Philippe Jabre Association (PJA) University Scholarships Program 2017

Philippe Jabre Association university scholarships 2017

The philipe Jabre Association is pleased to invite Application for the University Scholarships Program.This is the most important action of Philippe Jabre  Association


  • Help young Lebanese to build their future plans by giving them the means to achieve them.
  • Strengthen the spirit of solidarity and try to create a group of people committed to their society.

Target Group:

  • The Candidates of the 2nd cycle (Masters / Master) accepted abroad and having  very high academic level.
  • The disadvantaged socio-economic situation of the candidate and his family, which does not     allow him to achieve his projects.
  • The admission of the candidate in a university that is included in the list of the best schools or    in the selected “Best Colleges”.
  • Motivation and enthusiasm of the candidate for his studies are essential.

University scholarships are granted depending on the cases of:

  • Tuition,
  • living expenses,
  • Hardware (PCs)
  • Travel expenses.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on a one-year period; contract renewal will be done subsequently, by decision of the APJ committee.
  • To allow others to enjoy the same benefits, foreign grants will be awarded as a loan at 0% interest. In return, students will agree to reimburse   APJ within the period of 5 years to 7 years after graduation.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for a university scholarship are based on the actual needs of candidates.

The society being what it is, the “university scholarships” budget is distributed as follows: 80% for students who meet the criteria; 10% social cases; 10% for exceptional cases. Are considered to meet the criteria of APJ:

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Lebanese candidates.

Those with high score of school grades or academic standing: the level of excellence is required.

Those who do not have the means to pursue higher education, especially those who have none because of the socio-economic situation after the war.

The choice of university is often a determining factor in professional success and is one of the APJ criteria.

Specialization is a non-constant criterion that will be evaluated based on market needs every year..

An analytical study of previous years is carried out and quotas are decided according to this analysis.

The selection criteria are scored. This evaluation system is now systematically applied, apart from social and exceptional cases.

The deadlines for applications are fixed and unchanging whatever the intervene was: interview, analysis, study and folders decisions.

How to Apply

Applications are received between February 15 and May 31 of each year. These applications are valid for the academic year that follows.

Former Scholarship Holders

All scholarship holders must always and regularly provide APJ with their academic bulletins throughout the year.
In July, following the academic results, the student’s contract will be restudied and will be renewed for the coming year in accordance with the new guidelines of the APJ  and the decisions of its committee.
Thus, during the months of July and August, the former candidates whose file is approved are asked to come to put their consent on the form, and if the candidate cannot come personally, one of the parents must sign. This form will serve as a basic document for the estimated budget for the following year.

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NB: A former scholarship holder who changes his course of study will be considered as new candidate.

New Scholarship Holders

Applications are received between February 15 and June 1 of each year. These requests are valid for the following academic year.

From the moment you have created an account, you are asked to complete the online application within two weeks.

Two versions are available in English and French.

The application must be carefully completed and submitted online. We strongly encourage students to complete a record as soon as possible.

Once you are logged in, you will have two weeks to submit the form with supporting documents:

Photocopy of the identity card or extract of civil status.

Photocopy of the extract of family status.

Passport photo.

School Notes of the secondary cycle.

Lebanese Baccalaureate or its equivalent.

Admission or registration Letter of the institute or university.

Academic Notes for the students admitted in the 2nd year or more.

The university degree + 2 letters of recommendation for the students of the second year or more.

Salary attestation, school and university aid attestations for anyone working in the family, issued by the institutions where they work.

The committee, made up of people from the social service of USJ,  Arcenciel,  APJ,  Guidance Center of Louise Wegmann College, and Alumni  Committee of Jamhour, makes decisions about  the  applications  following a notation system based on criteria and their importance.

In mid-July, the applications of new scholarship holders and the estimated budget for the former scholarship holders will be submitted to Mr.  Philippe Jabre and the Board of Directors for a final contentment. Thereafter, APJ will  be responsible to notify new applicants of the amount of their scholarship or refusal of the request.

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 For Scholarship holders and parents, practical information on the various modes of payment of scholarships

For scholarship holders studying abroad, they may have, before they travel, half of their scholarship. The remainder of the grant will be transferred to their bank account abroad in the 2nd semester.

Payments will be made in two installments, in the 1st and 2nd semesters. The results, proof of payments, received from universities should be regularly provided to APJ. Some students, like those of some free or semi-free universities abroad,   who can’t provide documentation (2nd hand equipment purchases, housing among family or friends, etc.), in this case, academic results are a proof in itself.

For students who are in Lebanon, the payment will be executed at the date of payments due to the university. A check will be issued with these two cases:

Case 1: check in the student’s name or a parent.

Case 2: collective check for several scholarship holders in the name of the university.

Application Deadline:Applications are received between February 15 and May 31 of each year. These applications are valid for the academic year that follows.

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