Arab American Scholarships

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First 10 Arab American scholarships:
Stop the Hate Essay Contest
 
Amount:
Up to $40,000
Awards:
7
Deadline:
January 29 (grades 6-10) March 3 (grades 11-12)
What can you do to help put an end to discrimination, intolerance and indifference in your community? These questions are at the core of the Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out, an annual Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage essay contest that encourages social responsibility while fostering an appreciation for people of differing religions, races, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. The contest is open to all Northeast Ohio grade 6-12 students in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit counties. Students can attend a public, private, religious, home, online or charter school.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
 
Amount:
Up to $1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
January 31
To recognize, support and encourage the young people who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of positive race relations. Must be currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12 and have been actively involved in a volunteer activity in the past 12 months that has had a significant impact on race relations in his or her school or community.
Contact:
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Alumni Princeton University P. O. Box 291 Princeton, NJ 08542-0291 Phone: 800-742-1036 URL: www.princeton.edu/pprize
Microsoft Scholarships
 
Amount:
Full tuition and fees, monthly stipend, summer internship after first year.
Awards:
Several
Deadline:
January 31
Open to undergraduates enrolled full-time at four-year universities only. Must be pursuing studies in computer science or related disciplines such as such as electrical engineering, math, or physics and must also demonstrate interest in computer science. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Four scholarships available: General Scholarships, Women's Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.
Contact:
Microsoft Scholarship Program, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-8303, https://careers.microsoft.com/students/scholarships
Redfin Scholarship New!
 
Amount:
$2,500
Awards:
1
Deadline:
January 31
Legal U.S. resident Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college GPA 3.0 or above Entry is subject to the official rules and conditions. As further set forth in the official rules, your entry grants us full permission to republish and otherwise freely use your entry materials and your name and likeness in order to promote Redfin, its subsidiaries, or other third parties. No purchase is necessary and no fees are required to enter.
Kamal Marchi/Arab American Community Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
February 1
Must be a full time undergraduate or graduate student at University of Central Florida majoring in engineering or computer science. Applicant may be a first time enrolled or currently enrolled student. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be of Palestinian, Lebanese, Arab-American, or other Arab descent or origin. Must submit a 500 word essay explaining his/her future goals.
Contact:
f you have any questions related to the scholarship offerings or scholarship process, please contact the CECS Academic Affairs Office, ENG 107, eacaf@mail.ucf.edu. Url: www.cecs.ucf.edu/scholar/cecs.php
ISNA Dr. Abdus Saleem Family Scholarship
 
Amount:
$10,000
Awards:
5
Deadline:
February 1
For entering freshmen in college. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, be majoring in areas but not limited to medical technology, oil and energy, computer science, journalism, or business administration, and be an American citizen or permanent resident. Applicants must write an essay on their personal view toward the most significant challenge or accomplishment of Muslims in America and its value to their life.
Muslim Women's Alliance Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
2
Deadline:
February 14
The Muslim Women's Alliance Scholarship is in honor of Aisha (RA), the greatest of women scholars. The purpose of this scholarship is to empower women, and to allow them to become self sufficient. 1. Female, High School graduate, entering into a two year or four year college 2. Female, currently enrolled in a two year or four year college 3. Female, entering into, or currently enrolled in a trade school. Eligible Students: 1. Muslim Female; must be at the age of 17 years or older, as of March 1, 2016 2. Must be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States, and a resident of Illinois. 3. Must be pursuing an Associate's degree, a first Bachelor's degree, or pursuing technical or vocational training at an accredited school. *Students who are graduating with a bachelor's degree in 2016, and/or those who will be pursuing a graduate degree are ineligible. 4. To be eligible to apply, the annual household income must not exceed the maximum for the household size.
Contact:
Email: info@mwachicago.org Phone: 312 -298-9MWA Address: P.O. Box 3354 Oakbrook, IL 60522 Website: www.mwachicago.com
Francis Maria Fellowship in Arab American Studies
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 15
The Francis Maria Graduate Fellowship in Arab American Studies was established in 2003 with a major gift from the Francis Maria Foundation for Justice and Peace. Its objective is to further develop the Francis Maria collection of mid-20th century Arab American history and related Arab American activities occurring in the IHRC. 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. Maria Fellowships may be awarded more than once to the same student during her/his enrollment in the University. Departments in which graduate students are enrolled arrange individual financial assistance packages of varying terms and amounts, often applied to the second and third years of study, usually through research or teaching assistantships Eligibility: Both International and U.S. Citizen students are eligible. To be considered for this fellowship candidates must: be admitted to, or currently enrolled in, a Masters or PhD degree program in the University of Minnesota Graduate School; have research interests related to the history and culture of Arabs (in the United States or the Arab diaspora) that require research in the IHRC Arab collections: http://ihrc.umn.edu/research/vitrage/index.php have reading proficiency in Arabic as well as English languages. (International students should consult TOEFL requirements :http://www.ets.org/toefl/
Contact:
University of Minnesota 311 Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 Phone: 612-625-4800 Fax: 612-626-0018 Email: ihrc@umn.edu Url: ihrc.umn.edu/educators/ Francis Maria Fellowship.php
A. J. Racy Fellowship for Arab Music Studies
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 15
Applicants should: 1. Mail an application containing the information listed below to be received on or before February 15 2. Arrange for one letter of recommendation, preferably from a faculty advisor, to be received on or before February 15 3. Include 1000-word proposal for project or activity to be funded. 4. The selection will be announced by April 15 (unless there is a reason for delay which would be communicated to applicants) 5. Amount of financial award is communicated to applicants or inquirers (always seek to raise amount by raising funds)
Contact:
Turath - Racy Fellowship for Arab Music Studies P. O. Box 1107 La Canada, California 91012-1107 USA musiqa@hotmail.com Website: www.turath.org
ISNA Aziz Jamaluddin Scholarship
 
Amount:
$4000
Awards:
10
Deadline:
February 15
Given his strong belief to have a generation of educated Muslims to speak out and communicate the true meaning of Islam in all types of media, the Jamaluddin family arranged for a scholarship fund to be established to support five students each year throughout their education in the fields of Journalism and Political Science. GPA 3.5 or higher Must be freshman year in college. American Citizenship or Permanent Residency. Demonstrated financial need.
Contact:
Nida Saleem ISNA Scholarship Program Phone: (317) 204-0930 Fax: (317) 839-1840 scholarship@isna.net Website: www.isna.net