Arab American Scholarships

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First 10 Arab American scholarships:
Ameen Rihani Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$1500 along with selected books from Ameen Rihani's works.
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Mar 15
* Must be of Lebanese or other Arab descent; * Must be citizen/legal permanent resident of the United States; * Must have attained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale; * Must be planning to 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.
Contact:
Ameen Rihani Scholarship Program The Ameen Rihani Organization 7979 Old Georgetown Road Suite 700 Bethesda, MD 20814 www.ameenrihani.org
LGBT Muslim Retreat Youth Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000 to cover the cost of registration, expenses and meals.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March 24
Open to LGBTQ Muslims 25 years of age and younger.
The Fredrikson and Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$15,000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
March 31
Open to first-year law students from diverse backgrounds.
Contact:
Curt Okerson Email : cokerson@fredlaw.com Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. 200 South Sixth Street Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425 Url: www.fredlaw.com/our_firm/diversity/minority_scholarship/
Transamerica Retirement Solutions Leaders in Healthcare Scholarship
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
March 31
Note: This scholarship was also recently named the "Diversified Investment Advisors Leaders in Healthcare Scholarship". It has undergone a recent name change. Available to first and second year graduate students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare administration or comparable degree program (i.e., MBA, MPH, MHA, MPA, MSN or BSN). Individuals must demonstrate financial need, a commitment to community service and excel academically (minimum 3.0 GPA). This scholarship will be awarded to two candidates each year.
Contact:
For more information, contact Chris O. Biddle, Education Specialist at cbiddle@aha.org or at (312)-422-2658.
Cathy L. Brock Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
1
Deadline:
March 31
The Cathy L. Brock Memorial Scholarship recognizes graduate student leaders who represent ethnically diverse cultural backgrounds and is named in memory of Cathy L. Brock, Director of Operations for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) Health Research and Educational Trust. This scholarship is available to first- and second-year graduate students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare administration or a comparable degree (ie., MBA, MPH, MHA, MPA) who demonstrate an interest or commitment to a career in finance. Individuals must demonstrate financial need and excel academically (minimum 3.0 GPA).
Contact:
For more information, contact Chris O. Biddle, Education Specialist at cbiddle@aha.org or at (312)-422-2658.
The(ISC)² Foundation Information Security Women's Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $40,000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
March 31
Applicant must: Be pursuing a course of study and/or have a declared major with an information assurance (IA) concentration in one of the scientific, technical or managerial disciplines related to computer and network security. Undergraduate applicants: must have completed at least the first year of an undergraduate degree program by August of the calendar year in which scholarship funding will commence and be academically eligible to continue at their educational institution in pursuit of their degree. Their grade point average (GPA) must be at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale). Students seeking a two-year Associates Degree and part-time students seeking their degree at night also qualify. Graduate applicants: must be eligible to begin the first or second year of a Masters Degree program; pursue doctoral studies; or complete a graduate IA certificate program. GPA must be at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale). Maintain their GPA level. Should the students GPA fall below the required level, the next scholarship payment will be held for one semester, providing the student the opportunity to raise their grades, at which time payment will be made to the school. Should the student fail to raise their grade, the remainder of the scholarship will be forfeited. Be enrolled at a regionally accredited non-profit college or university (or equivalent for non-US applicants). Undergraduates seeking a two-year Associates Degree, as well as part-time students qualify. Commit to and abide by the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.
Contact:
ISC)² Candidate Services 33920 US Hwy 19 N. Suite 205 Palm Harbor, Florida 34684 USA Ph: 1.866.331.ISC2 (4722) 1.727.785.0189 E-mail: scholarships@isc2.org Website: www.isc2.org
Davis Putter Scholarship
 
Amount:
Up to $10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Apr 01
Open to students who are actively participating in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues. Open to graduate and undergraduate students who are enrolled in an accredited school and will be receiving college credit for the time period covered by their grant. Although U.S. citizenship is not a consideration, applicants must be living in the United States and planning to enroll in school in the US in order to apply. There is a strong preference for grantees who plan on staying in the US and building a movement here.
Contact:
Davis- Putter Scholarship Fund Post Office Box 7307 New York, NY 10116-7307 www.davisputter.org
The Esperanza Fund
 
Amount:
$5,000-$20,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
April 1
Scholarships are awarded regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. Must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S. Must be a graduating senior at a high school or G.E.D. holder in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia. Must enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university in the 2014-2015 academic year.
Contact:
The Esperanza Education Fund P. O. Box 27507 Washington, DC 20038 E-mail: info@esperanzafund.org Website: www.esperanzafund.org
Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Unspecified
Deadline:
Apr 03
The scholarship is intended to provide financial support to arab american students who excel in media studies. Open to undergraduates at the junior or senior level or graduate students. Must be attending college in the fall of application year. Must be majoring in Mass Communications, Journalism, Radio, Television, and/or Film. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen of Arab heritage. Applicants should send the following to the ADC Research Institute: A one-page statement stating that you are a US citizen, explaining your goals and why you merit the scholarship. Copies of articles, videos, films, etc. Official academic transcripts including your GPA. Two letters of recommendation from Mass Communications professors. Permanent home address, phone number, email address; also address, phone number, and email address during the school year.
Contact:
ADC Research Institute (ADCRI) 1732 Wisconsin Ave, NW Washington, DC 20007 Tel: 202-244-2990 Fax: 202-244-7968 Website: www.adc.org
Rachel Corrie Scholarship Program (PAWA)
 
Amount:
-Travel to and from Birzeit, Palestine -Tuition and application processing fees -Some living expenses, -Small amount for books and supplies.
Awards:
1
Deadline:
April 10
- Local female university student (Southern California) - At least 18 years of age - Previous experience in community and/or campus activism - Academic achievement - Minimum 3.0 gpa - Involvement in extracurricular activities and volunteer opportunities are a plus.
Contact:
www.birzeit.edu/pas or www.pawasca.org Contact: Rana Sharif at sharif.ra@gmail.com