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Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program for Egyptians to Study in USA

The Onsi Sawiris Scholarships will be awarded based on character and merit as demonstrated through academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and entrepreneurial initiative. The scholarships include full tuition, a living allowance, travel and health insurance. Scholarship recipients will also be given the option of an internship position within the company.

Onasi Construction seeks to promote excellence and achievement. OC launched the Onsi Sawiris Program in the year 2000 to invest company resources in educational programs to improve the communities in which it works. Through the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship program, OC provides full tuition scholarships for Egyptian undergraduate students seeking to pursue their Bachelor’s degree in fields that will enhance the economic prosperity of Egypt at prestigious universities in the United States.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2018

Eligibility Requirements for the Onasi Sawiris Scholarship Program to Study in the United States

Candidates should:

  • Meet the criteria below
  • Be planning to start their studies in the U.S.A in the year 2019
  • Be Egyptian nationals, who are residents of Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality applicants)
  • Have not lived more than 3 years abroad
  • Be committed to coming back to Egypt for two years directly after the successful completion of their bachelor’s degree

Criteria for the Orascom Construction Onasi Sawiris Scholarship Program to Study in the United States

1.      GPA 3.5 / 90% in Thanaweyya Amma certification (Secondary year) or equivalent certificates
2.      iBT TOEFL: 100 or above [or equivalent]
3.      Minimum SAT I Score
Old SAT (before May 2016) New SAT (after May 2016)
Overall: 2100 Overall: 1450
Reading: 700 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 730
Math: 700 Math: 730
Writing: 700
SAT II in 3 subjects: 600 or above
4.      Extracurricular Activities

Fields of Study: Engineering, Economics, Finance and Management, Political Science.


Important notes:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have not lived, worked, or studied abroad for a significant period.
  • The Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program is only granted to the list of endorsed universities provided in the “Approved Universities” section of the application.
  • Selection as a nominee for the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program does not guarantee university acceptance. Applicants will be supported in applying for these universities. If nominated for the scholarship; the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program award will be made once university acceptance is obtained.

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  1. Anie Udo 05/01/2018

    I just fell in love with this site!!!

    • theafroscholar Post author | 09/01/2018

      Thank you Anie

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