The Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) announced it has received 166 applications for its 2014 scholarships from students who met the Program’s qualifying application criteria.
CPISP Director Dr. Cynthia Gessling said the next step in the Program’s application process will be for eligible applicants to take qualifying tests in English proficiency and critical reasoning assessment, which will be organized by the Program over the next two weeks. She added that the Program will arrange for eligible applicants studying outside of Bahrain to take the qualifying tests under appropriate supervised conditions at their location.
The CPISP will then select the top 60 scholarship candidates based on their GPA’s and results of the qualifying tests, and will include 40 government school students and 20 private school students. These candidates will then undergo various preparation courses, developmental workshops, and standardized testing throughout the summer and the next academic year until the final ten recipients are selected next March.
Dr. Gessling affirmed that in order for students to be considered for application and take the qualifying tests, they must meet the Program’s application criteria which require them to have Bahraini citizenship, be enrolled in the 11th grade and/or set to graduate from secondary school in 2014, and have a cumulative grade point average of 97% or above for grade 10 and first semester of Grade 11.