An orientation meeting was held for the new group of recipients of the Crown Prince’s international scholarships and their parents/guardians at the Court of the Crown Prince. Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) officials briefed the students on the Program’s internal policies and procedures, and the academic requirements and expectations of CPISP scholars during their university studies abroad.
CPISP Director Dr. Cynthia Gessling affirmed HRH the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s vision of developing the talents and capabilities of Bahrain’s youth and establishing educational and training programs. Dr. Gessling said the CPISP is one of the most successful programs in support of youth development, providing outstanding Bahraini students with the opportunity to study at top international universities and exposure to various international cultural backgrounds. She noted that the Program’s scholars are given the freedom to choose their desired field of study from recognized international universities they gain acceptance to, and seek employment in any organize that will further their careers, in Bahrain and internationally. She added that the CPISP scholarship recipients receive support to complete their Bachelors’, Masters’, and Doctorate degrees.
Dr. Gessling congratulated the 2014 recipients of the Program’s ten annual scholarships, who include public and private school students, and wished success on their studies abroad.
The 2014 group of scholars includes Tasneem Abdulkarim Ebrahim, Ali Sameer Hasan, Marwa Salahuddin Al Alawi, and Ayman Abduljalil Almuqamam who will be going to preparatory schools in the US to attain American High School Diplomas before applying for university, and Mohamed Dhaif Husain and Batool Mohamed Aljufairi who will be going to boarding school in the UK to complete their A Levels before applying for university. The scholars also include Zaid Jehad Alalawi going to University College London, UK; Yasmeen Yousif Fakhro going to Harvard University, USA; Latifa Khalil Al Khayyat going to the University of Bath, UK; and Sayed Basel Jameel Al Sharaf going to Stanford University, USA.