Scholarships offered for Bahraini students

A new initiative to offer seven scholarships to bright Bahraini candidates has been introduced by a top local social welfare organisation.

The AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation, a non-profit organisation, yesterday announced the launch of the late HRH Prime Minister Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Scholarships as part of its Rayaat Scholarship Programme.

Through the initiative, the foundation will provide seven Bachelor’s degree scholarships in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain), the British University of Bahrain, Ahlia University, as well as, Bangor University and the University of London, in partnership with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF).

The initiative marks the remembrance of Prince Khalifa, who was a major supporter of the foundation since its establishment in 2011, as it came as part of his efforts and directives.

The foundation also pointed out that Prince Khalifa ‘greatly appreciated the importance of education’, recognising that it was an investment paramount to the citizens of this country as well as being the basis for every successful community.

Due to his devotion in the matter, the education sector witnessed an advanced shift across various stages which created a cultured and educated generation that contributed to building a modern Bahrain, the foundation added.

Foundation board of trustees’ chairperson Shaikha Zain bint Khalid Al Khalifa said: “AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation is honoured to be launching scholarships in tribute to Prince Khalifa, may he rest in peace, which recognises and honours his memory.

“It expresses our gratitude for all that he has provided to this beloved kingdom and its citizens, as well as his unlimited contributions and unwavering support to the foundation and all of its programmes and activities.

“Prince Khalifa was always a great inspiration to us all, we learned the value of giving, taking responsibility and serving the citizens of Bahrain from him.

“We believe that everything we have achieved in terms of accomplishments, goals and services is first and foremost thanks to Allah, then to Prince Khalifa and his continuous care for the foundation.”

She added the foundation was determined to continue to serve Bahrain under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince Prime Minister.

“I would also like to thank all the participating universities for their co-operation and support of this initiative, which contributes greatly to our goal of empowering young Bahrainis and increasing their chances of achieving their academic dreams at the best educational institutions in Bahrain through the Rayaat Scholarship Programme,” she added.

The Rayaat Scholarship Programme was launched in 2011 aimed at offering a comprehensive approach to the education and personal development of young Bahrainis by providing them with scholarships at accredited universities.

It also provided other training opportunities in the public and private sectors, with the aim of developing skills among the students by providing them with necessary workplace ethics.

The programme also aimed to enhance the concept of social responsibility towards Bahrain and encourage students to participate in volunteer work to serve the local community.

Registration for HRH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa scholarships start on April 11 and continue for two weeks until April 24.

Rayaat Scholarship Programme applicants will have to be accepted into one of the selected universities before applying to the programme.

The selection process will be held under the programme’s guidelines, on the basis of the applicant’s academic achievements, personal interview, an evaluation test, and volunteer work, as well as the applicant’s personal accomplishments.

For support and inquiries, please contact AlMabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation via phone: 17499909 or email:




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