Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund (DKSSF)
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AMIDEAST/Yemen 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 North America or in-region!

AMIDEAST’s own Diana Kamal Scholarship Search Fund supports fees associated with testing, institution applications, visa expenses, limited travel expenses, book fees, health insurance (if required), as well as up to $2,000/year for incidental expenses while enrolled at university.

AMIDEAST staff work with the nominated candidates to apply to up to four prestigious institutions in North America or in-region; if the student is accepted, the institution will provide the scholarship that covers tuition and fees. Nominated students will be expected to help cover living expenses and other miscellaneous costs.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 11:59 P.M. Yemen time, Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Students entering 12th grade; students who will take grade 12 exams in 2017; or students who graduated in 2016 who are in their gap year and are not enrolled in university; or YES alumni currently in the U.S. on the CCI Program.
  • Demonstrable high academic achievement in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade studies (and 12th grade, if applicable);
  • Strong English language skills;
  • Demonstrates financial need; and
  • Actively participates in community service activities.

How to Apply

  • Click the "Apply Now" button then fill out the online pre-application form.  
  • Send two letters of recommendation from school teachers and copies of your transcripts from 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16 by email to Entelak Al-Absi in (Sana’a) at advising-sanaa@amideast.org or Fadi Saif (Aden) at testing-aden@amideast.org. Those in grade 12 should also send the transcripts from the first semester of the 2016-17 school year.
  • The deadline for submitting both the pre-application and the required documents is Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Next Step

  • Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview on May 24 or May 25, 2017.
  • Selected candidates will be nominated by the interview committee to continue with the program, including test preparation, essay review, and assistance with U.S. institution applications.

Questions? Contact Entelak Al-Absi in Sana’a (advising-sanaa@amideast.org) or Fadi Saif in Aden (testing-aden@amideast.org) for inquiries and to submit your completed application.