A Higher Education for Syria's Youth
Karam Foundation has always been focused on the importance of education. We believe 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. We are proud to announce the launch of the Karam Scholars program to assist Syrian students who have fled to Turkey and those who have been resettled in the United States and are on a journey to pursue higher education.
Join us in support 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our application period for 2017-2018 has closed
If you would like to know when the application period will open up again, please email email@example.com
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.
introducing the karam scholars: books not bombs fellowship!
Karam Foundation is proud to partner with Books Not Bombs to offer scholarships for all displaced students.
Books Not Bombs is a student-led campaign aimed at creating more scholarships for displaced Syrian students, and students from other conflicts around the world. Once a student makes it back into the classroom, they typically still face financial challenges. As a way to make education more equitable for displaced students, we've created this fund to help students succeed in school.
The Books Not Bombs Fellowship is a new fund that will help displaced students cover gap expenses associated with higher education including registration and exam fees, school supplies and living expenses. To be eligible, a student must have been displaced from conflict and currently be enrolled in a higher education program. We are looking for applicants with a demonstrated commitment to education and community service and will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.
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!