The Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) began the first of a series of presentations for government school students who qualify for its 2015 scholarships, to announce the application submission period and subsequent procedures.
CPISP Head of Financial and Student Affairs, Ms. Shatha Ahmed Ali, affirmed during her presentation at Khawla Girls School for qualifying students from girls schools in the Capital Governorate, that the application submission period for 2015 scholarships will be from 9 – 27 March 2014. She explained that students must fill out an application form available on the Program’s website (www.cpisp.bh) and send it and the required attachments to the Court of the Crown Prince during the submission period. Applicants who meet the Program’s application criteria will then be contacted by email to sit for a series of qualifying tests to test their English proficiency and critical reasoning abilities, which will be organized by the CPISP in cooperation with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF).
The CPISP application criteria require applicants to have Bahraini citizenship, be enrolled in the 11th grade and/or set to graduate from secondary school in 2015, and have a cumulative GPA of 97% or above for grade 10 and the first semester of grade 11 she said.
Ms. Shatha then gave a brief on the Program’s candidacy stage, where a minimum of 60 applicants will be selected based on the results of the qualifying tests and their Grade Point Averages, and will include 40 students from Ministry of Education Schools and 20 students from private schools. The candidacy stage will involve training in cooperation with BIBF, as well as courses in preparation for the IELTS and SAT exams, after which the final ten scholarship recipients will be selected and who will include 3 government school boys, 3 government school girls, 2 private school boys, and 2 private school girls.