Arab American Scholarships

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First 10 Arab American scholarships:
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.
Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers (AFPD) of Michigan Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$1500
Awards:
23
Deadline:
March
Academic scholarships are open to high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores or juniors who meet the following one of the following criteria: A student employed by an AFPD member company for at least six months as of January 1. And/or a student whose parent is a full or part-time employee of an AFPD members company for at least one year as of January 1. An AFPD member customer and their children. Minority scholarships are available to high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores or juniors who belong to one of the following ethnic/minority groups: African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Arab/Chaldean American. Special rules:-Only one scholarship will be awarded per AFPD member company.-At least 10 Merit, 10 Minority Merit and 3 Financial Need Merit Scholarships will be awarded, with at least 3 awarded to member customers.-Applicants are eligible to win and receive a scholarship a maximum of two times.-Preferential consideration is given to applicants with an AFPD membership affiliation, although membership is not required.
Contact:
AFPD Scholarship Program International Scholarship & Tuition Services P. O. Box 23737, Nashville, TN 37202-3737 Fax: (615) 320-3151 aim.applyists.net/AFPD info@applyists.com
The Carl Brandon Kindred Award
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
March
Award is given to any work of speculative fiction dealing with issues of race and ethnicity; nominees may be of any racial or ethnic group. Works must be speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism, etc.) and published in English. The works must have been published in 2014. Works translated into English are eligible if the English version was published in 2014. When considering works to nominate, keep in mind that by speculative fiction, we mean science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism, or any works that incorporate elements of these and related genres. Works do not have to be marketed as science fiction to be eligible for these awards. We welcome graphic novels for consideration.
Farella Braun Martel Diversity Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
$5000
Awards:
5
Deadline:
Mar 01
Open to current first-year law students (full-time or part-time) who are students of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, disabled or those whose background and/or experience will contribute to the diversity of the legal profession. Must currently attend one of the following colleges or universities: University of California-Berkley School of Law, University of California-Davis School of Law (King Hall), University of California-Hasting College of the Law, Golden Gate University-School of Law, Santa Clara University-School of Law, Stanford Law School or the University of San Francisco-School of Law.
Contact:
Jennifer Peneyra Recruiting & Diversity Manager, Farella Braun Martel LLP 235 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94104 Email: jpeneyra@fbm.com, Direct Dial: 415.954.4749, Fax: 415.982.7431 Url: www.fbm.com/diversity/
National Press Club Persina Scholarship for Diversity in Journalism
 
Amount:
$2000 $500 book stipend, renewable up to to $2500 for 3 additional years
Awards:
1
Deadline:
Mar 01
Open to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a career in journalism and who will contribute to the diversity of U.S. journalism. Applicants MUST provide the following information in TRIPLICATE (3 copies of all requested information). All information must be included in ONE PACKAGE, INCLUDING RECOMMENDATIONS - newspaper articles MUST be reduced to 8 by 11 sheets ONLY. FAILURE TO INCLUDE ALL INFORMATION IN TRIPLICATE, INCLUDING MULTIMEDIA FORMATS, WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. * No more than five (5) work samples demonstrating an ongoing interest in journalism through work on a high school newspaper or other media. These may be print articles (reduced to 8 by 11 size), or multimedia stories on a CD or DVD (three copies of all media). * A 500-word essay explaining how s/he would add diversity to US journalism. * Three letters of recommendations from persons who are not members of your family (MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE SAME PACKAGE). * A copy of your high school transcript (MUST BE MAILED IN THE SAME PACKAGE ALONG WITH ALL OTHER INFORMATION). * A completed signed copy of the Financial Aid Form (FAFSA) that you submitted. * A letter of acceptance from the college/university of your choice or some documentation indicating where you have applied. * A brief description of how you have pursued journalism in high school. The student may discuss financial need or any special circumstances that would assist the Scholarship Committee in selecting a nominee.
Contact:
The National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor - Washington, DC 20045 202-662-7500 Url: www.press.org/about/scholarships/diversity