Applicants who meet the qualification criteria (Bahraini citizenship, enrolled in the 11th grade, and GPA of 97% or above) are invited by the CPISP to take a series of qualifying tests to assess their English proficiency and critical reasoning abilities. A minimum of 60 students are then selected as scholarship candidates based on their GPAs and results of the qualifying tests, with the following breakdown:

20 Public School Boys
20 Public School Girls
10 Private School Boys
10 Private School Girls

Candidates undergo training and various educational workshops over the summer and throughout the academic year, before the selection of the final recipients. The CPISP works in cooperation with local institutions, arranging for the candidates to take part in critical thinking and leadership training, and offers foundation courses to prepare students for the IELTS and SAT exams.

Candidates also receive personality and career path assessment, take part in an academic writing course, and complete a Level 3 certificate in Team Leading from the Chartered Management Institute, as well as attend guest lectures on various topics related to their academic and career plans, and personal development. Training concludes with a specially organized Team Building Day, and culminates with a Candidate Recognition Ceremony to honor all candidates for completing the selection process requirements.

Candidate (Virtual) Training Calendar 2021

Induction Day Event
Team Building Kickoff Event – Phase 1 (Levels 1 & 2)

26 June

11:00am - 2:30pm


3 July
10 July
17 July

9:00am – 2:00pm


7 August

7:30am - 3:00pm

Critical Thinking (4 Days)

4 – 7 July

9:00am - 2:00pm

Critical Thinking Debate (2 Days)

11 – 12 July

9:00am - 2:00pm

Academic Writing (3 days)

13 – 15 July

9:00am - 2:00pm

CMI unit 320: Presentation skills (5 Days)

25 – 29 July

9:00am - 2:00pm

Academic Writing Assignment Deadline

29 July


CMI unit 318: Managing Data and information (4 Days)

1 – 4 August

9:00am - 2:00pm

CMI unit 304: Principles of Communication in the Workplace (4 Days)

8 – 12 August

9:00am - 2:00pm

Team Building Kickoff Event – Phase 2 (Level 3)

15 August

2 hours

CMI unit 321: Managing Own Personal and Professional Development (4 Days)

22 – 25 August

9:00am - 2:00pm

CMI Test

29 August

9:00am - 11:00am


14 August
21 August
28 August

8:00am - 3:00pm

CMI Assignment Deadline

16 September


SAT Exam

2 October

8:00am - 3:00pm