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AAIF Youth Leadership Scholarship

For American Students of Arab Descent

Arab Students Studying in the United States

Other Scholarships (both Arab and Arab American students)

AAIF Youth Leadership Scholarship

Helen Abbott Community Service Awards The Helen Abbott Community Service Awards honor students and student organizations whose devotion to community service, selfless acts of care, and interest in improving the quality of life for others reflect the life of the Awards’ namesake. The Helen Abbott Community Service Awards is given in two categories: (1) achievement by a college/university student and (2) achievement by a high school student. Each year the Foundation awards a maximum of two $1,000 individual prizes and one $500 grant to a high school student. Organizational community service projects include, but are not limited to: community improvement and service projects such as park clean-ups, recycling programs, volunteering in shelters, tutoring programs, food/toy drives, and ethnic/cultural outreach.

Background and Application Form (PDF) | 2017 Award Recipients

The AAI Foundation's Youth Leadership Awards honors Arab Americans 30 years old or younger for their public and community service. This year's application deadline is March 1, 2017; successful candidates will be notified during the middle of March.

For more information please email Joan Hanna at jhanna@aaiusa.org.


The programs listed below are offered by institutions not affiliated with AAI or the AAI Foundation. Please contact each organization directly for further information. To have your scholarship program included on this page please contact Maha Elsamahi.

For American Students of Arab Descent

Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects

Application Deadline: September 30th, 2016

The Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects established the Scholarship Awards Program to Arab American Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science/Information Technology students.

The Award of a scholarship is to be presented to undergraduate or graduate students in the field of engineering, architecture, or computer science/information technology with preference to the undergraduate students. The objective is to promote engineering, architecture, and computer science/information technology as worthy professions and to foster stronger ties between the Association and the Arab American Community.                             

The number and amount of the scholarship(s) will be decided every year based on the amount raised by the Education and Scholarship Committee for this purpose and will be presented at a function of the Association. The 2016 AAAEA- Capital Area has up to $4,000 to award to the winners. The names of the winner(s) will be announced at the Annual Dinner Gala on October 29, 2016, and the winner(s) will receive a certificate and a check. 

For more information please click here:



American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine 

AFRP Scholarship
27484 Ann Arbor Trail 
Westland, MI. 48185 
(734) 425-1600 fax: (734) 425-3985
Email: orders@afrp.org

Application Deadline: May 31st, 2016

Financial aid is given in the form of:

  •  Direct grants to Charitable organizations;
  •  Scholarships awarded directly to students by Scholarship Committee;
  •  Committee-awarded grants for books, papers and research on subjects dealing with Arabic culture.

In the last ten years, more than $800,000 has been spent to financial support students andlocal, national and international charitable organizations. More than 1500 scholarship recipients of the Fund received undergraduate and graduate degrees in such disciplines as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, education, engineering, science, business administration, law and many more that could be listed.


Please send an email request for a Scholarship Application to orders@afrp.org. All Scholarship applications are due no later than May 31 of each year. Applications are only accepted once a year at the AFRP Annual Ramallah Convention.



At AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in the Arab World, we are committed to providing financial assistance to students participating on our programs in the Middle East and North Africa. AMIDEAST currently awards two types of scholarships:
1) AMIDEAST Education Abroad Need-Based Scholarships
2) AMIDEAST Blog Abroad Scholarships

Funding is available only to citizens and permanent residents of the United States participating in AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, and Tunisia. Awards will be made only to students who submit a completed scholarship application and a complete program application by the established deadlines. Scholarship applications from all qualified students will be considered. However, preference will be given to applicants who fulfill one or more of the following criteria:
    - First-generation college students and/or members of groups that historically have been underrepresented on study abroad programs
    - Demonstrated serious financial need
    - Demonstrated academic excellence
    - Currently enrolled at a college or university that is either a member of the AMIDEAST Academic Consortium or an AMIDEAST Affiliate.


AUI Program: March 5

Summer Programs: March 15

Fall or Academic Year Programs: April 15

Spring Programs: October 15

1730 M Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036-4505
(202) 776-9600 fax: (202) 776-7000



Arab American Heritage Council 

416 N. Saginaw St. Suite 220
Flint, MI 48502
810.235.2722  fax: 810.235.3514

Application Deadline: (tentatively) October 21, 2015

The annual Arab American Heritage Council Scholarship is awarded to qualified students based upon the criteria described below:

  1. Students must be a high school graduate between the ages of 17-21.
  2. The student, parent or guardian must be a member in good standing with the AAHC for at least one year to the date of application.
  3. The student must be able to demonstrate Arab American Heritage.
  4. Each candidate must provide a transcript of grades for high school junior and senior years; college applications must also include college transcripts for years attending university or college.
  5. All candidates must provide the following information:
    1. Name
    2. Address
    3. Telephone
    4. Birth date
    5. Attended high school and college applicable
    6. Grade Point Average
    7. Career Goal
    8. Name of AAHC member
    9. Signature and date
    10. Please attach to this description, in 250 words or less, of extracurricular and community service activities.


Arab American Women's Business Council               

The Arab American Women’s Business Council (AAWBC) wishes to foster the growth and academic achievement of Arab American Women. The AAWBC established a scholarship fund to provide educational opportunities to females of Arab descent in the state of Michigan. Four to five ($1000) scholarships will be awarded in 2014/2015: two scholarships to current college students and two scholarships to senior high school students, and possibly one scholarship at the discretion of the AAWBC Scholarship committee.

Applicants must print the application, fill it out, then send the completed application with additional information to:
Elvana Hammoud 
AAWBC Head Office
22952 Outer Drive
Dearborn, MI 48124

Application Deadline: TBD for 2016 (as of 1/28/16)


College Guide for Undocumented Students'

Each year, more than 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high schools in the U.S., but only a fraction continue on to college. For students who want to pursue college, conflicting information about eligibility, legal rights and financial aid can be major barriers. With this in mind, Online Colleges created a college guide for undocumented students that addresses their key concerns:

  • Explanation of legal rights, including the DREAM Act and DACA
  • How to find and apply for colleges
  • Financial aid for undocumented students


Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship 

ADC Research Institute
1990 M Street NW, Suite 610
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 244-2990

Purpose: To honor Arab-American students who excel in Media Studies. 
Amount: $1,000 
Eligibility: College students enrolled in the 2016-2017 academic year majoring in journalism, radio, television, and/or film, and who are juniors, seniors, or in graduate school.

Submission: Hard copy applications only.

Please submit the following items to the ADC Research Institute:

  • A one page statement explaining your goals and why you merit the scholarship, and stating that you are a U.S. citizen of Arab heritage
  • Two (2) original signed letters of recommendation from Mass Communications professors. Copies of your articles, DVD’s, films, and so forth (these items will not be returned to you).
  • Official academic transcripts (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • Your permanent home address/phone number, e-mail address, and your phone number during the school year, if different


Deadline: March 30, 2016

Note: Incomplete, non-hard copy or late applications will not be accepted.

Submit all materials to:
Jack G. Shaheen Scholarship
ADC Research Institute (ADCRI)
1990 M Street, NW Suite 610 
Washington, DC 20036

If you have any questions, call (202) 244-2990 or email organizing@adc.org. Awards will be announced and presented in June 2016, during the ADC National Convention in Washington, DC.


Lebanese American Heritage Club 

13530 Michigan Ave, Suite 227
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 846-8480 fax: (313) 846-8480

Application deadline: April 6, 2016

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000.00; Amount varies based on college or university

  • General Criteria:
    • Scholarship Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the Unites States and reside in the state of Michigan.
    • Financial need is highly considered.
    • All scholarship recipients are expected to attend the following two mandatory meetings. No Exceptions! if you believe that you are unable to commit to attend these two important meetings, we advise you not to proceed with the scholarship application.
      • LAHC 27th Annual Awards Gala: Friday May 6th, 2016. Royal Dearborn Hotel and Convention Center
      • Meeting with Scholarship Recipients: April 29th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. LAHC Office-Dearborn
      • An extra credit will be given to applicants as follows:
  • Applicants majoring in certain fields specified by the scholarship program sponsors as a condition for awarding the scholarship
  • Applicants enrolled or planning to enroll in universities that contribute towards the Scholarship Fund.
  • Required Documents:
    • All required documents [including the 2 letters of recommendation] must be submitted electronically by the student, along with the scholarship application at one time. Applications submitted via email, mail or delivered by hand will be rejected. No exceptions!
    • Below is a list of the required documents:
  • Application form
  • Academic Transcripts: Most recent Academic Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendations. Letters should be from faculty members familiar with the student’s character and academic performance. Letters must be recent and must be on letterhead of the institution.
  • A copy of your current Student Aid Report (SAR). Report must include the EFC number (expected family contribution). The EFC number is an essential part of the scholarship selection process. To obtain the SAR with the EFC, you must submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. You can submit your application on the internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible so that you can receive your SAR on time to meet the deadline.
  • A 500-word essay: We live today in a diverse society comprised of people from different ethnic backgrounds, creeds and countries of origin. Describe how important it is to embrace diversity while maintaining a sense of pride in your ancestral heritage.
  • ACT Test Results (High School Students Only)

Click here to see the required documents and apply for the scholarship.


Middlebury Monterey Language Academy 

Learn Arabic through a summer immersion Arabic Academy and Pomona College program. Full scholarships are now available: the QFI grant provides 15 full scholarships (covering tuition, room and board and travel costs) for deserving students interested in studying Arabic. Both non-native and heritage speakers are welcome. To be eligible, students must qualify for financial aid and be able to continue their Arabic studies after participating in MMLA.

Each MMLA student at the Arabic Academy takes the Middlebury Language Pledge, which requires them to speak, read and write only in Arabic for the entire four-week program.  The setting on Pomona’s campus offers numerous advantages for students, including a rich array of museums, performance spaces, and activities to give students the freedom to explore the language in a real-world context. Pomona’s proximity to Arab-American communities in Los Angeles also allows students to gain a rich cultural context, including visits to mosques, museums, community centers, restaurants, and more.

Students from low-income schools and areas are encouraged to apply immediately at mmla.middlebury.edu. To request required QFI scholarship forms to the MMLA Arabic Academy, which runs from June 28 to July 24, 2016, please visit http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships

Program Date: 
June 21 to July 16, 2016

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2016

How to Apply:
1. Begin the on-line admissions application here.
2. Submit both additional QFI forms below to mmla.financialservices@middleburyinteractive.com.


National Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP)

NAAP Arab-American scholarship applicants should have demonstrated excellent academic achievement and an appreciation, understanding and promotion of his or her Arab-American identity to the student community at large.

The applicant must be:

  • Of Arab heritage
  • Enrolled in a university, college, or community college (2016-2017 year)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • A U.S. citizen, or a non-U.S. citizen living and/or studying in the U.S. at the time of application submission
  • Participating in campus activities that embody NAAP's philosophy and valuesmission and goals

When is the deadline to apply?

December 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST (only complete applications will be considered).

How to apply?

Simply fill out the online application here. The application requires the following information:

  • Personal statement (written or video): The personal statement should explain how the student's on-campus activity has embodied NAAP's mantra of "Collective Advancement" through the execution of at least one of these five categories:
    1. Professiona development;
    2. Community service;
    3. Student involvement;
    4. Social and cultural awareness;
    5. Political advocacy and engagement
  • Proof of enrollement in current 2016 - 2017 School Year
  • Academic transcripts (minimum 3.0 GPA)

 For more information, please visit NAAP's website for more details. 


SQCC Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM), The Middle East Institute 

Since 2009 SQCC has offered scholarships for study in Oman for advanced Arabic language students.  The SQCC Summer Arabic Language and Media program (SQCC SALAM) has been held in Dhofar, Nizwa, and Muscat, and this year, Manah. The program involves intensive Arabic language coursework in an immersive environment, as well as cultural components and trips around Oman.

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2015 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program. SQCC supports Arabic language study for students through its annual SALAM program. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.

Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in a degree seeking program (BA, MA or PhD) in spring 2013, and have completed four semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level Arabic coursework.

Program dates: July 7-August 12, 2016

Location: Manah, Oman at the Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic Language to Non-Native Speakers

Application Deadline: January 10, 2016

For more information, please visit SQCC’s site here.


Wayne State University

Office of Scholarships and Financial Services
Helen Newberry Joy Student Services Center, Room 3 West
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-3378

Scholarships for Arab Americans attending Wayne State as undergraduates. As many as 18 scholarships totaling $14,000 are offered annually. 

Please click here for more information.

Application deadline: March 31, 2016


Yemeni American Benevolent Association (YABA)

2121 Salina Street
Dearborn, MI 48120
(313) 841-3333

The availability of scholarships varies from year to year. Recently the Association granted scholarships of $1,000 each to 11 Yemeni American high school seniors. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Application Deadline: TBD (as of 1/28/16)


Arab Students Studying in the United States  

Leonard Education Organization (LE.O)
PO Box 504 Buena Vista, VA 24416
Phone Number: 609-730-3946

Our mission is to secure and administer valuable undergraduate scholarships and educational opportunities for qualified Palestinian students from the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan. We believe that education and intercultural exchange is the essential path to peace, stability and development.

As a registered charitable foundation working in partnership with U.S. colleges, businesses, host families and relief organizations, we seek to make our mission a reality.

For more information on how to apply for this scholarship, click here.


Bint Jebail Cultural Center 

Attn: Scholarship Committee
6220 Miller Road
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 584-0011 
fax: (313) 584-7216

Offers multiple scholarships of $500 to Arab American students in Michigan, although Arab American students from other states are encouraged to apply as well. Students must be high school seniors and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Please call or email (refer above) for a complete list of scholarship requirements and to obtain an application. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Zaman at (313) 584-0011 for more information.

Application Deadline: March 20, 2015  


National Arab American Medical Association Foundation

801 South Adams Road, #208
Birmingham, MI 48009-7018
(248) 646-3661 fax: (248) 646-0617

Application Deadline: July 1, 2016

The Foundation offers two annual scholarship grants of $1,000 each to qualified students of Arabic extraction enrolled in a US or Canadian medical, osteopathic or dental school. Click here to apply.

Additionally, The Houston Chapter has recently established a scholarship award and is inviting applications at this time. The purpose of the award is to provide guidance and financial assistance to eligible medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy, osteopathy, optometry, chiropractor and post-doctoral students of Arab Heritage in obtaining elective training at one of Houston ‘s medical institutions.

The application process is open all year round and applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis by the scholarship committee.

Awards are granted on a competitive and limited basis depending on funding availability.  The maximum award to any individual is $2500.00

Application forms and more detailed information can be found at http://www.aama-houston.org.


Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program for Undergraduates

Email: OSSP@amideast.org 

Application deadline: June 15, 2015

Through the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program, OCI provides full tuition scholarships for Egyptian students, who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree at Stanford University in the United States.  Undergraduate degrees will be in the fields of Engineering, Economics, Political Science, Finance and Management aiming to boost Egypt’s economic competitiveness. Online applications for the 2016-2017 academic year is now available online.


Other Scholarships 
(for both Arab and Arab American students)

AAAEA College Scholarship 

This scholarship award has been established by the AAAEA Scholarship Committee. The award is presented to an Undergraduate or Graduate, Engineer, Architect or Computer Science student who is also a student member of AAAEA. The main objective is to promote Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science as worthy professions and to foster stronger ties to the AAAEA and to the Arab American Community. At least one scholarship will be awarded annually in an amount of at least $1,000. The names of the winner(s) will be announced at the Annual AAAEA National Conference. The winner(s) will receive a certificate and a check.

The AAAEA scholarship is available to student members who are attending an accredited university.

The applicant must complete and submit the following materials:

1. The Scholarship Application Form. Download Application PDF here.
2. An official college transcript indicating course grades and cumulative grade point average.
3. A letter of recommendation written by a faculty member (from the student’s field of study)
4. An adequate description of the applicant’s extracurricular activities. The description should highlight relevant work experience, participation in AAAEA, student/campus activities, involvement in community organizations or a combination of these.
5. An essay addressing the applicant’s interest in his/her field of study, the most important issue currently being addressed in the applicant’s field, and the responsibility of the Engineers, Architects or Computer Scientists to society and to AAAEA.

If the Scholarship Committee deems it necessary, a fifteen minute phone interview may be scheduled with the applicants.

E-mail all application materials (.pdf format) to: aaaea@aaaea.org
Include in the subject line: National AAAEA Scholarship Committee


Mail all application materials to:
National AAAEA Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 1536
Chicago, IL 60690-1536

Application deadline: TBD (as of 2/1/16)


American Association of Yemeni Scientists and Professionals Michigan Chapter 

The American Association of Yemeni Students and Professionals is granting scholarships to outstanding high school seniors and undergraduate students for the 2015 year.

General Criteria:

– Be a citizen or permanent resident of Michigan
– Be accepted into a four-year university or community college
– Must show proof of college acceptance (letter, schedule, transcript, school ID)
– Much attach transcript when sending the application
– Follow the guidelines for the video submission or essay option located in the scholarship application
– Attend the scholarship ceremony in May 2015

First time applicants will be given higher priority!

This year’s scholarship will consist of two competitive methods: an essay OR video submission that displays a student’s leadership, academic background, community involvement, and commitment to passion.

The prizes for this year are as follows:

and Multiple $500 scholarships**

*High school seniors are only eligible

**High school seniors and college undergraduates are eligible

The top 10 students will be called in for an interview for a chance to win one of the top 3 prizes

For any questions, please contact treasurermi@aaysp.org

Click here for more information and to submit your video.

Application deadline: TBD (as of 2/1/16)


Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship: Social Entrepreneurship and Cross Cultural Network 

The AdR Fellowship develops an outstanding network of entrepreneurs and social activists with a genuine ability for innovative thinking and cross-cultural dialogue. By championing a business mindset, civic engagement and impactful leadership, it is  a unique model for conflict resolution, particularly among Jewish and Muslim communities in North America and in Europe. In a multi-layered approach, the program blends the following capacity building drivers:

  • Business Training & Innovative Leadership
  • Social Sciences
  • Experiential Dialogue

The program blends an intense business school curriculum with thought provoking academic readings and dialogue workshops.

It targets visionary leaders with strong skills in driving social change, critical thinking and empathy. The AdR Fellow is eager to learn, thinks out of the box and believes in the strength of pluralism.

Through an intense summer program followed by a winter bootcamp, the AdR Fellowship helps change makers to strengthen their impact, develop their organization and navigate across cultural differences by a combination of theoretical teaching, tailor-made coaching and peer-to-peer learning.

As the Fellowship continues to expand, we focus on individuals and organizations mainly from Muslim and Jewish communities, although the program is open to everyone working for social change in the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA. As we move forward, the Fellowship will continue to enlarge its geographical reach.

How we make a difference:
  • We create a new model for conflict resolution by blending social entrepreneurship, social sciences and cross-cultural dialogue.
  • We build a vibrant network of social leaders.
  • We enable social enterprises and non-profit organizations to reach sustainability.
  • We trigger new mindset for cutting across cultural, religious and geographical boundaries.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must be a resident of : Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA
  • You can demonstrate early achievements of  your organization. You have a commitment to facilitate any form of cross-cultural dialogue
  • You commit to attend the entire summer school July 19th – July 31st 2015 at the University of Cambridge, UK and to apply for the winter boot camp (TBD).

Last date to receive applications: March 18, 2016 (midnight, Paris time) 

Venue: Cambridge University, UK
Program dates:  July 24th, 2016 – August 5th, 2016
Website: www.adrfellowship.org

You can find further details about the program and application process on www.adrfellowship.org.


Barakat Trust and Barakat Foundation 

The closing date for applications is now March 31, 2016. The Advisory Committee of the Barakat Trust meets in the early spring of each year to consider applications, and applicants are informed of the results by early Summer.

Please read the Notes for Applicants (below) carefully before completing the form. Please check that you are eligible for the award(s) for which you are applying. They cannot accept applications in any other field than Islamic Art History, Architecture and Archaeology under any circumstances. Please do not apply for funding in any other subject.

As of this year, applicants will apply using out Application Portal by clicking here.

An application will not be considered unless the following have been received by the due date:

  • Application form
  • An electronic example of applicant's work
  • Two references sent independently from referees, which must be received by the closing date for applications. Referees should be acquainted with the candidate and his or her work, and in the case of scholarly research, should be senior academics. References must be typed on the headed paper of the institution, and sent by email (ideally as .pdf files) directly from the referees official work email. References emailed from personal or free accounts will not be accepted.

Those applying to come to the U.K. as Visiting Scholars, should provide at least one letter of support from a senior member of a university or equivalent institution in the U.K. and assurance that access to the material relevant for their research will be afforded them.

Anyone applying for a travel grant to study specific manuscripts or items in a museum or library must obtain the relevant permissions to view the items in advance of applying. They cannot make grants without knowing that the applicant has permission to work, or that specific items are actually present and not out on loan.


Chaldean Federation of America 

Scholarship Program
30777 Northwestern Highway, Ste. 300
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: (248) 406-2052

Email: rula@chaldeanfederation.org

Scholarship awardees will be contacted the week of June 13, 2016. A luncheon in their honor will take place onSaturday, June 25, 2016 at 12pm at Shenandoah Country Club. The recipient and 2 family members will be our guests.  Additional attendees are welcome at a charge of $25 per person and MUST RSVP prior.

Scholarship Award Terms:

1. Scholarship recipients are REQUIRED to attend the “Chaldean Scholarship Luncheon”, where they will receive their certificate. Non-attendance will be considered a forfeit of the award barring illness or an emergency. 

2. All awards are a one time, non-renewable grant.

3. Awards are for Chaldean high school graduates and Chaldean college graduates continuing on to higher education. Awards must be used within the academic year they are awarded barring illness, emergency, or military service. Must be graduating class of 2016 to be eligible.

4. All applicants must be Michigan residents.


  • Please review all requirements BEFORE registering using the form on your right.
  • Registration deadline is May 20, 2016 at 5pm.
  • Please mail a copy of as many of the following documents available:
  • Must be Chaldean
  • Must be a Michigan resident
  • Must be a graduating High School Senior or College graduate continuing on to higher education
  • Must have a 3.3 GPA or higher
  • Must mail in a copy of academic transcripts and ACT/SAT scores
  • Must submit letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, certificates, and/or awards
  • Must submit a brief biography about yourself (1 paragraph)

To qualify for the Newcomer Scholarship, you must be a newcomer to America within the last 5 years in addition to the requirements above. Please check the Newcomer box in your online registration in order for your application to be considered.

Mail documents to:

Chaldean Federation of America
Scholarship Program
30777 Northwestern Highway, Ste. 300
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Application deadline: May 20, 2016 before 5pm


English for Heritage Language Speakers 

3607 O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 687-4455 fax: (202) 337-1559
Email: info@ehlsprogram.org

The English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) program is an intensive program of study for adults who possess a high level of proficiency in a critical language and want to achieve professional proficiency in English. Conducted by CAL in partnership with the Georgetown University Center for Language Education and Development, EHLS gives participants the English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills they need to succeed in professional positions in the federal government.

Please click here for more information.

For application deadlines and the application, please click here.

Application deadline for 2017: July 18, 2016


The Hope Fund 

2025 M Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC  20036-3363
Phone: +1 (202) 776-9600
Email: HopeFund@amideast.org

Application Deadline: Awarded on Rolling Basis

The principal mission of the Hope Fund is to provide a college education for young people who have demonstrated academic excellence, determination and drive. We provide scholarships to Palestinian refugees living below the poverty line throughout the MidEast, but especially in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria where the needs are most urgent. We strive to award an equal number of scholarships to young men and women.

To be eligible for the Scholarship Program You Must be:

  • Legal resident of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, or Gaza Strip. Or a registered Palestinian refugee outside the Palestinian territories.
  • Come from a socio economically disadvantaged background.
  • Currently in the 11 or 12th grade and have grade average of 90% or better.
  • Show fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Must not be a U.S. citizen or green card holder.

To learn how to apply contact the office nearest you:


The Ibn Battuta Merit Scholarships 

Qalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic studies is pleased to announce new scholarships available for intensive study of Modern Standard Arabic.  The Ibn Battuta Merit Scholarships aim to reward students for excellence and dedication to the study of the Arabic language as well as promote the study of Arabic as a foreign language.  Prospective students may apply to either one of the semester programs (fall, spring) or else to the winter and summer programs. 


  • Full Scholarships cover all tuition and housing costs for the duration of the program (an approximate value of $3715.00 for semester programs, and $1250.00 for the winter and summer sessions).
  • Partial Scholarships cover tuition-only costs for the duration of the program (an estimated $2100 for semester programs, and $700 for the winter and summer sessions)
  • Transportation to/from Morocco is the responsibility of awardees.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must write a 600-1,000 word essay answering “What do you hope to achieve through your study of the Arabic language?” Applicants must have completed a minimum of four University semesters in Modern Standard Arabic or equivalent study (at least 240 documented contact hours at a private institution). Applicants must have three written recommendations, including at least one from an Arabic Language Instructor/Professor. Applicants must provide graded transcripts documenting previous Arabic study.


All applications must be postmarked by the specified deadline for each session. Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

HOW TO APPLY: send completed application form and all required attachments (photocopy of passport, recommendation letters, essay, and transcripts) via email or post to Qalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic Studies attn: Ibn Battuta Scholarship

Download the Ibn Battuta Scholarship Application (MS Word Format)

Application deadline: March 4, 2016 for Summer Session


Institute of Banking Studies 

P.O. Box: 1080 Safat - 13011 Kuwait
Tel.: (+965) 2290 11 00 
Fax: (+965) 2243 47 05

Offers scholarships to excellent trainees to complete their studies at an accredited Arab or foreign university.

Click here for more information and see if you qualify!

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016


Said Foundation Scholarships 

24 Queen Anne’s Gate
London SW1H 9AA
United Kingdom 
Phone: + 44 (0)20 7 593 5420
Fax: +44 (0)207 593 5429


The Scholarships Programme provides students and young professionals, recognized for their leadership potential, with educational and training opportunities that will help their career development, will enable them to achieve impact in their professional fields and ultimately to bring benefits to others in their countries of origin. These opportunities generally take the form of postgraduate scholarships at Masters and (exceptionally) PhD levels at UK universities; though other professional development opportunities are also occasionally provided.

Applications are restricted to candidates who are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel); Applications for study at universities outside the United Kingdom cannot be considered;

The applications for the next round of scholarships are not currently open. Please check back in July for updated application information


The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program 

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

Check back in September 2016 for information on 2017-2018 programs, click here


Rachel Corrie Memorial Scholarship 

The Office of Enrollment Services
The Evergreen State College, Library 1221
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, Washington 98505
(360) 867-6310
E-mail: elhardtm@evergreen.edu

This $2,000 scholarship is for students dedicated to gaining a better understanding of the Middle East and to working, locally or internationally, to further Middle East peace. Areas of interest may include Arab culture and Arabic language, US Policy in the Middle East, and peace, justice, and conflict resolution studies. Applicants must show they will use their studies to promote human rights and social justice through community activism and/or political advocacy and must be currently enrolled in Evergreen State College.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2016


Paul & Daisy SOROS Fellowships for New Americans 

400 West 59th Street, 4th Floor 
New York, NY 10019 
(212) 547-6926 fax: (212) 548-4623 

The application for the 2016 competition is not currently open. Please check back here in fall 2016 for more information about the next cycle. 

The Soros Fellowship provides graduate school scholarships to "new Americans" to assist them in becoming leaders in various fields. Additional information is available on the Fellowship Program's website. Applicants must either have a bachelor's degree or be in their final year of undergraduate study.


United Palestinian Appeal

2100 M Street NW, Suite 104 
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 659-5007 fax: (202) 296-0224

For more information on the upcoming UPA Scholarship Program click here.

UPA's scholarship program provides tuition costs to hundreds of qualified students attending universities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. With long-term development of Palestine in mind, UPA encourages students in technical fields including engineering, economics, and teaching to apply. Since 1986, UPA’s University Scholarship Program has helped nearly 2,000 qualified students realize their dreams of higher education, providing tuition funds for study at local universities. For the 2010-2011 academic year, UPA awarded scholarships to 136 students, who were awarded between $750 and $1,250 each for the academic year, depending on their financial need and tuition costs.

Youssef Abatal