About Dynamic Futures
Over the past five years, Al Fakhoora has implemented its scholarship and leadership program, Dynamic Futures, in the challenging context of Gaza, and has been effectively supporting hundreds of disadvantaged Palestinian youth to promote the right to education in conflict, post-conflict states by unlocking a new generation of marginalized youth to become educated, professionally skilled and inspiration leaders of the future who guide their families and communities toward cohesion and prosperity.
Based on this experience, SPARK and Education above All collaborated through Al-Fakhoora Project to launch the first phase of Dynamic Futures Global Program targeting marginalized Syrian and Palestinian youth in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, West Bank and Jerusalem.
The mission of Al-Fakhoora Dynamic Futures Scholarship is to promote the right to education in conflict and post-conflict states by unlocking a new generation of marginalized youth to become educated, professionally skilled and inspirational leaders of the future who can guide their families and communities toward cohesion and prosperity. In doing so, the objective of the programme is to avail opportunities for underprivileged undergraduate students especially in conflict or transition settings to actualize their professional and leadership potential by overcoming socioeconomic, political and cultural limitations, so they become enabled to productively engage in society.
The scholarship programme consists of four main components, access to quality education, leadership and development, economic empowerment and students’ affairs, having a direct impact on the livelihoods of underprivileged youth and providing them with knowledge, skills and experience needed to be influential within their own surrounding.
Al Fakhoora and SPARK have partnered up to ensure both quality and cost-effectiveness of higher education opportunities, the capacity of potential local partners, and the readiness of the civil society sector to support program components related to advocacy and youth empowerment.
Scholarship Selection Criteria
Suitable candidates for the scholarships are motivated Palestinians with promising pre-qualification profiles who want to play an active and meaningful role in their communities.
• Motivation: The applicant has to demonstrate a solid link between his/ her educational background and the selected course and be motivated to actively engage within the community.
• Financial Situation: The applicant should describe his or her financial motivation.
• Academic Profile: Grades above 72% are required.
• Gender Equality: Equal number of females and males are to be selected
• Language Proficiency: Students should be proficient in speaking and writing the language of instruction.
• Other factors are to be taken into consideration including, but not limited to: orphans, handicapped, students living in Area C or East Jerusalem…
The deadline for application for the Dynamic Futures Scholarship is September 30, 2016.
Spark Scholarship Scheme
The deadline for application for the Dynamic Futures Scholarship is September 30, 2016. The aim of the Dynamic Futures Scholarship is to assist educational institutions with their response strategy to the Palestinian market’s needs.
Suitable candidates for the scholarship are motivated Palestinian students with promising pre-qualification profiles who want to play an active and meaningful role in their communities. The Dynamic Futures Scholarship is a contribution to the tuition fees of selected programmes as well as subsistence support. The additional allowances are considered to be sufficient to cover one person’s living expenses during one academic year at the time. The scholarship holders must cover any additional costs from their own resources. For some programs, scholarship holders may be asked to cover part of the tuition fees from their own resources. The scholarship is only intended for the duration of the course or programme, a maximum of four years, and guaranteed only one year at the time, for which the candidate has been selected. Successful candidates will be informed about total size of scholarship upon announcement of the results.
• Applicant should have successfully completed secondary schooling and is not above 24 years old by the time of applying for the scholarship.
• Applicants should have an Equivalent Certificate issued by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education
• The applicant should be a resident of the West Bank or East Jerusalem
• Applicant does not have sufficient financial means to pursue higher education
• Eligibility criteria could vary form one educational program to the other
Frequently Asked Questions
– How can I apply for Dynamic Futures Scholarship?
Go to Application Center click on apply now to access the application page, you will be required to sign up if you don’t have an account or click on manage current application to sign in if you already have an account.
– Can I save application progress and continue later?
Yes, after you create your account, you will receive an email with application link, your username and password. You can always access your account through that link or you can sign in directly if you have an account through this link.
– What does the Scholarship cover?
SPARK Scholarship student tuition fees/ enrolment, and a monthly stipend to cover basic expenses, such as local transportation and study materials.
– Am I eligible to apply?
Please find the eligibility criteria in About the Scholarship page in Application Center.
– Under what circumstances my scholarship might be terminated?
• The scholarship is terminated after the expiration of the contractual obligation period stipulated in the contract.
• Scoring under the acceptable rate (72%) in the end-semester results may cause the scholarship to be terminated.
• Student violation of University/ Higher Education Institution’s code of conduct can cause termination at any moment during the studies.
• Dishonesty and misbehavior towards SPARK staff or university personnel can cause termination at any moment during the studies.
• Repeated absence from classes without valid justification can cause termination at any moment during the studies.
• Receiving scholarship funds from other agency, person or organization. Duplication of scholarships is strictly prohibited.
– Can I apply for Dynamic Future scholarship offered in other countries?
Unfortunately, you can only apply for the scholarship offered in your country of residence.
– Can I apply if I reside in Gaza?
Unfortunately, at this moment the scholarships only target students living in West Bank and Jerusalem.
– What is the equivalence certificate? And how can I obtain it?
Equivalence certificate is generally obtained from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. It is a state authentication of your high school degree. We advise you to contact the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to know more about the procedure.
– Could the scholarship cover graduate studies (masters, PhD)?
Unfortunately, no. SPARK scholarships cover a variety of short-term courses, vocational education programs and Bachelor’s programs.
– Is English a prerequisite for the scholarship?
This depends on the language of instruction per program. If the language of instruction is English, then a sufficient level of English is required.
– Will SPARK help us find a job?
SPARK is a not-for-profit international organization that develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower ambitious youth. The Dynamic Futures programs providers only higher education to underprivileged youth, and unfortunately cannot provide jobs after the education period. Nevertheless, the program provides constant mentorship to scholars which would help you to shape your career.
– What if I did not find answers to my questions here?
Please contact the SPARK country office on the following email Palestine@spark-online.org
– I am having difficulties with submitting my application.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any technical difficulties with your application.