The Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP), in cooperation with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), concluded its qualifying tests for over 300 applicants from governmental and private schools who met the Program’s 2016 scholarship applications requirements.
CPISP Director Dr. Cynthia Gessling affirmed that in order to qualify for the Program’s 2016 scholarships, applicants had to have Bahraini citizenship, a GPA of 97% or higher, and be enrolled in the 11th grade and set to graduate from secondary school in 2016.
She confirmed that the Program received 321 qualifying applications during the set submission period of 8 – 26 March 2015.
Dr. Gessling explained that the qualifying tests which took place at BIBF over the last two weeks included an online computer-based test of English Proficiency, in addition to three critical reasoning tests to assess verbal, numerical, and diagrammatical reasoning. In regards to applicants currently studying outside of Bahrain, Dr. Gessling stated the Program arranged for them to take the qualifying tests under appropriate supervised conditions at their location.
Dr. Gessling said the next step will be for the Program to select a minimum of 60 candidates based on the results of the qualifying tests and their Grade Point Average, who will include 40 government school students and 20 private school students. The candidates, who will be announced by the end of May of this year, will then undergo various training and preparation courses for standardized testing throughout the summer and the next academic year until the final ten recipients are selected next March.