Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD)

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Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD)


P.O. Box 5118, Amman 11183, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


+ 962 6 5560741 Ext. 343


+ 962 6 5515950



Chairperson of the Board of Trustees:

HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal

The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) was established in 1977. JOHUD is a leading non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable human development in Jordan and the region. JOHUD works through a network of 50 locally-run community development centers located in the most resource-poor and underserved areas of the Kingdom.

Support to Higher Education

JOHUD established the Goodwill Campaign in 1991. It plays a critical role in providing young people the opportunity to learn, grow and rebuild their lives. Over the years, the Goodwill Campaign has provided over 5,600 scholarships to young people who in normal circumstances do not have the means to attain higher education and to date; around 2,700 persons have graduated and acquired jobs. JOHUD’s annual budget for scholarships is 1,650,000 USD.
Type of Support
JOHUD offers annually 750 scholarships to students all over Jordan, based on the availability of resources. The scholarships cover BSc degrees in all fields of study. The scholarship type; full or partial, depends on the need of the student.
Duration of Support
Four years or less depending on students’ needs.
Eligibility Criteria
Applicants should:
● Demonstrate that they are in need of financial assistance due to their economic circumstances.
● Be Jordanian nationals.
● Be accepted into a Jordanian public university.
● Have proven academic skills.
● Have a minimum tawjihi score of 70%.
Application Procedures
● JOHUD outreach for students in need and calls for applications are announced through JOHUD Community Development Centres’ (CDC) networks and other linkages.
● Successful candidates must not be beneficiaries of any other scholarship schemes.
● Students should maintain an overall score of no less than “Good” throughout the scholarship.
● Students are requested to complete a number of community service hours in their respective communities (25 hours).
August of every year.
Ms. Ghada Abbadi, Program Manager, Goodwill Education Scholarships
Additional Information
Some students are provided with stipends to cover their transportation and books based on their financial abilities. JOHUD currently works on providing other needs to students to enhance their academic achievements like laptops, drawing equipment, books, etc.