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Christian Quarter of Jerusalem

Experience the Holy Land, Expand Your Network
Foster Personal and Professional Growth


About the Scholarship Program

The CRETIO Foundation Scholarship Program offers young professionals worldwide the opportunity to participate in the Cornerstone Project, a journey to the Holy Land that combines a traditional pilgrimage with network sessions, cultural immersion, and personal, professional, and spiritual development.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 22 and 35 years old (exceptions could be possible on a case-by-case basis).

  • Be registered for the Cornerstone Project and have paid the deposit (350 USD, which would be refunded if the candidate is awarded the scholarship).

  • Fill and sign the registration form, attach a motivation letter, and pay a non-refundable application fee of 100 USD



Applications can be submitted at any time until one month before each journey. For instance, the deadline to apply for the upcoming journey's scholarships is February 18th, 2023.

Selection Criteria

The CRETIO Foundation Board of Directors will evaluate the applications based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity and relevance of the motivation letter

  • Demonstrated potential for personal and professional growth

  • Alignment with the mission and values of the CRETIO Foundation

  • Previous academic and professional achievements

  • Diversity and representation of different backgrounds, nationalities, and fields of expertise


We are calling for applicants!

Check the Call for Applicants here!

Our Sponsors

The CRETIO Foundation Scholarship Program is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and donors. We would like to express our gratitude to all those who have contributed to our mission and vision.

If you would like to support our scholarship program and the Cornerstone Project, please consider becoming a sponsor or making a donation.
More info here

Your contribution will help us to provide more opportunities for young professionals worldwide and to foster personal and professional growth, cultural immersion, and spiritual development.

Application Process

To apply for the scholarship, please follow these steps:

Step 1

Fill out the online application form.

Step 2

Send us:

 - a motivation letter

 - a copy of your passport


Step 3

Pay the non-refundable application fee of 200 USD.

Step 4

Wait a little bit :)

The CRETIO Foundation Board of Directors will review and confirm the result within one week of the deadline and communicate it to the applicants.

Step 5

Accepted applicants must send an acceptance letter and commit to the requirements.

Benefits of the Scholarship Program


Deadline: February 18, 2023

Application fee: 200 USD (non-refundable)

Program: Cornerstone Project (Summer 2024)


- Full Registration Fee: 2,700 USD

- Travel Expenses: Up to 1,200 USD

By obtaining the scholarship for the Cornerstone Project, you have the opportunity to experience the Holy Land like never before. Not only will you receive financial support that covers the full registration fee for the Cornerstone Journey (2,700 USD) plus trip expenses (up to 1,000 USD), but you will also join a network of young professionals from around the world who share your passion for personal and professional growth, cultural immersion, and spiritual development.

By participating in the Cornerstone Project, you will engage in a unique journey that combines a traditional pilgrimage with network sessions, workshops, mentoring, and coaching sessions. You will have the opportunity to connect with other young professionals, exchange ideas and experiences, and gain new insights into the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Moreover, by joining the unique team of young professionals, you are creating hope for the Holy Land and local development. You are contributing to a brighter future for the region by fostering intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding, and sustainable development.


By accepting the CRETIO Foundation Scholarship, you agree to fulfill the following commitments:

  • Complete the Cornerstone Journey and participate in all the activities, workshops, and sessions organized by the CRETIO Foundation.

  • Provide 20 hours of volunteering time for the Foundation, including activities such as mentoring, coaching, or organizing events.

  • Communicate three times in writing with their scholarship sponsor(s).

  • Submit a final report after the journey, outlining your personal and professional achievements and how the scholarship has contributed to your growth and development.

  • Act as an ambassador of the CRETIO Foundation and promote its mission and values among your peers and colleagues.

By making these commitments, you are not only fulfilling your obligations as a scholarship recipient, but you are also contributing to the success of the scholarship program and the Cornerstone Project. You are becoming part of a global community of young professionals who share a vision of personal and professional growth, cultural immersion, and spiritual development and who are committed to making a positive impact in the world.


The CRETIO Foundation reserves the right to modify or cancel the scholarship program at any time without prior notice. The CRETIO Foundation is not responsible for any technical difficulties or other issues that may prevent applicants from submitting their applications or receiving communications from the Foundation. The CRETIO Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any applicant who provides false or misleading information, fails to meet the eligibility criteria, or otherwise violates the rules of the scholarship program. The scholarship recipients agree to participate in any publicity or promotional activities related to the scholarship program as requested by the CRETIO Foundation. The scholarship recipients agree to comply with all rules and regulations related to travel to the Holy Land and to obtain any necessary travel documents or visas at their own expense. The scholarship recipients agree to release and hold harmless the CRETIO Foundation, its officers, directors, employees, and agents from any liability, damages, or expenses related to their participation in the scholarship program or the Cornerstone Project. Although CRETIO Foundation endeavors to provide scholarships for its Cornerstone Project, CRETIO is under no obligation to do so for all pilgrims or all journeys.

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