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.
£1850.00 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.
I am from Qalandia Refugee Camp. Like everyone in the camp, my family are refugees and therefore have very little resources. Since my father passed away when I was 14 and I have a large family (three sisters and one brother), our financial situation is tough. I am looking forward to graduating. I am very excited to join the work force so that I can prove my worth as an independent woman and help support my family. This scholarship means so much to me because it was my only hope to complete my studies in light of the family’s financial situation.
Why Sponsor a Palestinian Student?
Fobzu supporter and founder of the Dorset Scholarship fund, Sharen Green, 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.