Middle East Studies Center Scholarships

Application Deadline EXTENDED:  February 28, 2020

The Middle East Studies Center accepts applications for three scholarships for the study of Middle East language and area studies at Portland State:

Please refer to the individual scholarship criteria below and every applicant must reference our Scholarship Application Guidelines prior to submitting an application. Contact the Middle East Studies Center at (503) 725-5467 or mesctr@pdx.edu with any questions.

Submission of materials:

Please deliver to the Middle East Studies Center Outreach Coordinator, Corinne Hughes, in the Office of International Affairs, Karl Miller Center, Room 660R, 615 SW Harrison, Portland State University in-person or via email to mesctr@pdx.edu

or mail to:
Middle East Studies Center
Portland State University-MESC
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all materials, including letters of recommendation, are received by the Middle East Studies Center by the application deadline. Only complete applications from students who meet the scholarship criteria will be accepted.

Priority will be given to students who have not received any of the scholarships in the past.

More scholarships are available through the Office of International Affairs, the Department of World Languages & Literatures, and the University's Scholarships Office.

 


Gary and Patricia Leiser Scholarship in Middle Eastern Languages

Amount: Up to $1000 

Criteria: Scholarships granted by the Middle East Studies Center for the study of Middle Eastern languages. Current enrollment in Arabic, Persian, or Turkish language is required. Minimum GPA is 3.25. Applicants must be US citizens and demonstrate a serious interest in the Middle East by taking courses related to the region, although not necessarily a Middle East Studies degree program. Applicants must be enrolled full-time or accepted for full-time enrollment at Portland State University as degree-seeking students.

Application Process: Submit the Scholarship Application Form, a statement of intent on how this scholarship will help in reaching academic, career, and/or personal goals, unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and a letter of recommendation from your language instructor or area studies or academic adviser. Scholarship awards are determined by the Middle East Studies Center Faculty Advisory Committee chaired by the Director of the Middle East Studies Center.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all materials, including letters of recommendation, are received by the Middle East Studies Center by the application deadline. Only complete applications from students who meet the scholarship criteria will be accepted. All scholarship applicants are required to certify that they have read and followed the guide to 'Submitting a Successful Application'.

Deadline: Submit a completed application by the end of the day, February 28, 2020.


Elizabeth Ducey Scholarship

Amount: Up to $500; average award of $200

Criteria: Applications accepted from any student intending to study for a specialty in Middle East Studies. Available to help finance study abroad. Students must be enrolled in and making satisfactory progress in a Middle Eastern language. Applicants must be enrolled full-time or accepted for full-time enrollment at Portland State University as degree-seeking students.

Application Process: Submit the Scholarship Application Form, a statement on how this scholarship will help in reaching academic, career, and/or personal goals, unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and a letter of recommendation from your language instructor or area studies or academic adviser. Scholarship awards are determined by the Middle East Studies Center Faculty Advisory Committee chaired by the Director of the Middle East Studies Center.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all materials, including letters of recommendation, are received by the Middle East Studies Center by the application deadline. Only complete applications from students who meet the scholarship criteria will be accepted. All scholarship applicants are required to certify that they have read and followed the guide to 'Submitting a Successful Application'.

Deadline: Submit a completed application by the end of the day, February 28, 2020.

 


John Damis Middle East Studies Scholarship

Amount: Up to $1000

Criteria: Scholarships granted by the Middle East Studies Center for undergraduate or graduate students of PSU International Studies and Political Science majors with Middle East focus. Overall grade point average of 3.00. Applicants must be enrolled full-time or accepted for full-time enrollment at Portland State University as degree-seeking students.

Application Process: Submit the Scholarship Application Form, a statement of intent on how this scholarship and focus on Middle East-related coursework will help in reaching academic, career, and/or personal goals, unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and a letter of recommendation from your academic adviser. Scholarship awards are determined by the Middle East Studies Center Faculty Advisory Committee chaired by the Director of the Middle East Studies Center.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all materials, including letters of recommendation, are received by the Middle East Studies Center by the application deadline. Only complete applications from students who meet the scholarship criteria will be accepted. All scholarship applicants are required to certify that they have read and followed the guide to 'Submitting a Successful Application'.

Deadline: Submit a completed application by the end of the day, February 28, 2020.