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CMES Study Abroad Scholarship (Cancelled)


  • Currently enrolled full-time University of Arizona sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Participant in the 2020 Arizona in Jordan program or the Arizona in Turkey program
  • Those applying for FLAS are encouraged to apply for this scholarship (but you cannot receive both).

Award specifics:

  • Amount: $5000 
  • To be used during summer 2020
  • 1 award available

Application packet should include:

  1. CMES Study Abroad funding application cover sheet - please include your name, the scholarships you have applied for to fund the AZiJ or AZiT programs, and if you have received any of the funding. 
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) explaining how one of these two language programs will further your career/studies goals.

Application deadline: To Be Announced
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 845 N. Park Ave., Marshall Bldg., Room 470, Tucson, AZ 85721-0158

Contact: CMES Assistant Director Julie Ellison-Speight, (520) 621-8079, jellison@email.arizona.edu