Oxford Brookes’ Gaza Scholarship was started in 2009 by Sir Iain Chalmers and Dr Paul Brankin OBE to indicate to Palestinians in Gaza that they hadn’t been forgotten.
Life in Gaza is often precarious. The local economy is stifled by the blockade, and for many ambitious young Gazans there are few local opportunities to progress. Higher education beyond Bachelor’s level is not available so scholarships such as this one, offering a chance to study for a Master’s, are a practical way of supporting talented Gazans to make their mark on the world.
The scholarship funds students to study for a one-year Master’s degree at Oxford Brookes University.