CANAAN EXTENDS UNIVERSITY EDUCATION TO FARMERS’ CHILDREN
In 2007, the Canaan Scholarship Fund was started. We fund full scholarships for 4-year degrees in Palestinian universities to create future leaders.
Canaan Scholarships is part of an investment in leadership benefitting farming communities. The scholarship covers four years of tuitions at Palestinian universities to children of farmers. Selection criteria give attention to leadership potential, commitment to community service, and family economic conditions. The Canaan Scholarship Fund selects qualified students from marginalized rural and refugee communities. Scholarships recipients commit to volunteer for community service programs for the four summers during their college years. Since 2007, 40 scholarships have been awarded.
TRANSPARENT SELECTION FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
The Canaan Scholarship Award Committee is composed of representatives of Canaan Fair Trade, the Palestine Fair Trade Association, and faculty members from major Palestinian universities. Previous scholarship recipients are now studying subjects ranging from English Literature to Engineering.
In 2011, ten full four year scholarships were awarded: 2011 Scholarship winners
There were seven women and three men recipients.
In 2010, ten full four year scholarships were awarded: 2010 Scholarship winners
There were eight women and two men recipients.
In 2008, ten full four year scholarships were awarded: 2008 Scholarship winners
There were nine women and one man recipients.
In 2007, ten full four year scholarships were awarded: 2007 Scholarship winners
There were six women and four men recipients.
If you would like to contribute to this program, you can host one of our students to work as an intern in your business or organization for the summer, or extend additional support to increase the number of scholarship offerings. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.