Introducing The HAAA Scholarship Fund
Candidate Selection Criteria

Fund recipients will be selected exclusively by the Harvard Committee on General Scholarship based on the following criteria established by the Harvard Arab Alumni Association:

The student must have been accepted by Harvard University to a full-time degree program at any of Harvard University’s schools, the student must be a resident or national of an Arab country, the student must demonstrate a financial need, as determined by Harvard University’s general scholarship criteria, preference will be given to students that have obtained a prior degree (e.g., high school or college) from an educational institution in an Arab country.​

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On behalf of Harvard University, I thank the HAAA for creating this important scholarship, providing much-needed financial aid to students who will be the future leaders of the Arab world and beyond. Due in large part to the HAAA’s efforts, the number of students at Harvard from the Arab world is up to nearly 120, compared to only 49 roughly a decade ago. Harvard is grateful for the partnership of HAAA in achieving the shared goal of enhancing Harvard’s engagement with the Arab World both on campus and in the region.

JORGE I. DOMÍNGUEZ

FORMER HARVARD VICE PROVOST FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Tremendous talent exists in our region. Investing in theeducation of Arab youth and providing them with the tools to create their own opportunitiesis the singular mostimportant investment this region can witness

FADI GHANDOUR

FOUNDER AND CEO OF ARAMEX AND SUPPORTER OF HAAA SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The HAAA Scholarship fund was a game changer for my time at Harvard and beyond. Thanks to its generosity, I was able to focus during the school term on having a truly immersive Harvard experience. The scholarship also funneled my interest in making Harvard a place where Arabs would feel more welcomed and where Arabs would convene to talk about the future of our region. To any Arab student wondering whether Harvard is the right university for you, go for it. You will get out a changed and bettered person - enriched with the awareness, skills and network that make great leaders in the service of others

HALA HANNA

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT FROM LEBANON, HKS 12