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Fully Funded The Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship Program

Fully Funded The Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship Program in the USA

Fully Funded
Country: USA
City: Minneapolis
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Apply for the Fully Funded The Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship Program. The Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship Program is a fully-funded, full-time program for students seeking to earn a Master’s Degree in Development Practice (MDP) from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA. Additionally, the Master of Development Practice is a two-year degree providing graduate-level students with the skills and knowledge to better identify and address the global challenges of sustainable development, such as poverty, population, health, conservation, climate change, and human rights.


  •  Completion of a 50-credit academic master’s program in 2 academic years
  •  Additionally, completion of an 8-10 week mid-program summer field experience
  •  Furthermore, employment in the development sector in Egypt following graduation for no less than 2 consecutive years


  • Egyptian national
  • Additionally, hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a well-reputed academic institution in a related field of study
  • Similarly, satisfy the entry requirements into the academic MDP program
  • Additionally, demonstrate an excellent professional and academic track record
  • Also, demonstrate strong interpersonal skills (extracurricular activities/community work/entrepreneurial initiative)
  • Demonstrate the inability to finance studies from own resources
  • While no specific experience or academic track is required, students with a strong liberal arts education background and sound quantitative and analytical skills will be best prepared for academic success at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Furthermore, previous coursework in mathematics, statistics, and economics.
  • Candidates should have English language proficiency. Valid TOEFL or IELTS exam scores with a minimum of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), 100 (internet-based, minimum 22 on each section), or 7 for the IELTS
  • Moreover, MDP accepted the Graduate Record Examination score (GRE). Also, candidates should not have any specific score, however, Fall 2015 admitted students tested within average GRE Verbal Percentile: 68th and average GRE Quantitative Reasoning Percentile: 54th


Interested candidates must submit two separate applications to the Sawiris Foundation and to the Humphrey School by their respective deadlines:
1.    Candidates should submit a scholarship application to Newton Education Services, on behalf of SFSD. For information about how to apply for the scholarship program, please click here
2.    Additionally, academic applications to be submitted to the Humphrey School. For information about the Humphrey application package please click here

Selection Committee

An external selection committee, consisting of prominent experts in the field of development, is appointed.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline06 July,2020
Open toEgyption Nationals
OrganizerSawiris Foundation for Social Development



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