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Saudi Government Scholarship for
Excellence in Arab Studies ($1000)

The Saudi Government Scholarship for Excellence in Arab Studies is sponsored by the Royal Consulate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the city of Houston. Each year, the Middle Eastern Studies Program awards up to five of these scholarships. Scholarships recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding skill in the Arabic language, as well as exemplary knowledge of and continued interest in the Arab world and its rich heritage. The goal of this scholarship is to support future academic study and professional endeavors in the field.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an Arabic language course
  • Preference will be given to students who have declared a minor in Arab Studies or a major or minor in World Cultures and Literatures (WCL), Middle Eastern Studies track
  • Overall minimum GPA of 3.00
MESP Scholarships 2017


  • Submit a copy of a recent (unofficial) transcript
  • Submit the completed application form – download HERE.
  • Submit a one page essay (in English)

Book Awards for Excellence in Middle Eastern Studies

Book Awards recognize students who excel in Middle Eastern Studies generally, and are offered on a discretionary basis.

External Scholarships

* Note: This list is NOT comprehensive *