Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship to study in USA.

Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Sawiris Foundation

Scholarship Type: Full Funding

Host Institution(s): Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship benefits

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters)

Nationality: Egyptians

Application Deadline: October 12, 2023

Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship 2024: Eligibility Criteria

If you’re aspiring to apply for the esteemed Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship in 2024, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Educational Background:
    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification from a well-reputed academic institution in a related field of study.
  2. Work Experience:
    • Demonstrate a minimum of two years of work experience in the field of development.
  3. Academic Requirements:
    • Fulfill the entry requirements for the academic Master of Development Practice (MDP) program.
  4. Track Record:
    • Demonstrate an exceptional professional and academic track record.
  5. Selection Criteria:
    • Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, as well as merit and character. The selection committee considers academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, and social behavior.
  6. Academic Background:
    • While no specific academic track is mandated, candidates with a strong background in liberal arts education and sound quantitative and analytical skills will be better prepared for academic success at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
  7. Nationality and Residence:
    • Applicants must be Egyptian nationals residing in Egypt. Preference will not be given to dual nationality holders.
  8. Recommended Coursework:
    • Previous coursework in mathematics, statistics, and economics is recommended.
  9. English Language Proficiency:
    • Proficiency in the English language is required. Applicants must provide valid TOEFL or IELTS scores, and the exam date should be within two years of the graduate program start. Minimum required scores are 100 (TOEFL internet-based, with a minimum of 22 on each section) or 7 (IELTS, with a minimum of 7 on each section).

Scholarship Benefits:

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are awarded the Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship for 2024, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Full tuition coverage
  • Living expenses support
  • Travel and health insurance provisions

Document requirements:

  • Completed application form including the personal statement
  • Copy of valid passport ID page
  • Copy of the National ID
  • Copy of the National ID of the guarantor (the guarantor is the person who signs the contract with the accepted student. This person could be his/her father, mother, sister, or brother. The guarantor’s role is to ensure that the student is fulfilling his/her commitments.)
  • Updated resume
  • All undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts
  • TOEFL/IELTS score
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One personal photo
  • HR letter from current employer including salary/salary slip or a bank statement in case of unemployment.



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