Arab American Scholarships

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First 10 Arab American scholarships:
Arab-American Womens Business Council Scholarships
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 1
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 2013/2014 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.
Contact:
Contact Person: Alvana Hammoud AAWBC Head Office 22952 Outer Drive Dearborn, MI 48124 Website: www.aawbc.org For more information, please contact: Elvana Hammoud, AAWBC Chair of Scholarship Committee: ehammoud@aawbc.org Najwa Abouhassan, AAWBC Scholarship Committee Member: nabouhassan@aawbc.org
Jordanian American Association Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
Varies
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 1
Open to students of Jordanian descent. Please contact for additional eligibility requirements.
Contact:
The JAA Center 305 Linden Avenue South San Francisco, CA 94080 650.583.0132 contact@jaasf.org Website: www.jaasf.org
SAMS Syrian American Medical Society Scholarships
 
Amount:
Up to $5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 15
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.
Contact:
Syrian American Medical Society P. O. Box 1015 Canfield, OH 44406 Phone (866) 809-9039 Fax (330) 286-0325 or (330) 319-8989 Email: SAMS@sams-usa.net Website: sams-usa.net/scholarship-program/
Western Union Family Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$1000-$5000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
October 19
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. To qualify, 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.
Contact:
Institute of International Education 1400 K St. NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: (202)326-7861 Fax: (202)326-7696 Email: wufoundation@iie.org Url: foundation.westernunion.com/education_programs.html
CIPE Youth Essay Contest
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
3
Deadline:
November 18
Essay Contest. Open to students and young professionals ages 18-30.
Contact:
CIPE Center for International Private Enterprise 1155 15th Street, NW Suite 700 Washington, D. C. 20005 Telephone: 202-721-9200 Fax: 202-721-9250 cipe@cipe.org Website: www.cipe.org
Qatar Scholarship Program Georgetown University
 
Amount:
The Qatar Scholarship Program offers dedicated Arabic language students from the United States the opportunity to master their skills in an intensive Arabic language program at Qatar University (QU) in Doha for an entire academic year (September to June). The scholarship includes tuition, room and board in university dorms, round-trip airfare, local transportation and books.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
December 15
This program is designed for those who have already developed their Arabic at the intermediate and advanced levels. Students passing a proficiency exam at QU will also have the opportunity to audit regular undergraduate courses taught in Arabic in an array of subjects. This is a non-degree program; however, students will receive a certificate upon completion of the academic year and academic credit will be awarded. The Department of Arabic for Non-Native Speakers at Qatar University has a number of specialized instructors who have extensive experience teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. Written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic are offered. The curriculum includes: reading, composition, phonetics, Arabic literature in the modern period, the Qur'an, Hadith, schools of poetry, rhetoric, Arabic grammar, semantics and methods of teaching Arabic for non-native speakers. All students applying to the Qatar Scholarship Program must meet the following requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, your application will not be considered for the scholarship. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Between 18 and 40 years old Recently completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree by the beginning of the program Minimum of two years of formal Arabic study and be at the intermediate level of Arabic language study by the beginning of the program Demonstrate interest in the Arabic language and continued language study
Contact:
Qatar Scholarship Program Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Georgetown University ICC 241 37th and O Streets, NW Washington, DC 20057-1020 202.687.7902 qatarscholar@georgetown.edu Url: ccas.georgetown.edu/fsg/scholarships/qatar/
American Mideast Leadership Network (AMLN) Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1000-$3000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Contact
Be of Arab heritage Be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident with permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired). Be a high school senior or undergraduate/graduate student enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at an accredited U.S. college or university in the Tri state area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut). Undergraduate and Graduate students applying must have earned at least 12 credits at a U.S. accredited college or university. Have and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (or 4.00 on a 5.00 scale). Be active in their local Arab American community. %u2217 To receive this award, recipients of this scholarship are required to organize a campus wide event each semester.
Contact:
AMLN Mailing Address: P. O. Box 2156 Long Island City, NY 11102 Phone: (347) 924-9674 Fax (917) 591-2177 E- Mail: info@amln.org Url: amln.org/home/scholarship-opportunities/
Al Muammar Scholarships for Journalism
 
Amount:
5000
Awards:
4
Deadline:
The Al-Muammar Scholarship has been suspended for the 2012-2013 school year. Please check back for information on the 2013-2014 award
Open to Arab-American college students majoring in journalism. Also, open to college seniors admitted to a graduate degree program in journalism.
Contact:
Valerie Smith Scholarship Administrator 1600 K Street NW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20006 Phone: 202-429-9210 Fax: 202-429-9214 or e-mail: usmith@aaiusa.org Website: www.aaiusa.org
WPNJ Arab American Scholarships
 
Amount:
$3000
Awards:
4
Deadline:
Contact
Four $3,000 scholarships funded by private donations are to be awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students and continuing WPNJ students, with preference given to students of Arab descent, promoting higher education as a catalyst for positive social and economic change. The scholarships will provide support for undergraduate students with financial need and encourage these students to become leaders in their disciplines and contribute to their community. Applicants are required to submit the online application (currently closed) indicating their commitment to the enhancement of their community and to their development as leaders in their disciplines and contribute to the social and intellectual development of their community. The Arab American Scholarships are renewable for up to four years (eight consecutive semesters) for freshman or two years (four consecutive semesters) for transfers and continuing WPUNJ students, given the student maintains full-time status (minimum of 12 credit hours), a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. Academic performance is reviewed at the conclusion of each semester and students who do not satisfy the criteria for the renewal of their scholarship award are notified in writing.
Contact:
William Paterson University 300 Pompton Road Wayne, New Jersey 07470 973-720-2000 For more information, contact Mr. Anthony Leckey, Senior Associate Director for Undergraduate Admissions at leckeya@wpunj.edu or 973-720-2900 Url: www.wpunj.edu/admissions/undergraduate/scholarships/scholarshipsfound.dot
The Fredrikson and Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$15,000
Awards:
2
Deadline:
TBA Fall 2014
Open to first-year law students from diverse backgrounds.
Contact:
Greta Larson Email : glarson@fredlaw.com Fredrikson and Byron, P. A. 200 South Sixth Street Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425 Url: www.fredlaw.com/minority_scholarship