The Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) announced that the application submission period for its 2017 scholarships will be from 6 – 24 March 2016.
The announcement was made during presentations held by the Program at the Ministry of Education Hall for government school students who met the Program’s application criteria to brief them about the application process requirements and criteria.
CPISP Head of Financial and Student Affairs, Ms. Shatha Ahmed Ali, affirmed that the CPISP will begin accepting applications for 2017 scholarships starting from 6 March 2016 for a period of about 3 weeks, and that the final application deadline will be on 24 March 2016. She added that the Program’s application submission process and subsequent candidate training starts about one year before applicants graduate from secondary school.
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 2017, and have a cumulative GPA of 97% or above for grade 10 and the first semester of grade 11 she said.
She stated that the application form will be available on the Program’s website (www.cpisp.bh) during the application submission period. She went on to explain that after receiving the applications and required attachments, the Program will contact via email applicants who meet the application criteria to inform them of their scheduled qualifying test dates, which the Program will organize with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) to assess their English proficiency and critical reasoning abilities.
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.