2016 Scholarship Program

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects established the Scholarship Awards Program to Arab American Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science/Information Technology students.

The Award of a scholarship is to be presented to undergraduate or graduate students in the field of engineering, architecture, or computer science/information technology with preference to the undergraduate students. The objective is to promote engineering, architecture, and computer science/information technology as worthy professions and to foster stronger ties between the Association and the Arab American Community.ee for this purpose and will be presented at a function of the Association.

The number and amount of the scholarship(s) will be decided every year based on the amount raised by the Education and Scholarship Committee for this purpose and will be presented at a function of the Association. The 2016 AAAEA- Capital Area has up to $4,000 to award to the winners. The names of the winner(s) will be announced at the Annual Dinner Gala on October 29, 2016, and the winner(s) will receive a certificate and a check.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a current Student Member of the AAAEA - Capital Area or a child of a current member of the association. (Interested students can join AAAEA before the application deadline by contacting Mr. Eissa Haj-hamad at eissa_a2000@yahoo.com).
  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student currently studying in the field of engineering, architecture or information technology at an accredited four year College or University.
  • Applicants must complete the AAAEA Scholarship Award Application and submit all required documents by the specified deadline.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Essay in engineering, architecture and/or computer science/ information technology topics.
Course Grades (GPA)
Student status such as full-time versus part-time
Extra-Curricular Activities Description
Letter of Recommendation from your college Professor
Application Quality/Presentation/Completeness


The presentation quality criterion will be an assessment of the applicant's submittal for neatness, organization, spelling and proper English usage. Please do not bind the application materials into a booklet. Incomplete applications will be rejected, and applicants will be notified accordingly. No further submission will be allowed if application is rejected.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the AAAEA scholarship award application which consists of items 1 through 6 listed below and email to AAAEA at scholarship@aaaeadc.com in PDF format no later than September 30, 2016.
 
Applications must be submitted as a single package, and partial submissions will not be allowed.
 
  1. 1. Complete the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM
  2. 2. Provide an official college transcript indicating credit hours per semester, course grades and cumulative grade point average. For college freshmen, provide official transcript of high school indicating a cumulative grade point average, and an acceptance letter into a college of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science/Information Technology program.
  3. 3. Provide a letter of recommendation written by a faculty member (from the student's field of study).
  4. 4. Provide an adequate description of the applicant's extracurricular activities. The description should highlight relevant work experience, publications, participation in AAAEA, student/campus activities, involvement in community organizations or a combination of these.
  5. 5. Provide an essay (minimum 1,200 to maximum 1,500 words) addressing the applicant's interest in his/her field of study, the most important issue currently being addressed in the applicant's field, and the responsibility of the Engineers, Architects or Computer Scientists to society and to AAAEA.
  6. 6. Community College Students: Describe the courses you are taking and how that will lead you into an Engineering, Architecture and/or Information Technology/Computer Science program. If you have already applied to any of these three programs in a college, provide a copy of the admission letter.