• Amira studies law at Mansoura University thanks to a scholarship through the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative (HEI), a USAID-funded program that provides opportunities for undergraduate study at Egypt’s public universities. One of three blind students currently in the HEI program, Amira is challenging herself daily to increase her independence and confidence while pursuing her long-term... more
  • As a member of the Alliance for International Exchange, AMIDEAST would like to share the Alliance’s statement regarding the executive order issued by President Trump, suspending visas to people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen: Immigration Executive Order Entangles Exchange ProgramsWashington, DC – On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order... more
  • Hashem, who grew up in Arroub Refugee Camp in Palestine, received a scholarship through the Hope Fund to attend Earlham College, where he will complete his bachelor’s degree in peace and global studies with a minor in economics in May 2017. At Earlham, he has clearly impressed his teachers and fellow students. “Hashem is like so many of Earlham's students, who are very bright, very active, and... more
  • Dr. Dajani came to the United States on the Fulbright Program to pursue graduate studies in molecular biology at the University of Iowa, where she received her Ph.D. Currently an assistant professor and former director of the Center of Studies at the Hashemite University in Jordan, she has been recognized for her research focused on genome-wide association studies concerning diabetes and cancer... more
  • Farea spent a year of high school in California on the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program—a year that he calls “one of the richest and best” of his life―and the completed his undergraduate studies at the American University of Beirut on a scholarship through the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program. But the true turning point in his... more
  • The Yemen Emergency Student Support Fund was established by AMIDEAST to help Yemeni students in the United States whose financial status has been directly impacted by the current crisis in Yemen.  We were pleased to be able to make these contributions to assist Yemeni students complete their studies in the United States. — September 2015 more
  •  AbdulKarem’s death is one more tragedy for Yemen — the untimely death of a young person deeply committed to using his knowledge and skills to benefit his country. Abdulkarem had returned to Yemen after completing his master’s degree in Nursing Administration at Kent State University in 2009. Eager to help build his country’s medical infrastructure, he and another Fulbright alumnus, Ebrahim... more
  • On April 1, 2015, the program was handed over to us. This academic year we will have 45 Palestinian students on scholarship at a variety of private colleges. Their generous scholarships generally require a co-pay of $3,500 to $4,500.  Many of these students also require money for travel to their colleges, computers, books, and supplies, health insurance, health co-pays, dental work, summer... more
  • With the prolongation of fighting, it was just a matter of time for AMIDEAST that tragedy would strike close to home. On June 16, we were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sultan Iqbal Faqeer of Dengue fever, a disease that has become far too common in the deteriorating living conditions in Aden. Sultan was one of the first Yemenis to graduate from the English Access Microscholarship... more
  • We are pleased to announce a new initiative to assist Yemeni students currently enrolled at accredited U.S. institutions who are facing financial hardships due to the Yemen crisis. The initiative, the Yemen Emergency Student Support Fund (YESSF), will provide critical, one-time financial support to selected students to enable them to continue their higher studies in the U.S.According to IIE's... more