Since last I looked at this blog, a Gaza based startup created this app: http://www.menaship.com which aims to link up citizens of the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) to scholarships across the world.
I thought I would compile this list to act as a starting point for any Palestinian wishing to further their education in the UK, hope it helps!The Durham Palestine Educational TrustThis trust funds two Palestinian students to study for a Masters degree at the University of Durham, one of the UKs most prestigous universities.The Website: http://www.dur.ac.uk/durham.palestine/
Whos is eligible: Palestinians who have completed their degrees in one of the Universities in the West Bank or Gaza, and belong to a family that is normally resident in the West Bank or Gaza. You will also be expected to return to the West Bank or Gaza once your scholarship is completed.
Neat ways to raise money for them: You will find ways to raise money for the DPET by using the everyclick search engine, or donating used books. My favourite is by following this link when you purchase items from Amazon, the DPET receives 5% comission on every purchase made this way.
Said Foundation (Formely the Karim Rida Said Foundation)
These scholarships enable you to pursue further (postgraduate) education in the some universities in the UK and the Middle East, with the proviso that you use your knowledge to serve one of the Foundations’ target countries.
Who is Eligible: Iraqis, Jordanians, Lebanese, Syrians or Palestinians (including Palestinians inside Israel) who are resident in the Middle East.
- you must demonstrate that your chosen course of study will be of use to your home country or the Middle East region.
- you must have at least two years work experience.
- you must sign a binding undertaking to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained in one of the Foundation’s target countries.
The A.M. Qattan Foundation
I have attached the latest news that I received from the London based Qattan foundation, I could not find much information on their website (http://www.qattanfoundation.org/en/index.asp), but you can email them for further information (and maybe share what you find out?)
Five teachers received preliminary acceptance to the Qattan-Qaddumi Postgraduate Scholarship Programme in Education, which is now in its second year. An independent panel interviewed all prospective candidates, including our Gaza colleagues who communicated via video-conference. Short listed candidates are now required to fulfil a number of other conditions before the panel announces the winner.
******check this site for scholarships for Palestinian teachers: http://www.hq-sf.org/public/English.aspx?Lang=3&Page_Id=1553&Menu_ID=244&Site_ID=0 ****
The British Council offers scholarships for international students to further their studies in the UK.
Follow this link (http://www.britishcouncil.org/learning-funding-your-studies.htm) to find one that suits you.
The Hope Fund
Based in the USA (http://www.thehopefund.org/)
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Update + Disclaimer:
To everyone who has commented on this post, thank you! and to those students looking for funding for their studies, I wish you all the success.
As you can tell, I am no longer updating this blog, so my replies are very rare. So my apologies for the tardiness.
On the subject of scholarships, I am merely a messenger, and do not administer any of the available funding sources. Apologies if you I misled.
So if you are looking for a scholarship, please do follow the links I have provided, and contact the scholarships directly.