Less than 6% of Syrian university-aged refugees are currently enrolled in universities. OUR Karam Scholars PROGRAM PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR SYRIAN REFUGEE STUDENTS. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 23 KARAM SCHOLARS –HELP US SEND 100 SYRIAN REFUGEE STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL THIS FALL AND HELP THEM BUILD THEIR FUTURES!
To build future leaders, we must invest in education.
Karam Foundation believes that education is the key to: helping Syrian students achieve their goals, become contributing members of their host society, and to rebuilding Syria in the future. The Karam Scholars program provides gap funding for Syrian university students in Turkey, tuition support for students in Jordan, and provides mentorship, tuition support, and gap funding for resettled high-school age Syrians in the United States planning for higher education. There are currently 23 Karam Scholars, with your help, we can expand the reach of our impact and send 100 students back to school this fall! Help us provide an education today, and a future for tomorrow!
APPLY NOW FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!
IF YOU ARE A UNIVERSITY-AGED STUDENT LOOKING FOR SUPPORT, CONSIDER APPLYING TO OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
karam scholars success stories
"My name is Nassif, and I am from Hama, Syria. I am 22 years old. In Hama, I was studying dentistry in Baath University, but I could not complete my degree because I was arrested by the Syrian regime soldiers on March 20th, 2016 on the night of Mother's Day. I was tortured very badly, but after three months, I was released because my dad paid a very big amount to the officers. Then I left for Turkey in the same year and began to study Turkish. I tried very hard to find a way to study dentistry, but I was not accepted. My physical handicap was also always a challenge.
Now I have been accepted into Automotive Engineering at Cumhuriyet University in Sivas, Turkey. I am currently studying Turkish, which is going well. The people in this city are also great. My language studies will end July 2017. I love to study because I think it is the only path to rid one of their difficult hardships in life; it will also allow me to recognize my dreams that I was not able to in Syria because of the was that affected my and many other young people's future. My dream is to be a person who is successful in life and to help others recognize their dreams. I have helped many students in Turkey with their education by showing them how to apply to college.
Fun fact about me: I like films that talk about difficult diseases and the path for treatment."
karam scholars in the news!
"The Alsalloumis come from Homs, Syria -- a city torn apart by civil war. They left to visit an aunt in Jordan four years ago -- and never returned. Then the family moved to Connecticut a year and a half ago. Ayman’s mother, Rawan, said she and her husband want to stay here for the children.
“They came here just for us, for our future, to complete our study, to complete our education,” Ayman said while translating for his mother.
Now, Rawan takes English classes and looks after her youngest daughter, Jenna, who’s in third grade. Mazen, the father, works at a New Haven pizza shop and dreams of opening a Syrian restaurant."