Scholarship Program

A scholarship fund was established by the Future Pioneers Society to ensure all levels of the society can benefit from the educational experience at PBS regardless of their financial backgrounds. Currently, the society subsidizes a portion of the tuition of all attending students, due to the inability to charge the tuition necessary to cover all operating and development costs. We want to open our doors to students from every background but quality education is expensive. Supporting this fund helps us reach out to the community and recruit deserving students to join our school.

Every year, the scholarship committee, assigned by the Future Pioneers Society, reviews applications to determine the acceptance of new students and/or the renewal of existing scholarships. Scholarships are renewed based on continued academic excellence, behavior, and financial need.


Student Profiles

Here are just a few students currently on either full or partial scholarships to PBS:


Huda, currently an Honors student in Grade 10, started at PBS in Grade 5. Her family lives in Balata Refugee Camp, and she was selected out of outstanding students at the Nahr al-Oja Cultural Center (where she recently returned for a community service day). As Huda puts it, “I used to learn in Nahr al-Oja, and now I teach there.” Huda is on a 100% need-based scholarship, which fully covers tuition, transportation, book and activity fees, uniforms, field trips, and additional costs. Her favorite subjects are English and Biology, and she aspires to study Psychology. Huda maintains a 4.0 GPA and is in Amideast’s Competitive College Club, aiming for a full scholarship to study abroad for university.


Omar, a Grade 9 Honors student in all subjects, is on a 50% scholarship for academic merit. He started at PBS in Grade 2. His interests are wide. Fluent in Arabic, English, and Russian, he loves languages and linguistics and is currently trying to learn Hebrew. He also loves social studies, math, and astronomical physics – “all the different possibilities, the different ways solar systems can form.” Omar is an active member of PBS’s Model United Nations club, and went to the MUN conference in Ramallah conference in January.


Qassam, in Grade 2, receives a 50% employee discount in addition to a 20% scholarship for students with physical disabilities. His wheelchair doesn’t stop him from playing and learning alongside his classmates, and Qassam is one of the hardest-working students in his class.


Jana started at PBS in Grade 3 and is currently in Grade 6. She is from the village of Deir al-Hatab, and was selected as an outstanding student at the village community center. Jana is on a 100% need-based scholarship, which fully covers tuition, transportation, book and activity fees, uniforms, field trips, and any additional costs. Her favorite subjects are English and Science, and when she grows up she wants to be a women’s doctor. She loves playing sports, especially handball and basketball, and reading at night before she goes to sleep.


Taima started at PBS in Grade 5, and is currently an Honors student in Grade 9. From Balata Refugee Camp, she is on a 100% need-based scholarship, which fully covers tuition, transportation, book and activity fees, uniforms, field trips, and any additional costs. She loves reading in both English and Arabic. “I don’t know what I want to be when I’m older, I have no idea, but I love books, so maybe a writer?” Taima has a 3.9 GPA. She loves English and Biology.


Shams started at PBS in Grade 5, and is currently in Grade 9. She is from the village of Deir al-Hatab, and was selected as an outstanding student at the village community center. Shams is on a 100% need-based scholarship, which fully covers tuition, transportation, book and activity fees, uniforms, field trips, and any additional costs. She wants to be a doctor when she grows up, “and I like to write a lot about Palestine, so I want to be a writer, and a doctor at the same time.” Her favorite classes are English and Math, and she maintains a 3.7 GPA.