Deadline:

27 March 2020

Location:

United States

(award)

Description

The Blossom Hill Foundation Fellowship

Blossom Hill offers fellowships to social entrepreneurs who have developed an innovative approach, program, or product that positively impacts war-affected Middle Eastern communities, either in-country or displaced due to conflict.

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Blossom Hill believes in the importance of engaging and empowering war-affected children from the Middle East.It introduces Social Entrepreneur Fellowship Program for this singular purpose: to encourage individuals to develop innovative and solution-focused initiatives that create opportunity for conflict-affected children and help to break the cycle of violence that plagues their communities.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Entrepreneurship

Required Languages

English 

Eligible Countries

Bahrain, Northern Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian, Turkey, United Arab Emirates,Yemen.

Program Period

16 June 2020 First installment of Fellowship funds disbursed to fiscal sponsor upon receipt of signed contract.

17 August  2021 Final project report due.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

The application process includes a comprehensive vetting, not limited to

  •  A thorough review of the proposed idea and work plan.
  •  Submission and approval of the Year I budget.
  • An in-depth interview with all final candidates.
  • Initiatives can take place in the Middle East or another country where war refugee populations are prevalent and are the primary program beneficiaries, i.e., Syrian refugees now displaced in Europe.
  • Applicants should have significant experience and close ties with the community and culture their idea is designed to serve.
  • Applicants should possess the language skills necessary for the successful implementation of their proposed initiative.
  • Applicants must have a partner NGO registered as a U.S. 501(c)(3) charitable organization to serve as a fiscal sponsor.
  • Applicants must reach children and youth beneficiaries ages 24 and under to qualify for funding.

The foundation is looking for ambitious candidates who:

  • Demonstrate an ability to succeed and commitment to social change
  • Present bold, innovative and viable approaches that address an authentic need and have potential for exponential impact
  • Are accessible, responsive, articulate, proactive, and take initiative to further expand their reach.

Click here for details regarding the Fellowship Program criteria.

Opportunity Cost

(Award)

Fellowships are up to $50,000 a year and are renewable on a yearly basis depending on assessment and evaluation of the project’s impact. Fellows who demonstrate significant impact in the community and who comply with Blossom Hill’s requirements may be eligible to re-apply at nine (9) months for additional funding the following year.

How to Apply

First Step: 

Fill the Application form Here

Second Step:

All candidates are also required to submit two (2) written letters of recommendation, a headshot, and a two-minute pitch video

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This Scholarship Published by:
Reem Wally/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Wahiba El Zayat/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team

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