Deadline extended: scholarships in the U.S for Afghan students

Deadline extended

Although we continue to receive applications for our scholarship program, we have decided to extend our deadline from November 15 to December 15, 2011. A significant number of our applicants need more time to prepare the application, particularly the TOEFL/IELTS component of it.

If you have already taken the test and are awaiting your results, please go ahead and submit everything else now and send in your TOEFL scores when you receive them. For the quickest processing, please have ETS send your TOEFL scores directly to us at the following address:

Foundation for Afghanistan
1212 New York Ave., NW, Suite 825
Washington, DC 20005

Also, please read the following information carefully as it contains answers to most of the frequently asked questions:

  • Please note that if you are registered to take the TOEFL or IELTS in January, you may have to apply for next year’s scholarships. There will be no further extension of our deadline for this year.
  • If you have already submitted all of your application materials, you should have received an email confirmation. We will contact you within a week after December 15 if you are shortlisted.
  • We cannot, under any circumstances, waive the TOEFL/IELTS/SAT requirement, even if you have certificates about your English language skills. We only require international TOEFL, not institutional scores.
If you still have questions, please email us at info@foundationforafghanistan.org.
Best of luck!



Accepting applications: college scholarships in the US for Afghan students

The Foundation for Afghanistan is now accepting applications for our college scholarship program under which qualified Afghan students will receive full scholarships in the United States. This scholarship program has been made possible by the generosity of our institutional partners such as Berea College.

All demonstrated needs of admitted students will be met by assistance from our partner institutions or from Foundation for Afghanistan. Full scholarships will be provided for four years or, in some cases, the duration of students’ undergraduate education.

Who can apply

All college-eligible Afghan students, especially females, are encouraged to apply. We are especially looking for students with financial need who also demonstrate a determination to make a meaningful contribution to Afghanistan upon completion of their education. Through this scholarship program, the Foundation hopes to contribute toward improving human capacity in Afghanistan.

Each applicant must submit the following:

How to apply
Submit the required material to applications@foundationforafghanistan.org no later than November 15, 2011.    UPDATE: Deadline has been extended. Please see here.


Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of the submission deadline. The Foundation will then recommend the finalists to our partner institutions and help the finalists in applying for admission.


For more information
If you have questions or need more information, please email us at info@foundationforafghanistan.org.

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Educational and training opportunities in the US for Afghans

Below are a few of the latest educational and training opportunities that have come our way. We are sharing them here so you can help us spread the word. Please take a moment to share this information to your friends, colleagues or acquaintances who might be interested in the opportunities.

Call for LLM Scholarship Applications from Afghan Lawyers and Judges

The Public Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan (PPP) is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Afghan LLM Scholarship Program.  The PPP is a joint effort of the US State Department and leading private attorneys in the US. Established in 2007 by the US Department of State and leading private attorneys in the US, the Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan (PPP) offers scholarships, trainings, and other educational resources to Afghan prosecutors, judges, defense lawyers, advocates and educators seeking to strengthen their skills in the field of law. The PPP seeks to promote rule of law in Afghanistan by supporting Afghan lawyers in their efforts to build strong, fair and open democratic institutions.

The Afghan LLM Scholarship Program combines grants for tuition and fees from partnering US law schools with PPP funding for the scholars’ travel and living expenses in the US.

The PPP helps match scholars to LLM degree programs at top US law schools, including Boston University, Harvard, University of Utah, Chapman, Stanford, George Washington University, Washington and Lee, Ohio Northern University, Georgetown and Whittier.  In addition, a legal mentor is available to most PPP Afghan LLM Scholars, usually a senior Federal judge.

The PPP LLM Scholarship Program is highly competitive and requires a high level of English proficiency as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the legal profession and rule of law in Afghanistan.  At least one year of professional legal experience is preferred by many US law schools, but recent graduates may also apply.  PPP Scholars are expected to return home and work to promote the rule of law in Afghanistan.

For more information about applying to the Afghan LLM Scholarship Program, please visit the Public Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan website.  Please  contact apply@afghanppp.org for any questions.

Applications are due by October 15, 2011.

Call for Applications for Professional Training and Certification in Biomedical Repair

MediSend, a US-based nonprofit organization, offers to sponsor the professional training and certification of an Afghan biomedical repair technician.

Qualified professionals in the health care field such as electrical engineers, biomedical technicians or engineers, lab technicians and radiologists are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must be proficient in English and take part in an entrance exam of about 3-4 hours covering concepts in algebra, physics, electronics and biomedical technologies. A training manual to prepare for for the test and the program is also available for interested applicants.

To apply:

Please download the application, which contains the necessary instructions.

About MediSend and MediSendGEC:

MediSend is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization that supports under-resourced hospitals in developing countries with a multi-dimensional approach to improving community health. Medisend’s mission includes education, training, technical support and management technologies in Biomedical Equipment Repair, as well as the distribution of life-saving medical supplies and biomedical equipment in long-term partnership and emergency relief programs.

The Global Education Center was established to expand MediSend’s mission of Sending Hope. Saving Lives. It is located in the Elisabeth Dahan Humanitarian Center at Medisend’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

With the collaboration and partnership of professional organizations, corporations and universities, MediSend offers comprehensive Biomedical Equipment Repair and Healthcare Management courses to select individuals from developing countries.