aim is to make a positive difference to the lives of young Palestinians. We work directly with grassroots organisations who help address the needs of local communities.

Our fundraising

An important part of our work is to raise funds & awareness through creative fundraising initiatives – this gives our supporters an opportunity to make a positive change. Browse through our upcoming fundraising activities & events.

Our programmes

Palestinian youth living in Palestine/Israel face ever-growing poverty and discrimination. With limited resources & opportunities, they’re struggling to break out of this crippling cycle.

Our mission

We empower underprivileged Palestinian youth in Palestine/Israel by giving them the tools & skills needed to become change-makers. We do this through our Scholarship Programme that provides educational, cultural & capacity development. We also partner with local organisations that work in education & culture to increase their impact & sustainability in order to empower Palestinian youth.

How you can help

There are so many ways for you to make a positive difference in the lives of young Palestinians. We all have the power to do something.

About us

We’ve been making a positive changes in the lives of Palestinian youth since 2007! Our vision is to have empowered Palestinian youth who have the tools needed to make transformational changes in their lives & communities. We’re run by the team in London & governed by our Board of Trustees.

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Give the gift of education

Your generosity helps us empower Palestinian youth by
giving them education, connecting them with their culture
& building their capacities to bring about positive change.