Fully Funded Sawiris Scholarship Program 2024

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The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship program for the academic year 2024-2025 offers comprehensive funding for international students pursuing undergraduate and master’s degrees. This esteemed scholarship covers the entirety of tuition expenses, provides a living allowance, as well as covers travel and health insurance costs.

The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship program aims to support students from Egypt in pursuing undergraduate or master’s studies at prestigious universities in the United States. The selection of scholarship recipients is based on their exceptional character, academic excellence, entrepreneurial drive, and involvement in extracurricular activities. The scholarships offered include full tuition coverage, a living allowance, travel expenses, and health insurance. Additionally, recipients of the scholarship will have the opportunity to intern at the company.

Launched by Orascom Construction in 2000, the Onsi Sawiris Program demonstrates the company’s commitment to investing its resources in educational initiatives that contribute to the betterment of the communities in which it operates. It serves as a noteworthy example of private sector involvement in sustainable educational programs within Egypt. The program’s objective is to foster the academic development and character-building of young Egyptians, equipping them with the necessary tools to advance their careers and make positive contributions to their communities.

Candidates who have not resided, studied, or worked abroad for an extended period will receive preferential consideration during the selection process. The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program is exclusively available for the following universities: The University of Chicago, Stanford University, Harvard University, and The University of Pennsylvania.

Scholarship Summary:

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate, Masters
  • Institutions: Stanford University, The University of Chicago, Harvard University, The University of Pennsylvania
  • Study Location: USA
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: Engineering, Finance, Economics, Political Science, Management
  • Program Duration:
    • Undergraduate: 4 Years
    • Master’s: 2 Years

Scholarship Coverage:

To be eligible for the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program, you must meet the following criteria:

For Undergraduates:

  • Be Egyptian nationals and residents of Egypt (preference not given to dual nationality applicants).
  • Plan to commence studies in the U.S.A in 2024.
  • Commit to returning to Egypt for two years immediately after completing the bachelor’s degree.
  • Have not resided abroad for more than three years.
  • iBT TOEFL: 100 or above.
  • GPA 3.5 / 90% in Thanaweyya Amma certification (Secondary year) or equivalent.
  • Minimum SAT I Score:
    • Old SAT (before May 2016): Overall: 2100, Reading: 700, Math: 700, Writing: 700.
    • New SAT (after May 2016): Overall: 1450, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 730, Math: 730.
    • SAT II in three subjects: 600 or above.
  • Engage in extracurricular activities.

For Masters:

  • Be Egyptian nationals and residents of Egypt (preference given to non-holders of dual nationality).
  • Intend to pursue a master’s degree in Business Administration or Engineering at a top U.S. university.
  • Have not lived abroad for more than three years.
  • Commit to returning to Egypt for two years after completing the bachelor’s degree.
  • TOEFL iBT: 100 or above.
  • GPA: 3.5 / Very Good or above (overall grade).
  • Minimum of three years of work experience.
  • MBA-GMAT: 650 or above (taken within five years).
  • Involved or currently involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Old GRE scores are not accepted.
  • New GRE scores: Minimum acceptable overall: 302, Analytical Writing: 4.5.
  • Fields of Study: Engineering, Business Administration, and Construction Management.

Important Notes:

  • Here are the key points regarding the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program:
    • Candidates with an Egyptian Master’s degree in a different technical field than the one they are applying for will be considered.
    • Candidates who already hold a Master’s degree from a foreign university or possess an Egyptian Master’s degree in the same field they are applying for will not be considered.
    • Nomination for the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program does not guarantee acceptance into a university. Applicants will receive support in applying to approved universities, and the scholarship will be awarded once university acceptance is obtained.
    • Preference will be given to candidates who have not resided, worked, or studied abroad for an extended period.
    • The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program is exclusively granted to a list of endorsed universities.

How to Apply:

Please follow below steps to avail Onsi Sawaris Scholarship.

the Undergraduate Scholarship:

  1. Create an account on the Amideast website using the provided link.
  2. Fill in all your personal data in the application.
  3. Provide your educational details in the application.
  4. Answer the two questions in the Statement of Purpose section:
    • Q1: Discuss how attending the university you wish to apply for would help you achieve success on personal, local, and national levels, considering the related concerns. Write a 500-word essay addressing this question. Remember that the essay is a crucial part of your application.
    • Q2: Share your passions and how you have pursued them throughout your life. Write a 350-word essay on this topic. Keep in mind that the essay is an important part of your application.
  5. Attach the following files in the attachments section:
    • Application form
    • Copy of transcripts
    • Resume
    • Copy of graduation certificate or Thanaweyya Amma certificate (if available)
    • Copy of test scores (SAT I / or SAT II) & iBT TOEFL
    • Two recommendation letters
  6. Review your application to ensure all required documents are attached.
  7. Submit your application for consideration.

For Masters Scholarship:

  • Application form: Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Graduate application.
  • Required Documents:
    • Resume.
    • Copy of graduation certificate.
    • Copy of transcripts.
    • Copy of test scores (TOEFL – iBT / GRE or GMAT).
    • Two recommendation letters.

For any inquiries about the scholarship, you can reach out via email to [email protected] or contact AMIDEAST at 19263.

Application Deadline:

The last date for scholarship is 31 July, 2023.

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