The DKSSF was established in 2006 in memory of Amideast Senior Vice President Diana Kamal, a recognized leader in the field of international educational exchange and an individual with a lifelong commitment to improving understanding between Americans and the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa.

For more information on the DKSSF and to learn how to apply, please contact the Amideast office in your country, or email

Until May 2015, the DKSSF was also offered for students from the West Bank and Gaza. Palestinian students should instead apply to the Hope Fund, a similar scholarship program for Palestinian students.