The Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Programme (CPISP) has started accepting online applications for 2018, with the opportunity open to qualifying students who have Bahraini citizenship, are enrolled in the 11th grade or equivalent and set to graduate from secondary school in 2018, and have a Grade Point average of 97% or above for Grade 10 (two semesters) and Grade 11 (first semester).
CPISP Director Dr. Cynthia Gessling confirmed that the online application period for 2018 scholarships is now open until 23 March 2017. Qualifying applicants must fill out the application form available on the CPISP website www.cpisp.bh and submit it online with the following required attachments: official school transcripts in English for Grade 10 and first semester of Grade 11; copies of passport and CPR/smart card; and a recent passport size picture.
Dr. Gessling explained that after receiving the applications, the programme organisers will arrange for students who meet the relevant criteria to take a set of qualifying tests to assess their English proficiency and critical reasoning abilities. A minimum of 60 student candidates will then be selected, based on their GPAs and the results of the qualifying tests, to take part in training courses and workshops organized by the programme over the summer and the beginning of the next academic year. They will include around 40 students from governmental schools, and 20 students from private schools.
The final ten scholarship recipients will then be announced in March 2018, based on their Grade Point Average, and scores of their IELTS and SATs in maths, writing, and critical reading, as well as their scores in select courses completed during their candidacy training. The recipients will include five young men and five young women from both private and governmental secondary schools.