UK-Levant Emergency Student Fund
The UK-Levant Emergency Student Fund will provide critical small grants of $2,000 to 30 students from Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, or Syria who are pursuing a degree in the United Kingdom at Cambridge University, Oxford University, or Imperial College London. Universities will nominate students who are facing emergencies that impact their ability to pursue their degree.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
- Nominated students must be enrolled and currently pursuing a degree, or be admitted and planning to pursue a degree in the 2023-2024 academic year, at Cambridge University, Oxford University, or Imperial College London. (Funding will not be provided until the university has confirmed enrollment and the student is physically in the United Kingdom.)
- Nominated students must be from Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, or Syria.
- Nomination must be submitted by the institution. Students may not self-nominate.
- Nominated students must be experiencing a financial emergency that impacts their ability to pursue and/or complete their degree. For example, the student may have difficulty paying for educational or medical costs.
- Selection will be made with consideration of the description of the impact of the student’s emergency. Emergencies may be caused by widespread issues (i.e. natural disaster, war, currency devaluation) or personal situations (i.e. medical bills, losing parental financial support, loss of a job).
- Nominators may rank students’ need, which will be considered during selection.
You must complete one nomination form for each student you would like to nominate. If you nominate more than one student, you are offered an option to rank your nominees. Ideally, institutions should nominate approximately 15 students in total.
We recommend that you review the nominations questions before starting the form, so you are able to complete each full form in one sitting.
Deadline – August 8, 2023
- Nomination Opens – July 17
- Nomination Closes – August 8
- Scholarship Recipients Notified – Late August/Early September
- Scholarship Recipients Submit Required Documents for Payment – September
- Terms and Conditions of Award
- Wire Transfer Form
- Funds Disbursed to Scholarship Recipients – September/October
About the Bseisu Foundation The Amjad and Suha Bseisu Foundation work directly with scholars, universities, partners and charities to further their mission of development through accessible education. The Foundation primarily provides higher education scholarships in the UK, US, Middle East and Malaysia, working to reduce financial barriers to education, with a focus on youth, women and refugees in STEM. The charity was co-Founded in 2005 by Amjad Bseisu alongside his wife, Suha. Both had experienced life as first- and second- generation refugees respectively and wanted to give back, sharing a belief that the cornerstone of human development is empowering youth through education and accessibility. The Bseisu Foundation supports students financially through their studies as well as providing a community with shared experiences and a vibrant, high-achieving alumni network. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.