Arab American Scholarships

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First 10 Arab American scholarships:
Microsoft Scholarships
 
Amount:
Full tuition and fees, monthly stipend, summer internship after first year.
Awards:
Several
Deadline:
Feb 01
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, www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships, scholars@microsoft.com
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
National Peace Essay Contest
 
Amount:
3 National Awards: First place, $10,000 Second place, $5,000 Third place, $2,500 53 State Awards First place, $1,000 National Awards include State Award amounts.
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
Feb 03
Students in 9th through 12th grade who attend a public, private or parochial school or participate in a high school correspondence program in any of the 50 states, DC or the US territories. State winners will receive scholarships and will come to Washington for an educational awards program.
Contact:
United States Institute of Peace 1200 17th Street N. W. - Washington, D. C. 20036 Tel: 1.202.457.1700 Fax: 1.202.429.6063 Website: www.usip.org
Carlton Fields Diversity Scholarship
 
Amount:
A paid position in the summer associate program and a $5,000 scholarship.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 7
Diverse background, including ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, or disabilities. Good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school. A record of achievement that demonstrates great promise for a successful legal career. A high level of work intensity and aspire to practice law in a highly focused but collegial setting. Demonstrated leadership ability, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and academic achievement.
Contact:
Shannon Williams Director of Legal Talent Management 100 South Ashley Drive Suite 400 Tampa, Florida 33602-5300 direct 813.229.4172 fax 813.229.4133 swilliams@carltonfields.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
Women in Focus - Miss Annie Mae McClain Scholarship (Wisconsin area)
 
Amount:
$2000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Feb 15
Open to students of color. U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Graduating Madison-area high school seniors with the exception of Miss Annie Mae McClain scholarship candidates who may be older or continuing students.
Contact:
Mail completed application to: Scholarship Review Committee, Women In Focus, Inc., c/o Carol Lobes, 5103 North Autumn Lane, Mc Farland, WI 53558 Address questions to: Carol Lobes, 608-838-7491, Scholarship Committee Co- Chair www.womeninfocus.net
Munir Bawany Memorial Scholarship
 
Amount:
$500-$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 27
Open to high school seniors who are of Muslim faith, with a minimum 3.5 GPA, weighted or unweighted and who plan to attend a post-secondary institution may apply for this scholarship. Must attend high school in the Clark County, Nevada School District.
Contact:
The Public Education Foundation Scholarship Office 3360 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 160 Las Vegas, NV 89102 Phone: 702-799-1042 Fax: 702-799-5247 Website: www.ccpef.org Url: https://thepef.academicworks.com/opportunities/271
Midwest Federation of American Syrian/Lebanese Club Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
10-20
Deadline:
March
Must be member or someone in the family must be a member of the club. Contact for additional eligibility details.