Yousriya Loza-Sawiris Scholarship 2023/2024 for Egyptians (Fully Funded for Study in the United States)

Deadline: 13th of October, 2022

The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota . The scholarship is funded by Newton Education Services on behalf of Sawiris Foundation for Social Development.


  • The scholarship will cover full tuition, living expenses, travel and health insurance

Eligibility Criteria

  • ​Must be an Egyptian national residing in Egypt (preference will not be given to dual nationality holders).
  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a well reputed academic institution in a related field of study.
  • Must have participated in a minimum of two years of work experience in the field of development.
  • Must meet the entry requirements into the academic MDP program.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent professional and academic track record.
  • The scholarships are awarded based on financial need as well as merit and character demonstrated through academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and social behavior.
  • While no specific academic track is required, students with a strong liberal arts education background and sound quantitative and analytical skills will be best prepared for academic success at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
  • Previous coursework in mathematics, statistics, and economics is recommended.
  • English language proficiency is required. Valid TOEFL or IELTS, exam date should be within two years of graduate program start. Minimum required scores: 100 ( TOEFL internet – based, minimum 22 on each section), or 7 (IELTS, minimum 7 on each section)

Program Requirements

  • Completion of a 50-credit academic master’s program in two academic years
  • Completion of an 8-10 week mid-program summer field experience
  • Employment in the development sector in Egypt following graduation for no less than two consecutive years

Required Documents

  • Completed application form including the personal statement
  • Copy of valid passport ID page
  • Updated resume
  • All undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts
  • TOEFL/IELTS score
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One personal photo
  • HR letter from current employer including salary/salary slip or a bank statement in case of unemployment.

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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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