Yemen Emergency Student Support Fund (YESSF)
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AMIDEAST is pleased to announce the Yemen Emergency Student Support Fund (YESSF), established for Yemeni citizens on F-1 visas currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education. Funds are available to help cover living expenses, books, and some institutional costs for Yemeni students whose financial status has been directly impacted by the current crisis in Yemen. Funds will be provided as a one-time grant at a pre-determined amount for select students. AMIDEAST is in no way responsible for any prior or future expenses incurred by grant recipients.


  • Yemeni citizens who were residents in Yemen prior to beginning their U.S. studies. Dual U.S.-Yemeni citizens, asylum applicants, or permanent resident holders in the U.S. are not eligible;
  • Valid I-20 reflecting current F-1 visa status;
  • Good academic standing in university, with an overall GPA of 3.2 out of a 4.0 scale preferred;
  • Currently enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education; and
  • Must have plans and permission to enroll in the coming academic term.


Supporting documents requested:

  1. Completed application form, including university nomination;
  2. Copy of passport biodata page and valid I-20;
  3. Letter from institution showing proof of enrollment in accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program;
  4. Proof of either a) no outstanding academic debt prior to application date; b) proof the university will forgive any existing academic debt; or c) if existing debt not able to be forgiven, estimated amount and whether debt will impact student's ability to enroll in future terms; and
  5. Transcripts with cumulative GPA.


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