Reach Education Fund is recruiting for a mentorship opportunity that supports competitive applications for a specific scholarship to undertake the MA Arab Studies program at Georgetown University, DC. Selectees will benefit from continuous support through the process of applying for this graduate program and for the given scholarship.
Application Link: https://forms.gle/mQLTZKedgCdmSwwXA
Please note that this is not a scholarship program nor is it guaranteed that participation leads to admission into the study program or to selection for the given scholarship. However, this mentorship opportunity will provide selectees with support and advice that they can use in competing for admission and financial aid at many graduate schools throughout the U.S.
- The applicant must be Palestinian and ordinarily resident in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip.
- Students from all fields of study are eligible to apply.
- The applicant must be in his or her final year of college or have graduated from college within the last five years
- The applicant must have a demonstrated record of academic excellence and of active engagement in leadership, professional, civic and voluntary settings,
- The applicant must be possessed of strong English language skills,
- The applicant must be interested in pursuing graduate study in the United States in the field of Arab or Middle East studies; and
- If selected for the opportunity, the applicant must commit to active participation throughout the mentorship process.
At this time, Reach Education Fund is able to offer this mentorship opportunity to a very small number of applicants who actually meet all of the eligibility requirements. Therefore, the profiles of shortlisted applicants will be competitively assessed based on their:
- Academic excellence (a CGPA of 87.5% or better),
- Leadership, professional, and civic and voluntary engagements,
- English language proficiency (priority will be given to those already having scores from recognized English language tests—regardless of the test dates, e.g. IELTS: 7.5 or higher; TOEFL iBT: 100 or higher; TOEFL ITP/PBT: 600 or higher),
- Clarity and quality of graduate study and career objectives; and
- Level of awareness of the U.S. graduate application process.
Applications for this mentorship opportunity will continue being accepted until 11:59PM on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020. The mentorship opportunity will start in early November 2020 and end in early March 2021.