English Access Microscholarship Program
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Program Description

The English Access Microscholarship Program, funded by the United States Department of State through the American Consulate General in Jerusalem. This 2‐year program targets Palestinian youth in grades eight and nine who would not normally have access to such opportunities. Those accepted into the program will learn English and develop other communication skills; gain a more in‐depth understanding of U.S. culture and society; develop civic values through community service activities; and prepare for educational and career opportunities that enable them to contribute to their society’s development. The Access program will benefit non‐elite youth in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

The two-year curriculum will consist of 360 instructional hours broken down as follows:

  • 240 hours of English language instruction
  • 85 hours of intensive summer English language instruction
  • 15 hours of public speaking and discourse analysis training
  • 20 hours of cultural enrichment, leadership development, and community service activities

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

In order to be considered for English Access Microscholarship Program, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Come from an underprivileged/disadvantaged background
  • Have an 'A' average grade in both overall average and in English
  • Must be entering high school grades 9 or 10 in Fall 2018
  • Must be born before August 1, 2005
  • NOT an American Citizen or Green Card Holder
  • Be able to participate in a two-year English training program beginning in October 2018 and ending in August 2020
  • Be willing to participate in American Cultural Enrichment and Community Service activities
  • Be a resident of one of the following cities/districts:

    Nablus

    Jericho

    Gaza City

    Ramallah

    Jerusalem

    Rafah

    Jenin

    Bethlehem

    Khan Younis

    Qalqiliya

    Hebron

    North Gaza

    Salfeet

    Tulkarem

    Gaza Middle Area

 

Application Deadline is TBA

 

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INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED