Orascom Construction (OC) is requesting applications for the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship award Program in the United States for Egyptian citizens, who are living in Egypt for the 2021/22 school year.
Via the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship award program, OC offers full-tuition scholarship awards for undergraduate candidates from Egypt looking to pursue their undergraduate degree program in disciplines that will improve the economic prosperity of Egypt at renowned universities in the United States.
Orascom Construction (OC) can trace its roots back to 1950 when Eng. Onsi Sawiris initially established a construction firm with some friends in Upper Egypt. By tunneling waterways and surfacing roads, he built his business into one of Egypt’s biggest general contractors. In 1961, the business became publicly owned under President Nasser and by then was referred to as the El Nasr Civil Works Company. Not happy to be an employee in his own organization, Eng. Sawiris moved to Libya where he continued his construction profession.
In 1976, he went back to Egypt and established Orascom as a general contracting and trading firm with five staffs. By the early 1990s, Eng. Sawiris had built Orascom as a foremost private sector contractor by working in association with foreign companies executing projects in Egypt. Presently, Orascom Construction continues to combine foreign technical know-how with local resources to execute even larger, more intricate, and demanding projects.
OC looks to advance excellence and accomplishment. OC established the Onsi Sawiris Program in the year 2000 to invest company funds in academic programs to develop the communities in which it operates.
The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship awards will be granted on the basis of character and merit as proven through academic excellence, extracurricular undertakings, and entrepreneurial resourcefulness. The scholarship awards comprise full tuition, a living stipend, travel, and health insurance. Scholarship award beneficiaries will also be afforded the option of an internship role within the organization.
Worth of Onsi Sawiris Scholarship
- The scholarship awards comprise full tuition, a living stipend, travel, and health insurance.
- Scholarship award beneficiaries will also be afforded the option of an internship role within the organization.
Eligibility for Onsi Sawiris Scholarship
- GPA 3.5 / 90% in Thanaweyya Amma certification or equal qualification
- iBT TOEFL: 100 or higher [or equal]
- Areas of Study: Engineering, Political Science, Economics, Finance and Management.
- Be intending to commence their programs in the U.S.A in the year 2021
- Be Egyptian citizens, who are living in Egypt (preference will not be afforded to dual nationality candidates)
- Have not resided more than 3 years overseas
- Be devoted to returning to Egypt for two years immediately after the successful completion of their bachelor’s degree program
- Preference will be afforded to applicants who have not resided, worked, or studied overseas for a substantial period of time.
- The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship award Program is only awarded to the list of endorsed schools specified in the “Approved Universities” section of the application.
- Selection as a recipient for the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship award Program does not guarantee university admission. Candidates will be aided in applying for these universities. If chosen for the scholarship award; the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship award Program will be made once university admission is obtained.
How to Apply for Onsi Sawiris Scholarship
- Application form
- Copy of test scores (SAT I / or SAT II) & IBT TOEFL
- Copy of transcripts
- Copy of graduation certificate or Thanaweyya Amma qualification
- Two recommendation letters
For questions, please contact: [email protected]
Please be aware that in order to be given consideration for a scholarship, you have to apply and gain admission to a minimum of one of the following approved schools in the United States. AMDIEAST/Egypt will support you in the application and placement procedure.
The approved schools for the undergraduate Onsi Sawiris Scholarship award Program are:
– Stanford University
– The University of Chicago
– Harvard University
– The University of Pennsylvania
Applications end on July 31, 2021
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