Saturday, September 8, 2007


Undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships are forms of aid that help students pay for their education. Unlike student loans, scholarships and fellowships do not have to be repaid. Hundreds of thousands of scholarships and fellowships from several thousand sponsors are awarded each year.

Generally, scholarships and fellowships are reserved for students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or artistic talent. Awards are also available for students who are interested in particular fields of study, who are members of underrepresented groups, who live in certain areas of the country or who demonstrate financial need.

FastWeb The best way to search for scholarships and fellowships is to use a personalized search, like the FastWeb scholarship search, that compares your background with a database of awards. Only those awards that fit your profile are identified as matches.

There are several free scholarship databases available online. With more than $3 billion in scholarships, the FastWeb scholarship search is the largest, most accurate and most frequently updated scholarship database. If you supply an email address, they will notify you when new awards that match your profile are added to the database. You can even submit an electronic application to some of the scholarships listed in the FastWeb scholarship database, saving you time and money. FastWeb also includes a college search and numerous other student resources.

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In addition to the FastWeb scholarship search, you may want to search one of the other free scholarship search sites. It doesn't take much time to search and it's free. To find small local awards that aren't listed in any book or database, look for notices posted on bulletin boards at your school's guidance office, the public library and outside the financial aid office at nearby colleges and universities.

You can also search for scholarships using your favorite web search engine by including the word "scholarships" with your search keywords.

College alumni and other private scholarship sponsors occasionally establish scholarships with esoteric eligibility requirements, such as a scholarship for left-handed students. Although there aren't many of these unusual scholarships, they often attract a lot of attention because of their slightly offbeat nature.

The most prestigious scholarships and fellowships also attract a lot of attention because they are among the most lucrative and competitive awards. Many colleges also offer full tuition academic scholarships.

Average students often ask whether there are any scholarships available to students who don't have a 4.0 GPA. There are many scholarships for average students that focus on qualities besides academic merit. There are also many community service scholarships.

Most scholarship search sites do not allow children under age 13 to register because of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Unfortunately, this prevents parents from finding out about scholarships for students under age 13. FinAid has compiled a comprehensive list of college scholarships for students under age 13 and in grades K-8.

Don't waste your money on fee-based scholarship matching services. You won't get any better information than you can get from the free services available on the Web.

Once you've identified the scholarships for which you are eligible, FinAid has many good suggestions on how to maximize your chances of winning a scholarship.

Scholarships that sound too good to be true usually are. Learn how to recognize and protect yourself from the most common scholarship scams. The number one tip: If you have to pay money to get money, it's probably a scam.

It is important to ask the school's financial aid office about its outside scholarship policy, since this can affect how much you benefit from winning a scholarship if you are receiving need-based student aid.

A portion of your scholarship might be taxable. Usually amounts used for tuition and required fees are tax-free, but you should review the rules to ensure that you report the scholarship correctly.

The most reliable information about the number and amount of scholarships can be found in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), a statistically representative survey of undergraduate and graduate students conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) at the US Department of Education. FinAid also presents an analysis of the number of scholarships in the major scholarship databases, reporting the precision and recall of each database.

Students who are awarded scholarships often need additional financial assistance. See the Loans section for information on student and parent loans. To find out about contest, grants and other aid options, visit the section discussing Other Types of Aid. The Other Types of Aid section also provides information about scholarships for students with specific interests or abilities.

Businesses and philanthropists who are thinking about sponsoring a new scholarship may find the Scholarship Design & Management section helpful.

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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program 2008-2009
Frequently Asked Questions
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About AMIDEAST Cairo
Programs & Services
Course Schedules
Contact Information
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Eligibility Criteria & Application Procedures
Who is eligible to apply to this scholarship program?
Applicants need to:
Fulfill the test and documentation requirements of the scholarship program
Be Egyptian nationals who are residents of Egypt (preference will be given to non-holders of dual nationality)
Be planning on pursuing their master's degree in one of the top five universities in the United States in the fields of Business Administration or Construction Management
Be prepared to depart for study in the United States in the academic year 2008
Be committed to coming back to Egypt for two years upon the completion of their master's degree program
Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5/4.0 or Very Good (overall grade)
Have been involved or currently involved in extra-curricular activities (applicants should be able to provide proof of participation in extra-curricular activities when required)
What are the tests and minimum test scores required for the scholarship program?
All applicants must take and submit the score of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Computer-based test or Internet-based Test (iBT)
Applicants interested in pursuing a master's degree in Business Administration must take and submit the score of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
Applicants interested in pursuing a master's degree in Construction Management must take and submit the score of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)Minimum scores required:
TOEFL CBT : 250 or above
TOEFL iBT : 100 or above
GMAT : 650 or above
GRE : 1000 or above (in the Verbal & Quantitative sections) & 4.5 or above (in the Analytical section of the exam)

What are the documentations required for the scholarship program?
Applicants must submit the following:
Completed Onsi Sawiris Scholarship program application form and scholarship essay
Most recent rsume

Copy of university transcripts
Copy of TOEFL CBT / iBT score report
Copy of GRE score report (for Construction Management program applicants only)
Copy of GMAT score report (for Business Administration program applicants only)

Two recommendation letters from individuals able to evaluate the applicants job and/or academic performance
When is the deadline to submit the application and application material?
Hard copy applications must be submitted to AMIDEAST/Egypt by June 15, 2007.
On-line applications must be completed and submitted by June 15, 2007.
What are the scholarship application procedures?
Applicants should:
Pick up an application form from the AMIDEAST office in Cairo at the following address: 23 Mossadak Street, Dokki, Giza
Submit the application form and documents required to the AMIDEAST office in Cairo before June 15, 2007
Download an application form at
Submit the application form and documents required to the AMIDEAST office in Cairo at the following address: 23 Mossadak Street, Dokki, Giza before June 15, 2007
Apply on-line
Scan the documents and upload them to the on-line application
Submit application on-line before June 15, 2007
Notification of Candidates & Schedule of Program Events
When and how will applicants be informed if they are accepted or not?
Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews using the contact information in the application. Scholarship awards and decisions will be announced in September 2007.

What is the schedule of events for the scholarship program?
June 15, 2007: Application deadline
June 15, 2006-End of September 2007: Screening process of applications
End of September 2007: Selection of semi-finalists and personal interviews
Mid October 2007: Notification and announcement of the award recipients
During October 2007: Program orientation for award recipients: an introduction to the programs goals and provisions

November 2007-April/May 2008: Placement process
End of June/early July 2008: ORASCOM Award Ceremony
During July 2008: Pre-departure orientation
During August 2008: Departure of award recipients to the United States
** Online Application **
If you have questions regarding the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact AMIDEAST/Egypt by telephone at 19263; or Ms. Janine Elgamal via email at or by telephone at (02) 3332 0434
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Financial Aid for International Students

A US education is very expensive. Tuition, room and board at an undergraduate institution will cost from $15,000 to $40,000 a year, depending on the school. A graduate education can be even more expensive.

There is very little financial aid for foreign nationals to study in the US, with the possible exception of citizens of Canada and Mexico. Most grants, scholarships, and loans from public and private sources are restricted to US citizens.

As a result, international students will find very little information about financial aid for international students. This site presents more information about financial aid for international students than any other publication. This information originally appeared as part of the FinAid site.

Below you will find a description of how to access what aid is available, and a discussion of some of the problems you may encounter as you pay for a US education.

US students interested in obtaining funding for study abroad should see FinAid's Study Abroad and Foreign Study Programs section.

The bottom line is that there is very little financial aid available, and many international students do not study in the US because they cannot afford the expense. This is especially true for undergraduate education.