The Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) has started the assessment process of more than 400 scholarship applicants from governmental and private schools, as well as Bahrainis studying overseas.
The Program, in cooperation with Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), held qualifying tests at BIBF headquarters to assess candidates’ English language and critical reasoning skills.
Speaking on the process, CPISP Director Dr. Cynthia Gessling said the assessment included an online computer-based test of English Proficiency, in addition to three critical reasoning tests to assess verbal, numerical, and diagrammatical reasoning. For applicants currently studying outside of Bahrain, the Program arranged for candidates to take the tests under supervised conditions at an appropriate location.
Based on the results of the qualifying tests and their Grade Point Average, a selection of candidates will be invited to take part in various training and preparation courses for standardized testing throughout the summer and the next academic year, with the final ten recipients selected next year.
Dr. Gessling confirmed that the programme received a total of 420 applications during the submission period of 5 – 23 March 2017 that met the Program’s application criteria, which includes Bahraini citizenship, a GPA of 97% or higher, and enrollment in the 11th grade (or equivalent) with graduation in 2018.