Sponsor a Student
If you, your family or your community would like to support a student to attend a Palestinian university for one year you can sponsor a Palestinian student through one of our Scholarship Programmes.
£1950.00 covers one year of university fees and administrative costs.
Sponsorship offers the opportunity to directly aid a student in need of financial assistance and follow their progress over the course of their studies. Sponsors are kept informed of the student’s progress via Fobzu, receiving an update on academic performance and a personal statement written by the student describing their experience at university twice a year. This is a very personal way to support the right to education in Palestine.
The wall confiscated half the land of our village and in the struggle against the occupation my family has suffered a lot. My father and brother have spent years in Israeli prisons and family members have been injured in the weekly demonstrations against the wall. I was close to giving up my studies in the absence of my father and brother but thanks to the scholarship a weight was lifted from my shoulders and I can continue without fear or insecurity.Walaa, Finance Student, Birzeit University
I enjoyed the teamwork with other students. It increased my sense of duty to contribute what I can to my community and country. I rely on the scholarship since my family’s financial situation deteriorated after the death of my father, who was the main breadwinner.Malak, Pharmacy Student, Al-Azhar University, Gaza
Why Sponsor a Palestinian Student?
Fobzu supporter and founder of the Dorset Scholarship fund, Sharen Greene, on why she sponsors Palestinian students.
If sponsors have a particular interest in supporting certain sections of Palestinian society or the study of certain subjects, they can specify this in their requirements, although excessive selection criteria are discouraged.