Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Reach Education Fund (REF)? Who are we?
Reach Education Fund is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that offers scholarships to outstanding Palestinian students. Reach Education Fund started working on Palestinian soil in the summer of 2015.
When do you open registration?
Registration is opens on the same day the high school exit exam results (Tawjehi) are announced.
Is REF affiliated with any other organization?
Reach Education Fund is an independent organization. We are not affiliated with any political nor religious organization.
Does the scholarship provided include studding outside Palestine?
No. Only in Palestinian Universities.
Are the scholarships limited to Palestinian students who have graduated from Palestinian schools?
No, but the scholarships are limited to Palestinian universities.
Does Reach Education Fund provide its services in other countries besides Palestine?
Reach Education Fund is only licensed to offer its services in Palestine. We are in the process of opening an office in Jordan so we can serve outstanding Jordanian, Palestinian and Syrian students.
What are the requirements to apply?
The main condition is to have an average of 95% or above. For university students is to have a Tawjehi average of 95% or above and 85% cumulative average in the university.
Who are the target group to apply?
The target group includes Tawjehi, undergraduate and master’s degree students.
Is the scholarship limited to Tawjehi students only?
The scholarship is not limited to Tawjehi students graduating this year. It also includes undergraduate students and master’s degree students.
Does the scholarship cover other expenses besides the tuition?
The scholarship only covers tuition.
What is the average required to be acceptance?
The average required is 95% or above for Tawjehi students and 85% cumulative average for universities.
What are the different majors covered by Reach Education Fund?
Reach Education Fund scholarships are not limited to any major.
In which universities are the scholarship provided in Palestine?
Reach Education Fund provides its scholarship on most Palestinian universities.
Can more than one member of the same family apply?
It is permissible for more than one student from the same family to be admitted.
Do you provide master’s degree scholarship after graduation? What are the fields covered?
Yes. The master’s degree scholarships are limited to some studies. We will announce them on our social media accounts.
What are the criteria’s for evaluating and acceptance?
There are several criteria’s that we look for such as the personality of the student, his/her ability to express him/herself, number of family members, number of university students and others.
Is the financial condition the main reason for acceptance?
The financial situation is one of the most important aspects that will be evaluated.
Does Reach Education Fund cover summer school?
REF does not cover summer classes.
Does the scholarship cover the full tuition?
Yes, ss long as the students’ cumulative average is about 85%.
Can I switch from one university to another and can I switch majors?
You can request that. The board of directors will evaluate the request.
How do students receive their scholarship funds?
Funds are paid directly to the university.
Do you offer coursed to develop and enhance students’ skills and abilities?
We have some activities, but we will have more programs soon.
Which language should I use to fill out the application?
It is highly recommended to use Arabic.
Who do you require a personal video to be attached to the application?
We receive many applications and it is difficult to visit and interview all the applicants so the video will give us a chance to evaluate student’s abilities and personalities.
What should I say in the video?
Anything you want. Our intention is to know you and your hobbies and abilities through this video.
How do I prepare my resume? What if I do not have one?
Including your resume will enhance your chances of being accepted.