Posted on June 09, 2010 in Arab American Institute

The programs listed 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 us.

For American Students of Arab Descent

Arab Students Studying in the United States

Other Scholarships (both Arab and Arab American students)

Discontinued Awards

For American Students of Arab Descent

American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine

The Educational and Charitable Fund was established in 1916 to provide scholarships to Palestinian and Palestinian American students from low-income homes to acquire higher education and to support charitable institutes in line with the organization’s mission and goals.

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 and local, 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 All Scholarship applications are due no later than May 1st 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.

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

To apply, the student must be graduating from high school, parent/guardianmust be a member of the AAHC for at least one-year prior to application, and student must be of Arab American heritage.    


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 2012/2013: 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


Fisher Broadcasting Scholarships for Minorities 

Since 1987 Fisher Communications, Inc. has sought to attract minority students into careers in broadcasting with annual scholarships. Fisher’s interest in minority broadcasting students goes back many years and has included training programs in technical areas and on-air. As a result of this nurturing environment, minority employees have made numerous contributions to the standards of excellence that have come to personify Fisher Communications, Inc. and strengthen the diversity of our workplace.

If you are a permanent resident of the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or California tuition may be applied to an out-of-state school. If you are not a permanent resident of the above-mentioned states, tuition must be applied to a school in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or California.

   - You must be sophomore level or above enrolled in a broadcast oriented curriculum (radio, television, marketing, or broadcast technology)
   - Earning an accredited degree at one of the following:
        1. Four-year college or university
        2. Community college, transferable to a four-year baccalaureate degree program
        3. Vocational-technical school
    - You must be of non-white origin
    - You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
    - You must provide proof of citizenship

Application deadline: May 31

Successful applicants will be chosen on the basis of: need, academic achievement, and personal qualities. We will begin accepting applications in January. Click here to apply.


Greater Detroit Interfaith Roundtable

Christine Reed, Coordinator
150 West Boston Blvd.
PO Box 2249
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 869-6306

An annual easy contest sponsored by American Arabic and Jewish Friends. Arab American and Jewish high school juniors and seniors in the Detroit area are paired up to write essays.

Hassan Mustafa Abdallah Memorial Scholarship

PO Box 2473
Bridgeview, IL 60455  

The Hassan Mustafa Abdallah Memorial Scholarship is a need-based scholarship of $500 that recognizes academic achievement to undergraduate students of Arab descent. Applicants must provide a narrative describing their record of community service and/or community development.


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 2013-2014 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: April 3, 2013

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

Awards will be announced and presented in June during ADC's Annual Convention in Washington, DC.

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 Awards will be announced and presented in June 2013, 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, 2013

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000.00

Eligibility requirements:
1. Applicants must be of Arab descent.
2. Undergraduate student applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Graduate student applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA. Senior High School Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Only High School Seniors can apply.
3. Applicants must be maintaining full time status:
      a. Graduate students - 6 credits or more
      b. Undergraduate students - 12 credits or more
      c. Senior High School students - not applicable
4. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and reside in the state of Michigan.
5. Financial need will be considered.
Special consideration will be given for applicants as follows:
i. Applicants majoring in Mass Communications and Political Science; other fields might also be specified by scholarship sponsors as a condition for awarding the scholarship
ii. Applicants enrolled or planning to enroll in universities that contribute towards the Arab American Scholarship Fund.
* Relatives (members of immediate family) of the Executive Board members of the Lebanese-American Heritage Club are not eligible.
** Scholarship recipients will be required to volunteer for 6 hours of community service to support annual activities hosted by the LAHC.

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 To request required QFI scholarship forms to the MMLA Arabic Academy, which runs from June 23 to July 18, 2013, please visit

Program Date:
June 23 to July 18, 2013

The deadline for applications is April 30

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


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 2013 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: May 17-July 5, 2013

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

The 2013 application period is now closed. Please check back for the 2014 application period later this year.


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. 


Yemeni American Association

2770 Salina Street
Dearborn, MI 48120
(313) 842-8402

Approximately 10 one-time scholarships of $1,000 for high school seniors of Yemeni heritage.  


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 please click here.



Arab Students Studying in the United States

American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine

AFRP Essay Contest
27484 Ann Arbor Trail
Westland, MI. 48185
(734) 425-1600 fax: (734) 425-3985

Application Deadline: May 15, 2013

The AFRP Essay Contest is open only to the youth whose parents are members of the American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine. Each age category winner will be awarded a $400.00 scholarship and a plaque (total of 3) and essay will be published on the federation’s website and in Hathihe Ramallah Magazine.. Click here for guidelines, age categories and more information.


Arab Student Aid, International

Ishaq Y. Al-Qutub, President
P.O. Box 3546
Dublin, OH 43016
614-889-9420 fax: 614-889-9430

Loans for citizens of Arab countries. Those awarded fellowships must intend to return to an Arab country after completion of their degree.


Bint Jebail Cultural Center

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

Offers 15 scholarships of $500, mostly to students in Michigan, although others could be considered. Good personal conduct is also a criterion for eligibility. Please call for more information.


Hariri Foundation

1020 19th Street, NW #320
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 659-9200 fax: (202) 659-9228

Supports the academic and technical training of Lebanese scholars in over 32 major fields of study. Thousands of Lebanese have pursued studies in over 300 universities and colleges in the United States and Canada through the active sponsorship by and support of the Hariri Foundation.  


Kent School Scholarship

(860) 927-6111 fax: (860) 927-6109

Kent School (Kent, Connecticut) announces an opportunity for qualified high school-age boys residing in the Middle East to apply for scholarship assistance to pursue their secondary education in America for up to three years. Candidates should be entering the 10th, 11th or 12th Grade, or equivalent. Successful candidates will be Arab Muslims, in need of financial assistance, with outstanding academic records and strong potential for leadership in their own communities.   


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, 2013

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.


Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program for Undergraduates


Application Deadline: March 31, 2013

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 2014-2015 academic year is now available online.


Washington Center for Politics and Journalism

The Politics and Journalism Semester

Terry Michael, Executive Director
PO Box 15201
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 296-8455

The Washington Center for Politics and Journalism hosts student journalists pursuing a career in political reporting. This is a non-partisan program designed to familiarize the next generation of political reporters about politics. Ten to twelve college journalists are selected to participate in either a fall or spring program for 16 weeks and receive a $3000 stipend in addition to free tuition. Please visit their website for further details.


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. Depending on the availability of funds, scholarships in the amount of $1,000, $1,500, or $2,000 is presented in October 2013 at the Semi-Annual Meeting. The recipient is recognized by presentation of a certificate at the semi-annual meeting of AAAEA and is required to accept the award in person.

The AAAEA scholarship is available only to student members of the AAAEA who are attending an accredited four year College or University in the state of Illinois or are residents of Illinois attending college elsewhere. Freshmen and winners from previous years are not eligible.

The applicant must complete the AAAEA scholarship award applicationwhich consists of items A through E listed below. Items B and C shall be in original copies in a sealed envelope by their originator.

A. The Application Form.
B. A certified college transcript indicating course grades and cumulative grade point average.
C. A letter of recommendation written by a faculty member or a registered professional engineer or architect or a computer scientist recognized by the Scholarship Committee Members.
D. An adequate description of the applicant's extracurricularactivities. The description should highlight relevant work experience, publications, participation in AAAEA, student/campus activities, involvement in community organizations or a combination of these.
E. Responses to all of the SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS (see website). Responses should be provided as concise, well-organized paragraphs of approximately three to five sentences.
F. The applicant should be available for a thirty-minute personal or by phone interview with one or more members of the Scholarship Committee.

See Website for Selection Criteria.

AAAEA Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 1536
Chicago, IL 60690-1536

The evaluation of all applications will be completed in early September. You will be notified only if you are one of the successful candidates. Registered or certified mail is advisable to help you track your application.


American Association of Yemeni Scientists and Professionals Michigan Chapter

The American Association of Yemeni Scientists and Professionals is granting scholarships to outstanding high school seniors and undergraduate students for the 2013-2014 year. The scholarship is awarded to the students towards their prospective college.

Deadline April 15th, 2013

General Scholarship Criteria:
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of Michigan from a Yemeni heritage. Yemeni undergraduate students who are studying in the U.S. and are considered 'international students' are also eligible.
- Be accepted into a four-year university or community college
- There is no minimum GPA required to be eligible for the scholarship
- Upload transcript(s) to this application
- Follow the guidelines for video submission
- Attend the scholarship ceremony in May 2013
*You cannot apply if you have received a scholarship from AAYSP-MI in previous years

Video Rules:

You will be required to submit a video clip versus the traditional essay format so PLEASE be creative! The video can incorporate pictures, slides, music, poems, etc.The time limit of the video is 3-6 minutes long. The first minute should be an introduction about you and the next 2-5 minutes are dedicated to answering ONE of the following four questions:
One: In addition to academic achievement, what have you done that has inspired & encouraged the Yemeni community?
Two: How can we help parents better understand the value of education so they send their children, both male & female, to college?
Three: You have a peer that plans to drop out of school. What can you do or say to encourage them to continue their education?
Four: What are the cultural obstacles that prevent students from attending college (excluding financial issues)? What are some ways these obstacles can be eliminated or reduced?

- All uploaded content becomes the property of AAYSP upon submission
-The video can be in Arabic , English, or a mixture of both

Click here for more information and to submit your video.


American University in Beirut

The David S. Dogde Endowment Scholarship Fund
850 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6297
(212) 583-7600 fax: (212) 583-7651  


Anthony Parsons Memorial Scholarship

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Old Library, Prince of Wales Road
Exeter, EX4 4JZ England
phone: 011-44-1392-264-036 fax: 011-44-1392-264-035

Applicants are invited for post-graduate studies of the Middle East at Exeter University. Awarded annually to a graduate student, Arab or British, who must be prepared to undertake full-time research on an approved Middle East subject, preferably, but not essentially for the Degree of M.Phil or PhD.  


Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship: Social Entrepreneurship and Cross Cultural Network

The Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship ( aims to develop a network of entrepreneurs with a demonstrated interest in social change and cross-cultural dialogue. It is an endeavor to create a new brand of both dialogue and social entrepreneurship that allows for sustainable business models to have far reaching impact.

The AdR class of 2013 will comprise mainly Muslim and Jewish fellows who show a proven ability in acquiring business skills and knowledge derived from the humanities. In addition, they are required to demonstrate a shared purpose in using social entrepreneurship as a new bridge across the cultural divide. In a multi-layered approach, the program blends three educational components: action-driven social entrepreneurship program, exposure to state-of-the-art scholarship and cross-cultural dialogue.
This is an all paid for fellowship for 30 innovative, entrepreneurial, engaging individuals who are making a difference and building bonds with other communities.

Last date to receive applications: March 10, 2013

Venue:  Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK
Program dates:  August 18, 2013 - August 3, 2013

You can find further details about the program and application process on


Barakat Trust and Barakat Foundation

2665 Kimball
Pomona, CA 91767

Provides financial support for students and scholars of Islamic culture. Applicants must have completed at least a B.A. degree and have been accepted for graduate study or an apprenticeship at an accredited university or institution. Since part of the available funds are zakat monies, it should be noted that scholarships and research funded by such monies are open only to Muslims.  


Chaldean Federation of America

18740 West 10 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 851-3023 fax: (248) 996-8342

29850 Northwestern Highway, Ste. 250
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 996-8384 fax: (248) 996-8340


Application Deadline: April 25, 2013 by 5:00pm

The Chaldean Federation of America offers scholarships to 10 students of Chaldean heritage. Funds are generated from business donations and the amount of the scholarships varies from year to year. The Federation offers an Academic Scholarship, an Essay Scholarship, a Talent Scholarship, and a “Newcomer Scholarship” for Chaldean students who have lived in the US for less than five years. Click here for how to apply.


English for Heritage Language Speakers

3607 O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 687-4455 fax: (202) 337-1559

Application Deadline: July 18, 2013

English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) is an intensive, university-based program that enables non-native speakers of English to develop the language skills they need to succeed in professional positions in government and business. The program involves 8 months of full-time study at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Participants improve their English through study of presentation skills, meeting participation, and business writing. The program also provides support for participants as they seek employment with the federal government upon program completion. Scholarships are available for naturalized citizens in exchange for one year of federal service. EHLS is funded by the National Security Education Program.

EHLS is now recruiting applicants for the 2013 program year. Visit today for more information and an application form.


The Hope Fund

752 Forge Road
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: (540) 261-7232

Application Deadline: March 30, 2013

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.


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 during the fall, winter and spring semesters of 2013. 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 2013 or spring 2014) or else to the winter program (Dec 2013-Jan 2014).

Application deadline: March 1, 2013 for Summer Session


Institute of Banking Studies

PO Box 1378
11953 Amman, Jordan
phone: 011-962-6-553-6395 fax: 011-962-6-553-2199

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


Karim Rida Said Foundation Scholarships

4 Bloomsbury Place
London WWC1A 2QA England

Offers a number of partial or, exceptionally, full-cost scholarships annually to enable graduates to pursue a course of taught post graduate study or, exceptionally, of post graduate research in subjects to be considered on their merits at universities or other institutions in the United Kingdom. The scholarships are open to citizens of member states of the Arab League.


Legal Scholarships in the US and Hungary for Palestinian Lawyers

Martha Loerke, Director
Network Scholarship Programs
400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

The Open Society Institute, in cooperation with several internationally accredited law schools, is establishing a Palestinian Rule of Law Project. The project will support the training, over the next 4-5 years, of a highly select cadre of 40-60 Palestinian lawyers in rigorous LLM programs at top Law Schools in the United States and Hungary, with a commitment to return to the West Bank and Gaza for one year to work full time in public sector activities that promote international legal standards and the rule of law.


National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs 

NSLI will dramatically increase the number of Americans learning critical need foreign languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Hindi, Farsi and others through new and expanded programs from kindergarten through university and into the workforce.


Rachel Corrie Scholarship

The Office of Enrollment Services
The Evergreen State College, Library 1221
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, Washington 98505
(360) 867-6310

Application Deadline: February 1, 2013

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.


The Reebok Human Rights Summer Fellowship Amnesty International 

The Reebok Human Rights Summer Fellowship offers students (ages 18-25) a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in the field of human rights. AIUSA is recruiting fellows to spend the summer working with organizations connected to Reebok Human Rights award winners or AIUSA. Postings are in the United States and abroad. Fellows receive funding of up to a maximum of $2,500 to use towards air travel and other expenses. Projects typically last from 4 – 6 weeks. Apply at


The Russell J. Ebeid ’62 ACCESS Scholarship Committee 

ACCESS 2651 Saulino Court
Dearborn, MI 48120

Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

The Russell J. Ebeid ’62 ACCESS Scholarship for Arab American Students encourages young U.S. citizens of Arab-American heritage to attend Kettering University. Criteria considerations include U.S. citizenship, community service and academic achievement. Amount: $5,000/yr renewable. Click here to apply.


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 2014 competition will be accessible on July 16th at

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.

Pluribus Unum Prizes

The Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration offers three $50,000 Pluribus Unum Prizes annually to individuals who have shown exceptional initiative in promoting immigrant integration. Funding provided by the J.M. Kaplan Fund. Click here to apply.

Application Deadline: April 12, 2013

United Palestinian Appeal

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

The deadline for applying for a scholarship for the 2012/2013 academic year scholarship application has passed. 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.


Discontinued Awards

Some scholarships which previously have been included in our listings are no longer active. We have included a list of these awards, below, to prevent confusion.

Al Muammar Scholarships for Journalism

(The Al-Muammar Scholarship is currently suspended.)

From 2005-2013, the program awarded up to four scholarship grants, valued at $5,000 each, to eligible Arab American college students who are majoring in journalism, as well as college seniors who have been accepted to a graduate journalism school. Awardees are selected by a panel of judges drawn from the print and broadcast media in the United States.

Ameen Rihani Scholarship Program

The Ameen Rihani Scholarship was awarded from 2002- 2014 by the The Ameen Rihani Organization. More information and a list of recipients can be found on the Ameen Rihani website.