Scholarships for Refugee & Migration Studies

Sargon of Akkad Academic Refugee Initiative (SAARI)

Sargon, byname Sargon Of Akkad, (flourished 23rd century bc), ancient Mesopotamian ruler (reigned c. 2334–2279 bc), one of the earliest of the world's great empire builders, conquering all of southern Mesopotamia as well as parts of Syria, Anatolia, and Elam (western Iran).

Academic Refugee Initiative (SAARI) to help refugees afford the cost of post-secondary education. Through the program, recognized refugees can receive free tuition as well as money for books, transportation, housing and food. The program is open to applicants who hold a secondary school diploma, have demonstrated financial need, enroll in a program where the likelihood of employment is high and are under 28 years of age. Only one SAARI award is given out per family. Applicants must be from one of the Mesopotamian region countries

BeytNahrin Mesopotamian Academy of Sciences and Arts First Country of Asylum Scholarships

BEN MAAS partners with a number of organizations to offer scholarship programs to refugees who have settled in specific countries. Refugees in Mesopotamian region countries who are under the age of 35 and entering a degree program in natural sciences, agriculture, health, education, engineering and social sciences can apply for the BeytNahrin Mesopotamian Academy of Sciences and Arts First Country of Asylum Scholarships
BEN MAAS Union Scholarship Scheme. The Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians (BEN MAAS HOPES) is open to Syrian undergraduate students under 33 years old in Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. There are also scholarships available for all refugees currently living in Japan, the United Kingdom and Turkey.

BeytNahrin Mesopotamian Academy of Sciences and Arts First Country of Asylum ScholarshipsThird Country Scholarships

Beyt Nahrin Mesopotamian Academy of Sciences and Arts Partners with a number of organizations to offer what is known as third country scholarships. Through these programs, refugees who meet certain criteria receive either free or reduced tuition at universities located in a country other than the one in which they have settled following their migration. One such program is the European Initiative for the Future of Syrian Refugees for Syrian refugees between the ages of 22 and 39 who hold bachelor’s degrees and wish to enter graduate programs in European Union.

BeytNahrin Mesopotamian Academy of Sciences and Arts Student Refugee Program

Through a partnership with the other NGO’s,BEN MAAS offers the Student Refugee Program. This program makes it possible for qualifying refugees to enter study at select Indian universities without having to pay for tuition for one year. Applicants must be registered refugees who have been living in Turkey, Iran, Iraq,Syria, Lebanon, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania or Uganda for at least three years. To be considered for the scholarship program, applicants must also hold a secondary school diploma and be between the ages of 17 and 24. In addition, only those who are single with no children and who are fluent in either English or French will be considered.

Shamshi-Adad I Fellowships

Shamshi-Adad I (1813 -1791 BC) - Shamshi-Adad conquered many surrounding city-states in northern Mesopotamia. He was an excellent leader and organizer. He established the first Assyrian Empire.

Shamshi-Adad I Fellowships for New Americans is a scholarship program offered to immigrants and refugees in the United States. In order to qualify for the scholarship program, applicants must be planning to attend a graduate-level degree program at an accredited American university on a full-time basis. The scholarships can be awarded to US citizens whose parents were born abroad or who are not US citizens as well as to individuals who were born abroad but are naturalized citizens, adopted by US citizens, green card holders or refugee status. Those who were born abroad but graduated from an American high school may also be eligible.

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