The U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and AMIDEAST are pleased to announce this year’s recruitment for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program. The Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program is a MEPI initiative for capable and highly motivated high school seniors in the Middle East and North Africa who are from underserved backgrounds. The program will provide four-year university scholarships and internship opportunities at select institutions of higher learning in the Middle East to students who have the potential to become leaders.
Participation in the program includes: travel; academic fees for four years of university at AUB, AUC, or LAU; a study abroad experience in the U.S.; accident and sickness insurance; housing; and a monthly allowance. In addition to their studies, recipients will be expected to engage in community service activities and participate in internships. Limited English-language training will be provided for some participants.
Syrian Scholarship recipients may pursue an undergraduate degree in a selected field at one of the three host institutions. All Syrian applicants will be required to write a short essay, which will be reviewed by the Middle East Partnership Initiative, explaining how the applicant plans to use his/her degree to work towards the development of a democratic society in Syria. Preferred courses of study include: Political Science, International Affairs, Public Administration, Middle East Politics, or Journalism.
American Councils for International Education and the American Civics Center will conduct a week-long Civic Education Workshop for 100 YES students currently studying in the United States from February 23-March 1, 2014, in Washington, DC. Participants of the Civic Education Workshop will be chosen in December through an application process that is open to all YES students currently on program. The Civic Education Workshop is a unique opportunity for YES students to gain hands-on experience with U.S. organizations committed to community service and social change. Participants will take part in a series of events and activities designed to increase their knowledge of U.S. government and build their capacities and commitment to community service when they return to their own countries. Participants will also see first-hand the institutions of American government, including visits to Members of Congress and a dialogue with policy makers at the State Department.
American Councils plans to invite three outstanding YES alumni to take part in the workshop as mentors to current YES students and as ambassadors of the program. Talented and dynamic alumni who have a demonstrable record of community service in their own countries are invaluable role models for YES students as they begin to think about community service back home. By showing a commitment to community service and social change, YES alumni have also proven to be wonderful ambassadors for the program during special meetings at the State Department and with members of Congress.
Transportation to and from the U.S., visa fees, housing and meal costs, as well as per diem will be provided to the three alumni by American Councils.
Interested alumni can apply for this opportunity by completing the attached application and submitting it to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications must be received by November 15th, 2013.
All YES alumni are eligible to apply for this opportunity, but preference will be given to alumni who can demonstrate a consistent commitment to community service for the betterment of their home countries.
the United States Agency for International Development
Master’s Scholarship Program (MSP)
Before you apply, you MUST read the Program Guidelines.
Carefully read about the study areas.
Carefully review the eligibility criteria.
If you are not eligible, you cannot apply for this program. Ineligible applications will NOT be considered! Please do not submit an application if you do not meet all of the eligibility criteria.
Of Special Importance:
If you cannot answer YES to each of these criteria, you are not eligible to apply for this program.
The Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund (DKSSF) was established in memory of AMIDEAST Senior Vice President Diana Kamal in recognition of her dedication to international educational exchange. The DKSSF identifies talented young Arab students and matches them with scholarship opportunities at U.S. colleges and universities. Since its introduction in 2006, it has successfully matched more than 40 students from Yemen and other Arab countries to date.
If you meet the above qualifications and you are a refugee, you can also apply for one of our scholarships enabling you to study in Lithuania or Portugal.
The Hope Fund Undergraduate Scholarship is designed to provide talented youth who possess leadership potential with an opportunity to pursue an undergraduate degree in the United States. This year the scholarship will target Syrian refugees living below the poverty line throughout the Mideast, but especially in Lebanon and Jordan where the needs are most urgent. Since its inception in 2000, nearly 66 bright young men and women have begun their undergraduate studies in the United States with Hope Fund scholarships.
** This scholarship does not cover the following fields: dentistry, pharmacy, and medicine.
Graduate and Post-Graduate Scholarships
The AMIDEAST Exchanges and Scholarship Unit administers various scholarship and exchange programs for talented Egyptians with the purpose of expanding their knowledge and broadening their prospectives through education or training in the United States. These opportunities have made a great impact on the development of the Egyptian community. These programs are designed and tailored according to the Egyptian labor market so that the participants are well integrated within the community and able to develop their own career paths upon their return. Such opportunities target individual from various backgrounds and socio-economic statuses, but particular attention is given to empowering those who are marginalized.
The Regional Digital Storytelling workshop is a five-day, intensive training workshop, which requires your active participation and commitment to becoming a local YES alumni-training resource!
The Workshop is hands-on and enhances and expands participants’ technical skills in video and photography. In today’s multimedia environment, activism and community service require a range of communication and media skills. The workshop will explore time-tested storytelling techniques, focusing on creating accessible messages for both local and international audiences
Objectives: At the close of this Digital Storytelling Workshop, participants will be able to:
• Create multimedia profiles of YES group members
• Work in teams to produce short films about community leaders/YES alumni and their experiences with digital collaboration
• Digitally distribute media through a variety of online platforms and outreach
• Develop plans to share skills learned and continue digital networking/outreach
Demonstrated participation in YES alumni activities and community service
You have not attended an overseas YES alumni event within the past year
Demonstrated commitment to community service;
Positive and enthusiastic attitude;
Demonstrated ability to be flexible and responsible;
Demonstrated leadership skills or potential;
Demonstrated commitment to the growth and leadership development of YES alumni and the sustainability of YES alumni networks in your region;
Open to giving/receiving feedback;
Team player /ability to collaborate with others outside YES networks;
Ability to handle challenging situations;
Able to communicate effectively;
* Must be willing to commit in training others in your community and promote YES alumni leadership development upon returning home; at least one local training but be held within 4 months of returning from the workshop.
* Must be willing to create and submit at least 1 digital storytelling product within 4 months of returning from the workshop
If you are selected, please note the following:
YES will cover the cost of round-trip international travel, visa, accommodation and meals.
You are responsible for obtaining your visa and any personal costs such as souvenirs or personal travel. iEARN-USA will issue a letter of support for your visa, but we cannot guarantee that the visa will be granted.
Applicants can submit the application online by April 24th, 2013 to MoroccoYES@amideast.org, deliver it in person to AMIDEAST,or mail the application to the following address:
Kennedy-Lugar YES Program
AMIDEAST 35, Rue Oukaimeden, Agdal, Rabat
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for the 2014-16 Fulbright Foreign Student Program!
This prestigious scholarship program, launched by the U.S. Congress and the late
Iraqis with outstanding bachelor degrees who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees in the U.S. are urged to apply online to the program. The scholarship will fund up to two years of study at a
Participation in the Fulbright Program is an opportunity for exceptional Iraqi students to experience life in the
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program in Iraq seeks to develop future leaders in all fields and to contribute to the educational goals of both countries. The Bi-national Fulbright Selection Committee at the U.S. Embassy selects candidates from a variety of academic disciplines, from all parts of
ÿ Be Iraqi citizens living in
ÿ Hold a B.A. or B.S. degree.
ÿ Be proficient in English with the ability to score 550 or more on the TOEFL exam.
ÿ Write their research objectives and personal statements themselves, without copying from the internet or any other source (this is considered plagiarism and applicants will be immediately disqualified as a result.
ÿ Demonstrate a clear commitment to return to
To apply, please visit https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international/20/
Application deadline is April 30, 2013.