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Program Scholarships

Middle East Study Abroad Scholarship
The Middle East Center will award up to three scholarships of $1500 each for students participating in a University of Utah affiliated study abroad program in the Middle East. The scholarship is open to all majors, but priority will be given to Middle East Studies majors and minors. 

Deadline: March 16, 2018        
Application form

Marion Farouk-Sluglett Award Paper Competition
The Marion Farouk-Sluglett Memorial Award was established in 1997 in honor of Dr. Marion Farouk-Sluglett, an internationally-recognized scholar of the modern Middle East and Iraqi politics who taught at the University of Utah from September 1994 until her untimely death in February 1996.

Each year, the Middle East Center recognizes one undergraduate research paper and one graduate research paper with a focus on the Middle East. 

Deadline: March 16, 2018
Submission Cover & Guidelines  

University of Utah Scholarships

College of Humanities
The College of Humanities offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students pursuing degrees in the college. Eligibility requirements and deadlines vary.

Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Utah. Check their website for more information on eligibility requirements.

Learning Abroad
The Center for Learning Abroad offers scholarships for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. All students are eligible for the Student Fee Learning Abroad Scholarship. Additional scholarships are also available. See top of this page for information about International Studies and Middle East Studies study abroad scholarships.

Hinckley Institute of Politics
The Hinckley Institute of Politics offers scholarships both for the academic year and for Washington DC and international internships.

Alumni Association
The Alumni Association is proud to recognize the academic achievements, community and University involvement, and outstanding potential of current and incoming students by offering a number of scholarships each year to qualified candidates. The Alumni Association helps students reach their academic goals by awarding more than $250,000 in scholarship funds annually.

University of Utah Scholarships
Link to university scholarship directory.

State & National Scholarships

Point Foundation
Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.

The Community Foundation of Utah
The Community Foundation of Utah offers scholarships for students whose values align with their mission to harness Utah's entrepeneurial spirit in service to the common good.

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship
Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and support for low-income women 35 and older across the U.S. to build better lives through college completion.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Based in Washington, D.C., the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest non-profit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). APIASF creates opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education; thereby developing future leaders who will excel in their careers, serve as role models in their communities, and will ultimately contribute to a more vibrant America.

American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending college, both undergraduate and gradaute degrees.

Scholarships for Graduate Programs or Post-Graduation Programs

National Competitive Scholarships & Fellowships

McNair Scholars
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program designed to prepare undergraduate students for graduate studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential.

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

Humanity in Action Fellowship
Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

Scoville Peace Fellowship
Established in 1987 to recruit and train the next generation of policy and advocacy leaders, the Scoville Peace Fellowship provides recent college graduates with an opportunity to work with one of the participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. The fellowship bridges the gap between academia and the working world by providing an entree to socially-conscious people eager to learn about and contribute to the world of public-interest organizations.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers approximately 10-12 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates--researchoften includes international topics.

Truman Scholarship Foundation
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership.

Rangel International Affairs Program
The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. 

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs provide funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
Open to US citizens or permanent residents who at the time of application have not yet completed their first year of graduate study or will be entering graduate school for the first time in the next academic year. 

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Research Fellowship
International Dissertation Field Research Fellowships: Open to full-time graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, regardless of citizenship, who have completed all PhD requirements except for field work by the time the fellowship begins. Fellowships, usually nine months, must be held for a single continuous period.

American Center of Oriental Research Fellowships
The American Center of Oriental Research offers a variety of fellowships at undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels to support research on topics in the humanities, natural, and social sciences in Jordan. 

MENAR Fellowship Program
The Middle East and North Africa Regional (MENAR) Fellowship Program offers one-year post-graduation fellowships to top graduates of American colleges at leading organizations across the Middle East and North Africa region.

Payne International Development Fellowship
Open to US citizens who have not yet completed their first year of graduate study or will be entering graduate school for the first time in the next academic year. Fellows will both intern in Washington, DC, working on international issues, and will intern internationally with a USAID Mission.

National Learning Abroad Scholarships

Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.

Diversity Abroad has partnered with several organizations to offer study abroad scholarships and grants.

SALAM Study Abroad Scholarship
The Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program is a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture. 

Scholarship Resources

Scholarships for Minority Students
Link to a directory of national scholarships available 

Scholarships for Language Study

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Scholarships (Asia FLAS; Latin America FLAS)
FLAS Scholarships are federally funded academic scholarships designed to provide support and funding to students studying the critical languages and cultures of Asia and Latin America. Students can apply for a fellowship for the academic year or for a summer learning abroad program.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages.

Boren Awards for International Study
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.

Center for Arabic Study Abroad
CASA offers advanced level training in Arabic language and culture to qualified American students at The American University in Cairo and Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman. Applicants to the various CASA programs must be US citizens or permanent residents and should have the equivalent of at least 3 years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to joining CASA.


Last Updated: 1/2/18