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Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program

 The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship is a private merit-based scholarship program established & sponsored by Orascom Construction through the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development and implemented with AMIDEAST. Orascom Construction launched the Onsi Sawiris Program in the year 2000 to invest company resources in educational programs to improve the communities in which it operates.

Since 2000, the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program has financed the educational dreams of 80 extraordinary students. Through the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship program, Orascom Construction provides full tuition scholarships for Egyptian students seeking to pursue their Degrees at prestigious universities in the United States with the aim of bolstering Egypt’s economic competitiveness.

The Onsi Sawiris Scholarships are awarded based on merit and character as demonstrated through academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and entrepreneurial initiative. The scholarships include full tuition, living allowance, travel and health insurance.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA - UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP:

GPA 3.5 / 90% in Thanaweyya Amma certification (Secondary year) or equivalent certificates.
TOEFL: iBT: 100 or above (taken within 2 years).
Minimum SAT I Score: (taken within 2 years).

Old SAT (before May 2016):            New SAT (after May 2016):
Overall: 2100                                             
Overall: 1450
Reading: 700                                              Evidence-Based Reading
& Writing: 730
Writing: 700    
Math: 700                                                    Math: 730

  • SAT II in 3 subjects: 600 or above (taken within 2 years)

  • Extracurricular Activities: Have been involved or are currently involved in extracurricular activities.

  • Fields of Study: Engineering, Economics, Political Science, Finance and Management

  • Be planning to start their studies in the U.S.A in the year 2019.

  • Be Egyptian nationals, who are residents of Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality applicants).

  • Have not lived more than 3 years abroad.

  • Be committed to coming back to Egypt for two years directly after the successful completion of their bachelor's degree.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have not lived, worked, or studied abroad for a significant period of time. The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program is only granted to the list of endorsed universities provided below:

            - University of Chicago
            - Stanford University
            - University of Pennsylvania
            - Harvard University

  • Selection as a nominee for the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program does not guarantee university acceptance. Applicants will be supported in applying for these universities. If nominated for the scholarship; the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program award will be made once university acceptance is obtained.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA - GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP:

  • GPA :                   3.5 / Very Good or above (Overall grade)

  • TOEFL: iBT:        100 or above

  • MBA - GMAT:      650 or above (taken within 5 years)

  • MA in Engineering:

            - Old GRE scores are no longer acceptable.
            - New GRE scores: Minimum acceptable
                        - Overall: 302
                        - Analytical Writing: 4.5

  • Extracurricular Activities Have been involved or are currently involved in extracurricular activities.

  • A minimum of three years working experience.

  • Fields of Study: Engineering, Business Administration, and Construction management.

  • Be planning to start their studies in the U.S.A in the year 2019.

  • Be Egyptian nationals, who are residents of Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality applicants).

  • Plan on pursuing their master’s degree at one of the top universities in the United States in the field of Business Administration or Engineering.

  • Have not lived more than 3 years abroad.

  • Be committed to coming back to Egypt for two years directly after the successful completion of the degree.


IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Candidates who already have one Master’s degree from a foreign university, or who have an Egyptian Master’s degree in the same field they are applying for will not be considered.

  • Candidates with an Egyptian Master’s degree in a technical field different from the one that they’re applying for will be considered.

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have not lived, worked, or studied abroad for a significant period of time.

  • Selection as a nominee for the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program does not guarantee university acceptance. Applicants will be supported in applying for the below approved universities only. If nominated for the scholarship; the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program award will be made once university acceptance is obtained.

  • The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program is only granted to the list of endorsed universities.

APPLICATION:

Online applications are available at:
-    Undergraduate Application:  https://apply.amideast.org/Orascom_UG/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2forascom_UG%2f
   Graduate Application: https://apply.amideast.org/Orascom/default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fOrascom%2f

SELECTION COMMITTEE:

An independent panel of business academia & private sector conduct the interviews & select the scholarship nominees.

SCHOLARSHIP COVERS:

  • Full tuition coverage

  • Travel expenses

  • Living allowance

  • Books & computer

  • Health Insurance & other benefits