Applications are now open!

The MENA Scholarship Support Fund (MSSF) assists highly qualified students from underserved populations in the Middle East and North Africa who seek to pursue their undergraduate studies in the United States but lack the financial means to do so.

MENA Scholarship Support Fund (MSSF)

Amideast/Lebanon is pleased to offer the unique opportunity for highly qualified students to receive assistance in identifying a scholarship for a bachelor’s degree at an institution in the U.S.!
Lebanese MSSF Scholar Marwa Mikati at her graduation at Mount Holyoke College

About the MSSF

The MSSF makes it possible for Amideast to identify and help Lebanese students of exceptional accomplishment and promise through the complicated process of applying for the scholarships they need to complete their undergraduate studies at an institution of higher learning in the United States.

To date, the MSSF has matched nearly 240 deserving young men and women from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen with scholarships at colleges and universities across the United States.

MSSF scholars bring their experiences and insights to their college communities, contributing to and enhancing the intellectual dialogue at host institutions. In the process they are furthering Amideast’s mission of strengthening mutual understanding and cooperation between Americans and the peoples of the MENA region.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Lebanese national residing in Lebanon
  • Currently in 10th or 11th grade with a minimum score of 16/20 in each of the last three years
  • Cannot afford to study in the U.S. without a scholarship
  • Active in research and in extracurricular activities such as sports, community projects, arts ...
  • Committed to pursuing a Bachelor's degree in the U.S.
  • Committed to the demanding application process & requirements of the MSSF program

U.S. citizens and green card holders are not eligible to apply.


  • Submit the online MSSF application form HERE.

  • Prepare and scan the following documents ahead for upload:

    • Official school transcripts for the past three years

    • Copy of the official Brevet exam

    • Copies of certificates of awards for honors received in the past three years (if available)

    • Copy of your ID/passport

    • SAT & TOEFL scores (if available)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 15, 2024

For more information, check the MSSF flyer.

Questions? Send us an email at or call us at 961-1-989901 ext. 165.