A Higher Education for Syria's Youth


Karam Foundation believes that education is the key to helping Syrian students achieve their goals, become contributing members of their host society, and to rebuild Syria in the future. Our Karam Scholars program assists Syrian students in Turkey, Jordan, and the United States on their journey to higher education.

Join us in supporting of some of the brightest and bravest youth in the world.


Karam's Summer Scholars

Since 2016, Karam Foundation has worked with some of the U.S.'s most prestigious college preparatory academies to place recently resettled and immigrated Syrian students in rigorous summer programs. At these programs, students were exposed to the basics of college prep in the U.S. and have taken courses ranging from Robotics to Global Literature. 

With more than 30 scholarships awarded to date, we are happy to open up our application for Summer 2018!

If you, or someone you know, is a recently resettled or immigrated 7th grader or above from Syria in the U.S. and is interested in a summer full of fun and learning at the best prep schools in the nation, please fill out the interest form! If you have any questions, please email scholars@karamfoundation.org 


University Scholarships

Our application period for 2017-2018 has closed 

If you would like to know when the application period will open up again, please email scholars@karamfoundation.org


Total Scholarships

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My name is Nassif, and I am from Hama, Syria. I am 22 years old. I am currently studying Turkish, which is going well. 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.




My name is Samah and I am from Aleppo, Syria, but I am currently a resident in Ottoman, Turkey. I hope to complete post graduate studies and specialize in international law and master multiple languages, and I want to be an advocate for girls in Syria.



Fawaz and Amneh Kannout Scholarship Fund

Karam Foundation is honored to announce the Fawaz and Amneh Kannout Scholarship Fund for Syrian refugee students. Dr. Amneh and her late husband, Dr. Fawaz Kannout, have been among Karam's biggest supporters since 2007 – from our very first event until today. Dr. Fawaz lived a beautiful life of generosity and kindness. The Kannout family embodies the true meaning of Karam. We are dedicating our Karam Scholars programs in Jordan to Dr. Fawaz's memory and his lifelong commitment to helping others in need. This program grants university scholarships to deserving Syrian refugee students in Jordan. This year, 14 students are being supported in this program.

We hope the Fawaz and Amneh Kannout Scholarship Program will inspire and support the building of a strong, future generation of Syrian leaders.


Stay tuned for more announcements!

Turkey: Our Stories

The grant was really beneficial to me… I was able to focus on my studies without having to worry and despair over securing money every month for rent and food.
— Samah
The grant helped me buy my books and supplies for the courses needed, and to help me and my children get through the year. Thank you.
— Khadija
The grant gave me some financial security and allowed me to focus on my learning and educational needs. It was very important to me as it helped me focus on my studies.
— Nada
This grant relieved me from a lot of financial burdens, and allowed me to prepare for graduation this year.
— Mohammad




We've awarded a total of 107 Scholarships since the start of the program!



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Thank you for standing with the next generation of Syrian doctors, engineers, lawyers, and scholars. 

Thank you for supporting their education and an end to attacks against their schools.