Posted on February 06, 2014 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 Joan Hanna.

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) | 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, 2015; successful candidates will be notified during the middle of March.

For more information please email Joan Hanna at Click here to see the 2013 Helen Abbott Award winners.

For American Students of Arab Descent


Al Muammar Scholarships for Journalism

(The Al-Muammar Scholarship has been suspended for the 2014-2015 school year. Please check back for information on the 2015-2016 award)

Inaugurated in 2005, the program awards annually 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

Individuals are eligible to be nominated as recipients of the ARS if they:

  • are of Lebanese or other Arab descent;
  • are citizens/legal permanent residents of the United States;
  • have attained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;
  • will enter a college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking freshman in the fall of the year (students who are already in college are not eligible for an ARS award);
  • have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.

Applications for this scholarship will be accepted throughout the period of January 1 through March 15 of each year for the fall of that year. To be eligible, all materials must be postmarked on or before March 15 of each year and sent to:

Ameen Rihani Scholarship Program
The Ameen Rihani Organization
7979 Old Georgetown Road
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814

Each year, an individual is selected as the ARS Recipient and will receive a one-time $1,500 (one thousand and five hundred U.S. dollars) scholarship, along with selected books from Rihani's works. This scholarship award will be applied to the fall semester of the academic year. Teachers, counselors, and principals are invited to nominate students with outstanding academic qualifications, particularly those who would promote success in the fields of literature, philosophy, or political science. Nominators should review ARS eligibility requirements and are asked to only nominate eligible students. The nomination must be supported by the submission of the following three forms, which are found on the Ameen Rihani website.  

Application Deadline: March 15

American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine 

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

Application Deadline: As of January 6, 2015, AFRP does not have a deadline listed on their site

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.



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: November 3, 2014; Check back in April for a 2015 application date


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.

As of January 30, 2015, no 2015 information is available. Check back in late March for an updated deadline date.


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 2015-2016 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, 2015

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 Awards will be announced and presented in June 2015, 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, 2015

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 8th, 2015. Adoba Hotel-Dearborn
      • Meeting with Scholarship Recipients: April 30th, 2015 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 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.


The Lebanese Collegiate Network

The Lebanese Collegiate Network (LCN) Academic Excellence & Heritage Award recognizes talented subscribing students who demonstrate a remarkable academic record, are ambassadors of Lebanese Heritage and present themselves as leaders among their peers. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to two candidates.

Please mail your application package to:
Lebanese Collegiate Network
P.O.Box 531203
Los Angeles, CA 90053

You may also email your complete application in PDF format to (make sure to print, sign then scan & email)

For more information, visit:

Deadline for applications: must be postmarked by March 9th, 2015


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 21 to July 16, 2015, please visit

Program Date: 
June 21 to July 16, 2015

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2015

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 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: May 21- July 3, 2015

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

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

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, 2015


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: (tentatively) June 30, 2015


Arab Students Studying in the United States  


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.

To apply for an interest free loan please review our applications and the required documents.

Note: All university documents should be closed and sealed from the university.

Eligibility Requirements for Interest Free Loan for Fresh Applicants:

  1. fill out Application Form A-1 with the following eligibility requirements)
  2. an Arab Citizen (Permanent Resident or Dual Nationals of a non Arab Country do not qualify)
  3. have a student visa of country of study and intends to return to serve home country.
  4. have outstanding academic record. (Please submit your previous academic record in ORIGINAL)
  5. be enrolled for Masters’ or PhD program at a credited University.
  6. provide proof of active full time enrollment in an accredited university. (Applicants enrolled for part-time, via correspondence are NOT ELIGIBLE)
  7. finish one academic semester at least in the field of study to be ELIGIBLE to apply for Interest Free Loan, and must achieve “B” Average or “Very Good”.
  8.  fill out fresh Application Form A-1 with the following eligibility requirements)
  9.  Transcript record of University Grades of previous years (ORIGINAL)
  10. Letter of enrollment for the new academic year from registrar (ORIGINAL)
  11. must provide any change in contact information. (Address, Telephone, Fax, Email Etc.)
  12. provide any change on Two Guarantors. (Address, Telephone, Fax, Email Etc.)
  13. provide revised Financial Statement / Financial Status for the Academic year
  14. (Source of Funds, Amounts Received from each source)
  15. Expected date of Graduation mm / yyyy
  16. Plans after Graduation (Please write and attach on a separate sheet)


Please click here for more information.

Application deadline: January 30, 2014 (As of January 30, 2015, no new information has been posted)


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  


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.   

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014 (As of January 30, 2015, no new information has been posted)


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, 2015

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


Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program for Undergraduates


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.


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.

Please note: Winter/Spring semesters are discontinued, beginning in 2015. An 8-week summer program will begin in June and July of 2015. Fall Semesters are shortened from 16 to 12 weeks, September-November. Applications for the Fall 2015 semester, September to November, will be posted here no later than February 13, and will be due April 10.

For more information, please click here.

Application deadline: April 10, 2015



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:
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: (tentatively) August 31, 2015


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

Click here for more information and to submit your video.

Application deadline: April 10, 2015


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 bootcamp (TBD).

Last date to receive applications: March 15, 2015 (midnight, Paris time) 

Venue: Cambridge University, UK
Program dates:  July 19, 2015 – July 31, 2015

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


Barakat Trust and Barakat Foundation 

The closing date for applications is now February 15th. 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.

Download the Barakat Trust application form at the bottom of this page, and save the file to your computer's hard drive.

Email the completed applications forms to as .pdf files.

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 

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



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 2015 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 22, 2015 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 22, 2015 before 5pm


English for Heritage Language Speakers 

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

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.

Application deadline: July 13, 2015. Visit today for more information.


The Hope Fund 

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

Application Deadline: rolling

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.

Application Process:


and proceed with filling the following documents on their website. Once you have completed all the documents required, please submit them in the fields on this site.


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.

: 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 1, 2015 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.

Visit this link for more information.


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 view this site for more information.


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.

Application deadline: January 23, 2015


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.

Find more info 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

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 2, 2015


The Russell J. Ebeid ’62 ACCESS Scholarship Committee 

ACCESS 2651 Saulino Court 
Dearborn, MI 48120

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.

Please click here for more information.

 Application Deadline: March 1, 2015


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 for more information.

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.

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