Hope Fund - Junior

The Hope Fund program enables underserved Palestinian youth, many from refugee backgrounds, to benefit from an undergraduate education in the United States. The program provides grants (financial assistance) to promising, academically qualified but financially challenged students from Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem, to assist them in competing more successfully for scholarships to pursue their undergraduate studies in the United States.

This program does not guarantee U.S. college admission or a scholarship. This program provides assistance and support to students who are qualified for and very interested in future study in the United States but would otherwise not be able to afford the high cost of preparation courses, testing, application fees, etc.


Amideast will provide students with the following range of educational advising, test preparation and testing services:

  • Advising sessions on undergraduate study in the U.S. and the application process
  • College Application & Essay Writing Workshop
  • Provide Test Preparation workshops and testing fees for iBT TOEFL and SAT I, if eligible
  • Payment of college application fees
  • If eligible, cover additional supplemental costs like books, supplies, health insurance, travel expenses (i.e., expenses beyond the basics of most university scholarships, such as tuition and room and board)


The Hope Fund seeks applicants who:

  • Come from a low-income background. Candidates residing in a refugee camp will be given priority
  • Currently in the 11th grade and have grade average of 90% or better in each grade, 9th, 10th.
  • Current legal resident in the West Bank, Jerusalem, or Gaza; must be a resident throughout the entire candidacy process to be eligible
  • Have an advanced level of English language proficiency. Eligible candidates will be invited to take an English proficiency test which will be arranged by Amideast.
  • Able to obtain a US student visa
  • American citizens and/or U.S. Green Card holders are not eligible.


Application closed on February 20, 2024.


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