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.
Each recipient of an AMIDEAST Need-Based Scholarship is required to submit a written or photo essay about his/her study abroad experience within one month of the program end date. Essays should be approximately 500-700 words in length and photo essays should include at least three photos with a short description paragraph (100 word minimum) for each photo. All submissions should be sent to DocsEdAbroad@amideast.org and photos should be included as separate attachments. Photos must be the property of the scholarship recipient, not another student. When sending the scholarship essays, students should note in the submission email if permission is not granted to AMIDEAST to use the work on the Education Abroad collaborative blog or other social media sites. Students should mark their calendars for one month after the program date so essays are submitted on time.
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 above).
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:
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.
To be considered for a Need-Based Scholarship, please submit the required documents by the appropriate deadline. A complete application includes the following:
The completed documents must be scanned and emailed to DocsEdAbroad@amideast.org by the deadlines indicated for each term. Late applications will not be accepted.
In addition to financial need (which is indicated by the student's home institution financial aid office as part of the application), AMIDEAST will also take into consideration the information provided in program applications when making award decisions. Please be as thorough as possible when completing your scholarship essays in order to help AMIDAEST assess your financial need and background.