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Fulbright Outreach Fellowships for Arab and Ethiopian Students in USA, 2013/14

United States-Israel Educational Foundation offers Master’s and doctoral Fellowships at American universities in USA. Approximately 10 Fulbright Outreach Program Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding students. The fellowship awards are open for Israeli citizens of Arab or of Ethiopian origin having a bachelors degree. The award is open in all subjects except medicine  field. An important evaluation criterion is English language proficiency and must have TOEFL, GRE and GMAT Score. The Fellowships cover tuition fees and living expenses for the funding of two years of study in USA. The final deadline for submission of applications is March 31, 2013.

Study Subject(s): This program is open to students in all fields of study, except those in which hands-on contact with patients is required. Students in medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing and other programs which involve treatment of patients are not eligible for Fulbright grants.
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing Masters and doctoral degree level.
Scholarship Provider: United States-Israel Educational Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:
-Israeli citizens of Arab origin or of Ethiopian origin are eligible. Dual American-Israeli citizens or permanent residents of the United States are not eligible to apply.
-Candidates must be resident in Israel at the time of application and must continue to be resident in Israel until the beginning of their studies in the United States as Fulbright Fellows.
-Students who have already begun their program of studies in the United States or who are planning to begin study in the US before the Fall 2014 semester are not eligible to apply.
-Those who have already been awarded Bachelor’s degrees and students who will complete their Bachelor’s degree studies during the 2012/2013 academic year are eligible to apply.
-Individuals who have already received a Master’s degree are not eligible to request an Outreach Fellowships in support of study towards the receipt of an additional Master’s degree. Students holding an Israeli LLM may be exempted from this rule, if it is their intention to acquire an American LLM in order to be able to undertake further studies in the US towards the receipt of a JSD degree.
-Individuals who have received a Bachelor’s degree from an American college or university are not eligible for an Outreach Fellowship.
-Candidates who have already been admitted to a program of post-graduate studies in the USA and are requesting funding for their studies at a specific university are not eligible to apply for this fellowship.
-Candidates must be in good health. All applicants selected for a Fulbright grant are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before their grants can be activated.
-Prior conviction or current indictment for a felony may result in disqualification.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of Arab and Ethiopia can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Approximately 10 Fulbright Outreach Program Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding students planning to begin Master’s or doctoral degree studies at American universities in the fall semester of the 2014/2015 academic year. This program is open to Arab students and to Ethiopian students.

Number of awards offered: Approximately 10 Scholarships are offered.

Duration of award(s): It is applicable for 2 years.

What does it cover? Program grants cover tuition, fees and living expenses for a maximum of two years of study in the United States.
-tuition and fees for a maximum of two years
-monthly maintenance, book, professional enhancement and equipment allowances for a maximum of two years
-limited health benefits for the grantee only for the duration of the grant
-roundtrip airfare from Tel Aviv to the US academic institution
-pre-departure orientation meeting

Selection Criteria: -Preference will be given to candidates who intend to study for Master’s degrees. -Academic excellence is an important criterion for the evaluation of candidates.
-Possession of skills required to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Israel is an important evaluation criterion.
-Leadership qualities are an important evaluation criterion.
-English language proficiency is an important evaluation criterion. All candidates, including those who have studied in English-speaking countries, must have a recent TOEFL score of 79-80 (Internet-based test) or higher. All candidates must submit a GRE or GMAT score.
-Preference will be given to applicants who have not had a substantial, recent, academic experience in the United States, or other English speaking country. -Preference will be given to candidates under 30 years of age.

Notification: June 2013

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post and electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your applications till March 31, 2013

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