Scholarships: Middle East Studies

Elizabeth Ducey Scholarship

This scholarship, established by a community member in 1960, supports students intending to study abroad for a speciality in Middle East Studies.

Sponsor: Middle East Studies Center
Available: Undergraduate, Graduate
Number of Awards: 1 per year
Amount: Up to $600
Renewable: No
Deadline: February 28

Criteria

You must meet the following requirements:

  • Full-time PSU student
  • Enrolled and making satisfactory progress in Arabic, Persian or Hebrew
  • Intention to study for a speciality in Middle East Studies

Application

Your application must contain the following materials:

  • Completed Middle East Studies Center Scholarship Application
  • 350-word statement on how this scholarship will help you in reaching your academic, career and/or personal goals
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Letter of recommendation from language instructor or area studies or academic advisor

Gary and Patricia Leiser Scholarship in Middle Eastern Languages

This scholarship, established by PSU alumni, supports students with a serious interest in Middle East Studies and languages.

Sponsor: Middle East Studies Center
Available: Undergraduate, Graduate
Number of Awards: 1 per year
Amount: Up to $1,000
Renewable: No
Deadline: February 28

Criteria

You must meet the following requirements:

  • Full-time PSU student
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in Arabic, Persian or Turkish language
  • Demonstrated serious interest in the Middle East by taking courses related to the region from any discipline
  • 3.25 overall GPA

Application

Your application must contain the following materials:

  • Completed Middle East Studies Center Scholarship Application
  • 350-word statement on how this scholarship will help you in reaching your academic, career and/or personal goals
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Letter of recommendation from language instructor or area studies or academic advisor

John Damis Middle East Studies Scholarship

This scholarship, named after former Middle East Studies Center Director John Damis, supports International Studies and Political Science majors who have a serious interest in Middle East Studies.

Sponsor: Middle East Studies Center
Available: Undergraduate, Graduate
Number of Awards: 1 per year
Amount: Up to $1,000
Renewable: Yes
Available: Year-Round
Deadline: February 28

CRITERIA

You must meet the following requirements:

  • Full-time PSU student
  • International studies or Political Science major with a Middle East focus
  • 3.0 overall GPA

APPLICATION

Your application must contain the following materials:

  • Completed Middle East Studies Center Scholarship Application
  • 350-word statement on how this scholarship and focus on Middle East-related coursework will help you in reaching your academic, career and/or personal goals
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Letter of recommendation from academic advisor