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Arab America provides the latest information on scholarships, internships and fellowships for Arab American students and young professionals. If the information includes past dates, that means the organization has yet to announce their opportunity for the new cycle. I

f you have a scholarship, internship or fellowship opportunity for students of Arab descent that you would like on this page, please email your criteria, deadline, and application URL to with the subject: “Arab American Scholarship/Internship/Fellowship Opportunity”


NAAP Arab American Scholarship

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.

Award is $1,000 for one student

Deadline: November 18, 2016

Applicant will be chosen January 2017

Apply here:

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 values, mission and goals

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 the 2016 – 2017 School Year
  • Academic transcripts (minimum 3.0 GPA)

National American Arab Nurses Association Scholarships for Nursing Study

The National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA) is pleased to announce its annual scholarships, awarded to the most meritorious applicants who are engaged in studying nursing at theAssociate Degree, Bachelor degree, RN-BSN, or BSN-MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) levels.Annually $500 to $1000 scholarships are awarded, depending on the funds available in a given year. The scholarships should be applied toward tuition and/or books in the academic year they are awarded.
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program at the time of application, and should be pursuing a nursing program during the year for which the award is made. In order to be eligible, applicants must be of Arab heritage, citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and must reside within the US or its territories; further, applicants must be members of NAANA.

2016 Scholarship Eligibility Criteria and Application:

Major criteria to be used by the selection committee are:

  • Academic excellence, exemplified by achievement of a grade point average [GPA] of 3.0 [on a 4-point scale] or its equivalent.
  • Demonstrated leadership, academic, professional, and/or through student organizations.
  • Evidence of engagement in and contribution to the health care of the Arab American community.
  • Prior recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to apply during the same degree as the first award.

Material Required for Evaluation:

  • Transcripts of all college/university attended. The transcripts may be unofficial or student copies.
  • Two letters of recommendation. One must be from a nursing faculty member from the institution in which the student is currently enrolled, the second may be from an individual who has taught or worked with the applicant in a different context who might provide a unique perspective on the applicant. The letters should be prepared on institutional stationery, and should address the academic performance of the student, her/his actual or potential leadership activities and the overall criteria. Letters should be sent electronically to NAANA by deadline.
  • A current Curriculum Vita or Resume.
  • A one page essay by the applicant highlighting her/his personal background, career goals, leadership activities, contributions to the health of the Arab American community or plans for doing so upon graduation, and other criteria of the scholarship, and making a case as to why s/he deserves the award. The letter should be prepared in 12-font, single spaced.
  • A completed Scholarship Information Sheet (Pages 3 -5)


All application materials need to reach NAANA by September 30th, 2016; it is expected that the reviews would be completed by mid-May. If selected, the funds will be made available for the academic year that follows, or starting September 1. Scholarship awards are sent directly to the institution where applicant is enrolled.


Materials must be submitted electronically as email attachment to: Reference letters are to be sent separately, by deadline, to the same email address. Incomplete submission will not be considered.

Dr. Philip M. Kayal Fund for Arab American Research

Qualified candidates include graduate students or non-tenured faculty members at accredited institutions. Priority will be given to graduate level and post-graduate students conducting research for publication.

Research applications will be ranked according to the following priorities:

  • Arab Americans conducting research on the Arab American community;
  • Non-Arab Americans conducting research on the Arab American community; and
  • Arab Americans conducting research in any related field.
  • Findings of the research should lend themselves to the construction of theories and information with useful social or institutional applications.
  • Preference will be given to research on Arab American communities within the social sciences, particularly sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science, social work, economics, and history. However, biological research, and research on health/illnesses, genetics, and mental health may also be considered.

Deadline: July 14th, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Grants will not exceed $2,500

Website for further information:

All applications must be emailed to and include:

  • A completed cover sheet, which can be filled out at this link:
  • Narrative of no more than 3 pages by email (Narrative instructions are on page 4)
  • Project budget (page 5) by email
  • Attachments (as listed on page 4) by email

English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) at Georgetown University

Federally funded scholarship for the 2018 academic year.

This scholarship is open to native speakers of Arabic, Azebaijiani, Balochi, Bambara, Dari, Hausa, Hindi, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, Persian Farsi, Punjabi,Russian, Somali, Tajik, Tamashek, Turkish, Urdu or Uzbek.

Qualifications: US citizen, have a minimum of BA/BS or equivalent degree, be a heritage speaker of a critical language; be an advanced English speaker; have the desire to work for the federal government

  • Must be able to commit to a full-time day program from January through June, and part-time July-August.

Deadline: July 17th, 2017

Website for further information:

YouTube Webinar:

National Arab American Medical Association Scholarships

Open to Middle Eastern students who are enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian medical, dental or osteopathic school

Deadline: July 1st, 2017

Applicants are chosen every year in September

The Scholarship provides 2 awards at the amount of $1000


Application can be found here

After completing the application, please submit it and all supporting materials to NAAMA at:

NAAMA Foundation
2265 Livernois Road, Suite 720
Troy, MI 48083

Houston Chapter Scholarship

The Houston Chapter 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

Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects Scholarship Program

Must be a Student Member of AAAEA – Capital Area or a child of a current member of the association

Must be an undergraduate or graduate student currently studying in the field of engineering, architecture or information technology at an accredited four year College or University

Have a minimum cumulative grade point average, GPA, of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Applicants must complete the AAAEA Scholarship Award Application and submit all required documents. All Applications will be acknowledged within fifteen (15) days after the deadline

Deadline: August 10, 2016

The amount of awards vary

Contact information

  • AAAEA – Capital Area (MD, VA, and DC), 8721 Plantation Lane, Suite 301, Manassas, VA 20110, Attention: Scholarship Program.
  • National AAAEAUSA Office : AAAEA P. O. Box 1536 Chicago, IL 60690-1536 Phone: (312) 409-8560
  • E-mail:
  • Website:

Arab American Cultural and Community Center Houston Scholarship

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and of Arabic origins

Must pledge to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours at the cultural center during the semester the scholarship is awarded

Applicants may be new college students, current Community College or University students

Students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher

Preference will be given to students who attend a college or university that is located in the Greater Houston area, although this is not a requirement, and plan to complete their associate’s or bachelor’s degree within a timely manner

Deadline: October 31, 2016

Award winners will be notified by November 14, 2016

The amount of awards vary


  • The Arab American Cultural & Community Center 10555 Stancliff Road Houston, TX 770 99 Attn: Scholarship Program


ArteEast Residency

For artists based in the Middle East and North Africa

Summer 2016 Residency: Combines a 6-week residency at Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, NY with an 8-week residency immediately afterward at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY.

Deadline: March 15, 2016.

Decision Announced: April 15, 2016.

Apply here:

Fall 2016 Residency: Takes place at McDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH

Deadline: April 15, 2016.

Decision Announced: June 15, 2016

Apply here:

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Diversity Scholarship

Bradley’s commitment to diversity is not just a passive ideal, but an active goal that allows us to build a team with broad backgrounds and experiences. Every year, we offer two Diversity Scholarships to promote the education of well-qualified law students from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.

We award scholarships of up to $5,000 to first-year students and up to $10,000 to second-year students who are committed to broadening the diversity of voices in the legal profession.

Scholarship recipients are required to clerk in one of Bradley’s offices for at least six weeks during the summer after the scholarships are awarded. (We will do our best to honor the scholarship recipient’s first choice for office placement, but maintain the right to make the final decision.)

The deadline for applying for the scholarship is March 15, 2017, for first-year law students.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship should submit:

  • An online summer associate application
  • A supplemental personal statement (limit to 750 words, in PDF format) discussing the importance of diversity in the legal profession and the way(s) in which the applicant’s receipt of the scholarship would further Bradley’s desire to improve diversity. The personal statement may also be used to apprise the firm of any personal, work, or other circumstances that the applicant believes we should consider. Please submit the personal statement via the online application in the section titled “Attachments.”

In addition to academic qualifications, we may consider other factors, including, but not limited to, involvement in community activities, financial need, significant work, and personal achievements.


NOTE: Bradley does not accept email applications. You must complete the online summer associate application and include the supplemental PDF personal statement to be considered for the diversity scholarship.

Jordanian American Association Scholarship Program

Open to students of Jordanian descent. Please contact for additional eligibility requirements.

Deadline: October 1

Amount of scholarships vary

Contact: The JAA Center 305 Linden Avenue South San Francisco, CA 94080 650.583.0132


PYM USA Ghassan Kanafani Scholarship

Eligibility: only open to Palestinian-American youth (at least one parent must be from historic Palestine, though they might not necessarily have been born there), and must be between the ages of 18-25 years old.

Your writing submission should describe your experience around identity, the shataat, or anything regarding your relationship to Palestine and being Palestinian. We accept any form of writing–poetry, short story, fiction/non-fiction. Word limit of 3,000 words; no minimum word limit. Feel free to include photos, art, or other multimedia to supplement your writing piece. Get creative! There are no borders to this

In order to ensure objectivity in our review process, DO NOT include your name on your submission piece

One entry per person

Deadline: June 1st, 2016

To apply: Please fill out this google form with your application

Send submissions to with subject line: Ghassan Kanafani Writing Scholarship.

Any questions can be sent to


SAMS Syrian American Medical Society Scholarships

Applicant must be a Syrian medical graduate

Must posess an ECFMG certificate

Must have U.S. Visa

Must have scores higher than 90% in both UAMLE step 1 and 2

Must have a good command of the English language as judged by a personal interview with a member of the committee or a SAMS member who is delegated by the committee for such purpose

Must have financial need

Deadline: October 15, 2016

Scholarships award up to $5000

Contact: Syrian American Medical Society P. O. Box 1015 Canfield, OH 44406

Phone: (866) 809-9039



Western Union Family Scholarship Program

The purpose of this scholarship is to help 2 members of a family move up on the economic ladder by providing education assistance and/or training.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and one of the applicants must be born outside the United States

Both applicants must be currently residing in the United States

Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education, language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or financial literacy

Scholarships will only be made to nonprofit accredited higher education institutions and nonprofit training/educational providers

Application must include educational providers for primary and secondary award recipients (must be 2 family members)

Western Union employees, Western Union Agents and dependents are not eligible to apply for these scholarships

The following criteria will be used to review applications:

  • Families that have overcome barriers to pursue their educational goals
  • Families that are involved in their communities
  • Personal educational goals
  • Plans to attain goals
  • Plans for utilizing the scholarship.

Deadline: October 19

Amount of Scholarships range from $1000-$5000

Contact: Institute of International Education 1400 K St. NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005

Tel: (202)326-7861



Lebanese American Heritage Club (LAHC) Scholarship

LAHC is proud and privileged to be recognized as a leading advocate of higher education and to have the distinction of being the largest Scholarship assistance program in the area. Throughout the past twenty eight years, the LAHC has awarded over 1,200 students of high academic distinction more than $1.3 million dollars in scholarships.

Who May Apply?

  • Senior High School Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • You do not have to be of Arab descent to qualify

Scholarship Amount: The monetary value of the scholarship varies from one academic institution to another, pending the matching agreement we have in place with these universities. The LAHC portion of the scholarship is deposited directly into the students’ accounts and matched by that particular university accordingly. Recipients who choose to switch universities after applying for the scholarship, risk altering the final value of the scholarship received.

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.
  1. LAHC 29th Annual Awards Gala: Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Edward- Hotel and Convention Center
  2. Meeting with Scholarship Recipients: March 30th, 2017 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.

Deadline to apply: March 17th, 2017

Apply on website:

Arab American Women’s Business Council Scholarships

Must have at least one parent of Middle Eastern descent

Must be graduate, undergraduate or high school senior who plans to attend an accredited Michigan college or university in the 2015/2016 academic school year

Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident and reside in the State of Michigan

Minimum 3.0 GPA for high school seniors and undergraduate students, minimum 3.5 GPA for graduate students

Must commit to 6 hours of community service for AAWBC annual events

Must provide 1 page essay describing career goals and interest in Arab American Culture

Deadline: November 18, 2016

6 awards will be given with an amount of $1000

Contact: Najwa Abouhassan

AAWBC Head Office: 22952 Outer Drive Dearborn, MI 48124


Gaza Oxford Brookes University Scholarship

The Oxford Brookes Gaza Scholarship Scheme is supported by the Asfari Foundation and was created in 2009, out of a strong will to support the people of Gaza through bringing in one student each year at graduate level to undertake a course of study leading to the award of an Oxford Brookes Masters’ degree.

Application deadline: 31 March 2017

The scholarship covers full fees, accommodation and most living expenses for the academic year. Applicants should fulfil the following criteria:

  • Wish to study for a one year full-time master’s degree at Oxford Brookes University
  • Have a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to a 1st/2:1)
  • Be under 35 years of age
  • Have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above
  • Have relevant work experience
  • Undertake to return to Gaza after completing their studies
  • Be in financial need

Priority fields of study (Other areas may also be considered):

  • Built Environment
  • Regeneration
  • Development and Environmental Management
  • Development and Emergency Practice
  • Public Health
  • Disease Prevention and Control
  • Rehabilitation and Social Care
  • Law and Human Rights

Applicants should apply using the relevant application form, by following the links to the desired program of study in the website:

Following the completion of the application as described above, applicants for the scholarship should:

  • write a covering letter of no more than 500 words,
  • confirm that they have applied for admission to the university
  • state which program they have applied for, and
    • how they meet the criteria and
    • why they should be considered for the scholarship.

The scholarship application letters should be sent directly to the British Council in Ramallah at:

The Antoon and Nita Haboush Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Program to promote post high school education for economically needy Christian Arab Americans

Payments will be made directly to accredited colleges/universities

College/university must be in continental U.S.

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Mail Application to: Ann Runta, PNC Bank, 1900 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114 Tel: (216) 222-9815


Hassan Mustafa Abdallah Memorial Scholarship

This is a Need-based Scholarship of $500

Undergraduate students of Arab Descent

Recognizes academic achievement

Must provide narrative describing their record of community service

Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarships

Purpose: To honor Arab American students who excel in media studies

Amount: $2,500 

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.

Applicants please submit the following items to the ADC Research Institute (HARD copy applications only):

  • 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: Applications must be hard copy. Incomplete, 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

Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC) Scholarship

Must be of Arab/Chaldean descent.

Must be a Michigan resident.

Must be a graduating high school senior.

Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher

Must provide copy of current academic transcript.

Must provide proof of acceptance into a university or college.

Must provide parents household income (based on current income tax returns)

Must submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or other school professional.

If you have any questions concerning the application process, please contact Kimberly Hassan at (248) 559-1990 or

The application must be submitted/post-marked no later than Friday, April 29, 2016 to be accepted.

Mail completed application and supporting documents to: ACC Scholarship Committee Attn: Kimberly Hassan 363 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 300 Troy, MI 48084

 LAHC – Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities 2016 Scholarship

  • For senior high school students, transfer students, current undergraduate and graduate students
  • 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
  • Deadline to apply: April 6th, 2016

Said Foundation Scholarship 

Applicants must complete the online application form by the deadline of 12 December 2014. A link to the application form and guidance notes can be found on the Said Foundation website.

  •  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;
  • Applications from candidates who will be thirty five years old or more at the beginning of the 2015/16 academic year cannot be considered;
  • Evidence that the applicant meets his/her proposed university’s English language conditions is required by the Foundation;
  • Only candidates with the equivalent of a UK 2.1 degree or higher will be eligible;
  • Applicants must give details of the courses for which they have applied in the UK;
  • Candidates are not required to have work experience but priority will be given to those who have some work experience and who can demonstrate that their studies will benefit their field of work on return to the Middle East. If the applicant lacks work experience the Foundation can consider experience gained from voluntary or community activities or participation in activities whilst at university;
  • Applicants are required to demonstrate that they have the   potential to be leaders in their field.
  • Visit website for full details here.

Durham Palestine Educational Trust

Durham Palestine Educational Trust will offer two or three scholarships for a one-year taught Master’s Degree at Durham University, UK.


  • have completed, before July 2014, a degree at a university in the West Bank or Gaza
  • have achieved a cumulative average grading (GPA) of at least 80% (or 3.0 or B) in your first degree
  • possess a certificate of English Language proficiency acceptable to the course you wish to study at Durham University. see webpage
  • have been active in student or community life
  • live in the West Bank or Gaza and belong to a family that is normally resident in the West Bank or Gaza
  • are unable to study abroad through the finances of your immediate family
  • are able to live in the UK for 12 months as a single person.


  • have already taken a Master’s degree course, or
  • have studied, except for short courses, at a university outside of the West Bank or Gaza.


  • You will return to the West Bank or Gaza at the end of your course.
  • You will be an active ambassador for Palestinians during your stay in Durham.
  • You will enrol on the free In-sessional English Language course beginning in October.
  • You give permission for the Trust to contact your Director of Studies at the end of each Term to ask for a report on your academic progress.
  • When we offer you a scholarship, you tell us about any issues that could prevent you from taking up the scholarship on the criteria and conditions outlined above.


The scholarship comes in two parts:

  1. Durham University will award you a tuition fee scholarship.
  2. This Trust (which is a charity, independent of the University) will provide a maintenance scholarship for your accommodation, living expenses, travel to the UK and other necessary expenses, such as a UK visa.


Bint Jebail Cultural Center Scholarships

  • Offers 15 scholarships of $500 to High School seniors
  • Mostly to students in Michigan, although others could be considered
  • Good personal conduct is also a criteria for eligibility
  • To obtain a copy of the application our phone number is 313-584-001, email
  • Deadline is in April

F.M. Jabara Scholarship

  • The Jacobs Family Foundation offers seven scholarships of $7,000 – $10,000 to individuals of Arab descent to attend Polytechnic University of New York
  • Awards are renewable annually pending review by the Financial Aid Office
  • For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 718-260-3300 or

The Russell J. Ebeid’62 ACCESS Scholarship

  • Offers scholarships for U.S. citizens of Arab-American heritage
  • List service activities in high school and community, and complete an essay outlining leadership experiences, career aspirations and personal goals
  • Submit 2 letters recommendation
  • Meet admissions criteria of Kettering University
  • Agree to provide career data upon graduation
  • Deadline: March 1st
  • Application:

Midwest Federation of American Syrian-Lebanese Clubs

Yemeni American Benevolent Association

  • Offers scholarships to senior high school students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and from an Arabic heritage
  • Must be accepted into a four-year university program or a community college, have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and answer the scholarship question in a 1-2 page essay
  • Deadline: August 1st
  • Contact: call 313-433-2856 or 313-841-3333, email
  • Application:

Malta Scholarship

  • Candidates must be of Eastern Orthodox Faith, within jurisdiction of the “Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America
  • Must be a senior in high school or already in college
  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of U.S.
  • Have a 1500 combined SAT score
  • Must have at least a 3.0 in high school
  • Submit transcripts, three letters of recommendation
  • Application:

Francis Maria Scholarships

  • Offers scholarships to students involved with Antiochian Orthodox Church
  • List church/youth group activities
  • Submit grades and test scores, short essay
  • Fill out financial aid section
  • Application:

Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting  

  • Candidate must be an active Girl or Boy Scout
  • Eagle Scouts/Recipients of Gold Award only
  • Must be a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church and must have received the Alpha Omega Religious Award
  • Must be in final year of high school
  • Four recommendation letters
  • Application:

Michael G. Hamaty Scholarship

  • Candidate must be a graduating high school senior
  • Must be a member of St. George Orthodox Parish in Roxbury, MA
  • Submit transcript and two letters of recommendation
  • Application:[1].%20Hamaty%20Scholarship%20Application%20for%20Graduating%20High%20School%20Seniors-1.pdf

N.G. Beram Veterans Association Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a child of the Arab American community
  • Must be a graduating high school student, planning to attend college
  • Application:

Fadel Educational Foundation

  • Applicants must be non-incarcerated U.S. citizens
  • Application:

Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship

  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • High school senior
  • Submit essay, two letters of recommendation
  • Application:

Dr. Abdus Saleem Family Scholarship

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents only
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Entering college freshman
  • Essay, two letters of recommendation
  • Application:

MSA Naziruddin Ali Award

  • Requirements listed in log-in application
  • Application:

MSA Ilyas Ba-Yunus Award

  • Requirements listed in log-in application
  • Application:

Muslim Women’s Association Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate
  • Will be evaluated based on prior academic achievement and financial need
  • Must be a U.S citizen or permanent resident
  • Application:

Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship

  • Only accepts applications from nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, and Mozambique
  • Must be a Post-graduate student
  • Looking for consistent excellence in academic record, genuine financial need
  • Application:


  • Seeking applicants who come from a low-income background; candidates residing in a refugee camp will be given priority
  • Currently in the 10th or 11th grade and have grade average of 90% or better
  • Current legal resident in the West Bank or Gaza; must be a resident throughout the entire candidacy process to be eligible;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English as demonstrated by a minimum score 550 on the ITP or TOEFL test;
  • Able to obtain a US student visa;
  • Preference shall be given to those applicants who have never studied abroad;
  • Completed applications must be submitted to AMIDEAST Ramallah or Gaza offices.
  • Application:


  • U.S. Department of State network, provides access to many different kinds of scholarships
  • Site:

Institute of International Education

  • Organization that promotes international exchange in education and training
  • Has extensive information on programs that provide scholarship funds
  • Site:

International Education Financial Aid

  • Describes itself as the premier internet site for financial aid information for students who wish to study in a foreign country
  • It has a comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information
  • Site:

  • A website with information on scholarships and other useful advice for international students
  • This includes a listing of U.S. schools that offer financial aid to international students
  • Site:

Boston University/Hariri Foundation Scholarship Program

  • The foundation nominates highly qualified candidates from Lebanon for a limited number of scholarships
  • They cover full tuition for two years of graduate study in masters degree programs
  • Applicants must receive an unconditional admission to Boston University in order to be considered
  • For more information contact David Thompson at

Arab American Institute 

  • AAI has and extensive list of institutions offering scholarships
  • Site:

Arab Student Aid International

  • Provides interest-free loans and other financial aid opportunities to Arab students looking to study in the US, Europe, and Canada
  • Site:

Qasid Annual Scholarship

  • Provides scholarship assistance to students and professionals who wish to take an intensive arabic language course
  • Partners on study abroad trips with Harvard University
  • Link:

Boren Scholarships

  • Seeks to provide funding for students who want to study abroad in under-represented areas, and places that are of vital interest to the United States
  • Multiple different financial awards given
  • Student must commit to working in federal government for one year after completion of study abroad program
  • Must be a current undergraduate
  • Application:

Summer Arabic Language Program for High School Students

  • This is an introductory course in Modern Standard Arabic for high school students with limited or no prior knowledge of the Arabic language. 
  • Hosted by The Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
  • Program Dates: June 12 – June 25, 2016
  • Students will earn 2 college credits
  • Scholarships ranging from $250-$1000 are available on need-base
  • Application:



Arab America Internships

  • Summer Internship: June 1 – August 12, 2016
  • Positions Available: 3
  • Application Deadline: Open until all positions are filled
  • Posting content to website and keeping social media sites up-to-date
  • Researching events, and writing on culture of Arab Americans
  • Applicants must be enrolled in college or have completed a college degree
  • Must commit to a period of at least 20 hours a week: June 1–August 12, 2016
  • To apply, email Dr. Amal David:

National Council on U.S. Arab Relations Summer Internship Program

  • Offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity in the Nation’s Capitol
  • Interns placed in one of the over a dozen Middle East and Arab related organizations in Washington D.C. and expected to work 35-40 hours per week
  • Interns take part in twice weekly seminar providing knowledge with greater depth of the Arab world
  • Interns are offered site visits at many of the central institutions of federal government, national security, policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business
  • Unpaid internship. Upon successful fulfillment of the program’s academic and internship requirements, receive $1,000 fellowship stipend

Arab American Institute Internship

  • Offers hands on experience with programs that include research and information, event management, community outreach, and media relations
  • Looking for Arab American college students, recent graduates, and graduate students
  • Interested in public affairs, advocacy, and ethnic politics
  • Must be U.S. citizens, or permitted to work in the U.S
  • Spring, Summer, and Fall available

Arab American Family Services Internships

  • Arab American Family Services (AAFS) is always seeking college students as interns.  If you are interested in learning about the Arab American community, the culture, how to help Arab Americans, or to serve immigrant communities, families, want to learn about advocacy, or make change, AAFS is your place.
  • AAFS accepts students both undergraduates and graduates in all various fields and universities. If your majors are in the following areas, please consider AAFS as your internship opportunities: Psychology, Social Work, Human Services, Criminal Justice, Administration, Geriatrics, Nursing, Pharmacy, Research, Law, Education, Journalism, Political Science
  • Contact: 9044 S. Octavia, Bridgeview, IL 60455  Tel : (708) 599-AAFS(2237) Fax : (708) 599-8229 Email:

ADC Anthony Shadid Internship Program

  • Offers positions for leadership development, educates students on issues of civil rights, the Arab heritage, and current events in the Middle east
  • Must have completed 1 year of college
  • Can be undergraduates, recent graduates, or graduate and law students
  • Must become regular ADC members
  • Semester and Summer internships available

Wilson Center Internship with Middle East Program

  • Looking for students with an interest in some kind of Middle Eastern studies
  • Fluency in Arabic, Farsi, or Turkish preferred
  • Must be seeking a degree
  • Application:

The Palestine Center

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student with a major in International Affairs, Political Science, Middle East Studies or related major.
  • Availability for a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for the duration of the semester (required)
  • Arabic language proficiency; at least two years at the college level (preferred)
  • Experience working or studying in the region (preferred)
  • Application:

Middle East Institute

  • Requires cover letter and resume
  • One professional and two academic references
  • Five page writing sample
  • Proficiency in a Middle Eastern language is preferred
  • Application:



Joseph J Malone Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies

  • Provides educational experience that included introductions to host-country government officials, businessmen, academics, and scholars.
  • Opportunity to discuss Arab world issues and Arab-US relations with American and Arab scholards, policymakers, and other specialists
  • Located in Washington DC
  • Available to qualified American professionals in academia, government, and business
  • Must be US citizen and not a student

Arab American Studies Fellowship Fellowship University of Minnesota

The fellowship varies in amount and duration with a maximum 1-semester living stipend of $8,300 and up to, but not more than, $8,300 toward tuition, mandatory fees and health insurance, subject to United States tax law. Both international and US citizen students are eligible. To be considered for this fellowship candidates must:

Gabr Fellowship

  • Must be 24-35 and emerging leaders in the areas of art, science, media, law and both social and business entrepreneurship
  • Brings together group of 10 emerging leaders from Egypt and 10 from the U.S
  • Fellows meet world-renowned public figures to explore transnational challenges faced by their societies
  • Fellows work together on collaborative action projects

Transformative Leaders Fellowship

  • A leadership development training program developed through the National Network for Arab American Communities
  • Work 16 hours a week in an Arab American serving organization
  • $3000 stipend
  • Required to attend National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)’s leadership institute (all expenses paid)
  • Must be identified as an Arab-American
  • Must be residing or attending college in a host organizations location
  • Must be current undergraduate or graduate student or recent college graduate
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) Research Fellowship Program

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) supports and encourages advanced research on Oman across a variety of academic disciplines through the SQCC Research Fellowship Program. Launched in 2010, this program funds one pre- and/or post-doctorate scholar or team of scholars to carry out research in Oman each year. The fellowship awards up to $51,000 for the fellow or team of fellows.

For more information, or to apply, please visit:

Deadline to submit an application and supporting materials is September 15, 2015.

Boren Fellowship

  • Funding available to those graduate students who wish to continue a program of study outside in an under-represented country in study abroad programs
  • Application:

LAHC Youth Leadership & Diversity Education Program

  • Throughout the course of eleven weeks, participants will be exposed to different scenarios and learning opportunities ranging from: resume building, personal branding, social media etiquette, identity and socialization, history and culture, social justice and community action, leadership and public speaking as well as college preparation.
  • Available to high school students in the 11th and 12th grade.
  • First come first serve to applicants
  • Link:


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