AMIDEAST was established in 1951 to build bridges of understanding between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa. In 2007, AMIDEAST launched its Education Abroad Programs in the Arab World, beginning with a semester program in Rabat, Morocco. Currently, AMIDEAST operates semester, summer, and short term Education Abroad programs in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. Today it is more important than ever that students learn more about this critical geographic area as we work to build a more peaceful future.
AMIDEAST Education Abroad Need-Based Scholarships are awarded in the form of a program fee reduction and range between $250 and $750 for short term programs, $500 and $1500 for summer programs, and between $500 and $3000 for semester programs. In exceptional circumstances, awards of up to $2000 may be made for summer programs, and up to $5000 for semester and programs.
Funding is available only to citizens and permanent residents of the United States participating in AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, and Tunisia. Awards will be made only to students who submit a completed scholarship application and a complete program application by the published deadlines (see website).
Scholarship applications from all qualified students will be considered. However, preference will be given to applicants who fulfill one or more of the following criteria:
-First-generation college students and/or members of groups that historically have been underrepresented on study abroad programs
-Demonstrated serious financial need
-Demonstrated academic excellence
-Currently enrolled at a college or university that is either a member of the AMIDEAST Academic Consortium or an AMIDEAST Affiliate.
Please note, the above criteria are NOT requirements for a scholarship applicant. Students from all institutions and backgrounds are eligible for AMIDEAST Scholarships.
Scholarships will be awarded for one semester or one summer term only. Participants in multiple AMIDEAST programs must re-apply for future scholarships after the initial program award. For summer programs, awards are determined based on the number of sessions a student is participating on. AMIDEAST reserves the right to adjust scholarship awards should a student change their program participation.