Today, there are over 140,000 people living in the Tafeileh Governorate and the southern Jordan Valley area of Ghor Al-Mazra’a.

Minhati, the University Education Scholarship Fund invests in the brightest to give them an opportunity for future success.

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About 20% of Jordanians live in rural areas where poverty is more prevalent.


Who can apply

Eligibility and selection is based on several criteria including: academic performance, personal achievement, community involvement and personal qualities and is currently restricted to individuals who live in Ghor Al-Mazra’a and the Tafieleh Governorate. To find out more, click on the eligibility & application link at the top for further details

The Scholarship granting process is divided into 3 stages:


How it works

  • The scholarship granting process is divided into 3 stages:

    • Application
    • Evaluation
    • Fund disbursement

    The scholarships are funded by private donations and administered by the Zikra Initiative.

  • Step 1


    Application forms will be handed out to teachers at local schools

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  • Step 2

    Evaluation and announcements

    Students are selected based on a combination of written applications and interviews.

  • Step 3

    Fund disbursement & university registration

    Funds will be distributed among selected applicants and the funded students can proceed with university registration

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