Onsi Sawiris’ Scholarship Programme 2020 for Egyptians

Onsi Sawiris’ Scholarship Programme 2020  for Egyptians


The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship is a private merit-based scholarship program established in 2000 by Orascom Construction as part of the company’s commitment to promoting excellence and achievement. 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.

This program is a precedent in Egypt for private sector involvement in educational programs on a sustainable basis. The aim of which is to facilitate the academic development and character building of young Egyptians giving them the tools to develop their careers hence benefiting their communities in which they live. 

Since 2000, the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program has financed the educational dreams of 85 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, need 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: 1450 (Taken within 2 years) 
· 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 2021.
· 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.

Please submit:

· Application form: Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Undergraduate application 
· Resume.
· Copy of test scores (SAT I / or SAT II) & TOEFL iBT ®, Taken within 2 years.
· Copy of latest transcripts.
· Copy of graduation certificate or Thanaweyya Amma certificate, if available.
· Two recommendation letters.
· For e-mail inquiries regarding the scholarship: OSSP@amideast.org or contact AMIDEAST on 19263.

Approved Universities

            Stanford University
            Harvard University
            University of Chicago
            University of Pennsylvania


Successful candidates should:

· Meet The Eligibility Criteria. 
· Plan to study in the United States in the year 2021.
· Be Egyptian nationals, who are residents of Egypt (preference will be given to non-holders of dual nationality).
· Be committed to return to Egypt for two years directly after completing their bachelor’s degree.
· Have not lived more than 3 years abroad.

Online applications are available at:

Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Undergraduate Application 
For E-mail inquiries regarding the scholarship: OSSP@amideast.org or contactAMIDEAST on 19263.

Emamanuel Olapade

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