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AAAEA-IL Scholarship Information - 2014

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This scholarship award has been established by the AAAEA-IL Scholarship Committee. The award is presented to an Undergraduate or Graduate, Engineer, Architect or Computer Science student who is also a student member of AAAEA-IL.

The main objective is to promote Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science as worthy professions and to foster stronger ties to the AAAEA-IL and to the Arab American Community.

Depending on the availability of funds, scholarships in the amount of $1,000, $1,300, $1,600, or $2,000 is presented in October 2014 at the Semi-Annual Meeting. The recipient is recognized by presentation of a certificate at the semi-annual meeting of AAAEA-IL and is required to accept the award in person.


The AAAEA-IL scholarship is available only to student members of the AAAEA-IL who are attending an accredited four year College or University in the state of Illinois or are residents of Illinois attending college elsewhere.


The applicant must complete the AAAEA-IL scholarship award application package that consists of the following items.

A. The Application Form.

B. A certified college transcript indicating course grades and cumulative grade point average.

C. A letter of recommendation written by a faculty member will only be accepted.

D. An adequate description of the applicant's extracurricular activities. The description should highlight relevant work experience, publications, participation in AAAEA-IL, student/campus activities, involvement in community organizations or a combination of these. Students who are active members serving on AAAEA-IL board will receive an automatic 5% in their grade.

E. An essay addressing the applicant's interest in his/her field of study, the most important issue currently being addressed in the applicant's field and the responsibility of the Engineers, Architects or Computer Scientists to society and to AAAEA-IL.

F. The applicant should be available for a fifteen minute personal or by phone interview with one or more members of the Scholarship Committee.






Topics in Engineering Essay


10 %

10 %

Course Grades (GPA)


35 %

25 %

Extra-Curricular Activities Description


35 %

45 %

Letter of Recommendation


10 %

10 %

Application Quality and Interview


10 %

10 %

The 2014 scholarship funds will be distributed as follows: 70% (Undergraduate), 20% (Graduate MS) and 10% (Graduate Ph.D.).

The presentation quality criterion will be an assessment of the applicant's submittal for neatness, organization, spelling and proper English usage. Please do not bind the application package into a booklet.

The scholarship awards for graduate and undergraduate applicants will be determined by the by the availability of funds and grade attained based on the above Selection Criteria as follows:

Award Amount

Undergraduate (B.S.)

Graduate (M.S.)

Graduate (Ph.D.)


Grade 96%-100%

Grade 97%-100%

Grade 98%-100%


Grade 91%-95%

Grade 93%-96%

Grade 96%-97%


Grade 86%-90%

Grade 89%-92%

Grade 93%-95%


Grade 80%-85%

Grade 85%-88%

Grade 90%-92%



Submit the application package to:

AAAEA-IL Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 1536
Chicago, IL 60690-1536

The application package mentioned above in the Application Instructions shall be received by AAAEA-IL no later than 4:00 PM June 28, 2014. All incomplete application packages, and applications received by AAAEA-IL after 4:00 PM June 28, 2014 will be denied and will not be evaluated.

The evaluation of all applications will be completed by July 31, 2014. Only if you are one of the successful candidates you will be notified.


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