Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund (DKSSF)
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 The Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund (DKSSF) makes the dream of study in the United States possible for highly qualified Arab students from underserved populations in the Middle East and North Africa.  Through this initiative, AMIDEAST is able to identify students of exceptional accomplishment and promise who wish to pursue undergraduate study at an American college or university, but cannot afford to do so.  The resources in this special fund then enable AMIDEAST to provide the services that assist several candidates each year to apply and qualify for four-year scholarships to select U.S. institutions of higher learning.

This fund was established in memory of Senior Vice President Diana Kamal who passed away after 28 years of distinguished service at AMIDEAST.  In recognition of her dedication to international educational exchange, this fund identifies talented young Arab students and matches them with scholarship opportunities at U.S. colleges and universities.

Amal Abid

Barnard College of Columbia University
Undecided (Computer Science)

"This scholarship helped me move towards my big dreams; and on track for an amazing adventure of self discovery."




Helmi Merkhi

Hawaii Pacific University
Environmental Science

"I would have never gone this far without the DKSSF financial support and step by step assistance."



Nadia Ali

Harvard University
Double Major in Asian Studies and Economics

"The DKSSF scholarship has afforded me access to a world of endless educational opportunities.  Faithful as always to its longstanding commitment to education and cultural exchange, AMIDEAST has allowed me and hundreds of other students to not only study at the world's top universities but also, and most importantly, to grow in ambition and acquire crucial leadership skills."




For more information, please contact the Cyrine Mami at cmami@amideast.org