Mon, 09 March 2020
The Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP), one of the most successful educational initiatives in the region, has begun accepting applications for its 2021 scholarships.
Students who have Bahraini citizenship, are enrolled in 11th grade or equivalent and set to graduate from school in 2021, plus have achieved a Grade Point average of 97 per cent or above for Grade 10 (two semesters) and Grade 11 (first semester), are welcome to apply until March 19.
According to its mission statement, CPISP aims to “nurture the minds of future generations through education, providing Bahrain's most gifted and talented students the opportunity to learn at the finest international educational institutions.”
Furthermore, it provides its scholars with career development support and training; equipping them with the necessary tools to become effective decision makers who contribute to Bahrain's development, both nationally and globally.
Since its inception, more than 160 of Bahrain’s brightest high school graduates have been selected to pursue higher education degrees at top international universities around the world.
CPISP Director of Finance & Administration Affairs, Shatha Ahmed Ali, explained that qualifying applicants must submit an application form available on the CPISP website www.cpisp.bh and attach the following documents: official school transcripts in English for Grade 10 and first semester of Grade 11, copies of passport and CPR/smart card and a recent passport size picture.
She further explained that after receiving the applications, students who meet the application criteria will take a set of qualifying tests to assess their English proficiency and critical reasoning abilities. A minimum of 60 candidates will then be selected based on their GPAs and results of their qualifying tests, and will be enrolled in training courses and workshops organised by the Program over the summer and beginning of the next academic year. The qualifying candidates will include 40 students from public schools, and 20 students from private schools.
The final ten scholarship recipients will be announced in April 2021, based on their Grade Point Average and scores of their IELTS and SATs in maths, writing and critical reading, as well as their scores in select courses completed during their candidacy training. The recipients will include five boys and five girls from both private and public schools.