AlRafeef Educational Foundation Scholarship

The AlRafeef Educational Foundation Scholarship is part of a long-term Global Health and institutional partnership between the University of Oregon and the Mohammed Al-Mana College for Medical Sciences (MACHS).

AlRafeef Educational Foundation Scholarship


Mohammad Al Mana College of Health Sciences The Alrafeef Educational Foundation Scholarship provides opportunities for students from Mohammed Al-Mana College for Medical Sciences (MACHS) to earn a competitive scholarship to complete their bachelor’s degrees at the University of Oregon.

The scholarship is generously funded by Dr. Aisha Almana, leading Saudi feminist, University of Oregon alum, and founder of Mohammed Al-Mana College for Medical Sciences (MACHS). Together, our goal is to support Dr. Aisha’s vision to provide transformative experiences for students who will be inspired and empowered through their education to work in public health fields. Students in the program will complete their first two years at MACHS in a curriculum vetted by faculty from the University of Oregon before completing their studies at the University of Oregon. The UO American English Institute and Global STEM Education Programs have supported MACHS curriculum reform and faculty professional development.

Scholarship Eligibility

Students who have completed two years of study at the Mohammed Al-Mana College for Medical Sciences (MACHS) are eligible. The scholarship will pay for tuition and fees to the University of Oregon. To maintain the scholarship funding, students must remain in good academic standing with the University of Oregon.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 88
  • GPA: 3.0 (UO equivalent on a 4.0 scale)
  • Interest in Global Health

Application Instructions

To complete your application, please submit each of the following:

  • Apply and interview at MACHS for the scholarship
    • Receive letter of confirmation from MACHS
  • Apply through UO Global Studies Institute for the AlRafeef Educational Foundation Scholarship
    • This includes:
      • A GSI scholarship application and UO international student application
      • Demonstrate English proficiency
      • Submit official transcripts
      • Submit a personal statement (no more than 500 words). In this statement, please reflect on how you think this experience will follow in the footsteps of Dr. Aisha to further your education, empower women, and promote global health.
  • Complete all of the steps to submit the University of Oregon International Application for Undergraduate Admission
    • Submit online application and $75 application fee
    • Demonstrate English proficiency
    • Send official documents

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Scholarship Deadlines

April 1 for Fall Enrollment 
July 1 for Winter Enrollment

Questions? Please contact Elly Vandegrift at for program or admissions questions.