Arab American Scholarships

ADC frequently gets requests from students and parents regarding scholarship funds earmarked for Arab Americans (or Arab students in the U.S.). We have discovered that there are only a few scholarship programs which could be identified.

This list summarizes all the scholarship information which ADC has gathered. We do not have any additional information. Applicants must demonstrate both financial need and academic achievement. Often scholarships are designated for students whose families are affiliated with specific organizations or communities. If you know of any additional scholarship programs, please notify Marvin Wingfield at (202) 244-2990.

Arab American Medical Association
1025 East Maple
Suite 210
Birmingham, MI 48009
(810) 646-3661

Offers 2-3 scholarships of up to $1000 each year to students in medical, osteopathic or dental school. The deadline for applications is July 1.

Arab American Institute
Al Muamman Scholarship
For Arab Americans majoring studying print or broadcast journalism

Arab Student Aid International (ASAI)
Assistance to Arab graduate students. Recipients are required to return to the Arab world to work after graduation.

PO Box 10
Fanwood, NJ 07023
Phone: (908) 654-5511
Fax: (908) 654-3940

ASAI programs support undergraduate and graduate students from the Arab world, studying in 14 countries. They include interest-free loans, grants to teachers and doctors in the West Bank and Gaza, and matching funds with the British Council in the U.K. for special medical programs in the West Bank and Gaza. ASAI also offers university placement, counseling, supervision and employment services. Students must plan to work and live in the Arab world upon graduation. Over 100 scholarships are awarded each year. The deadline for applications is May 1. Final decisions are sent out in early August.


Resources for scholarship searches for international students and many others

Bint Jebail Cultural Center
6220 Miller Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 584-0011
Offers 15 scholarships of $500, mostly to students in Michigan, although others could be considered. Good personal conduct is also a criterion for eligibility. The deadline is April.

Chaldean Federation of America
18740 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 557-2362
Offers scholarships to 10 students of Chaldean heritage. Funds are from business donations. The amount