The Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects - California (AAAEA-CA) is a not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious professional organization. It is open to all architects, engineers, and information technology professionals and students of Arab heritage residing in the US. AAAEA-CA is dedicated to helping its members succeed and advance in their profession by networking through technical, educational, and social activities and events.
AAAEA-CA has been awarding scholarships to college students since its inception in 2010. Since then, we have offered 52 scholarships totaling over $47,000. The scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in the fields of engineering, architecture, or information technology who are members of our association. High school graduating seniors who have been admitted to a University in any of the fields above are also welcome to apply. Our main objectives are to foster a community for our members within our association, create ties between our association and the industry, encourage movement within the Arab American community, and to promote the professions of engineering, architecture, and information technology.
Depending on the availability of funds, scholarships in the amount of $500 to $1,000 will be awarded twice a year. This year, scholarships will be awarded in May at the AAAEA-CA Semi-Annual Networking Dinner and in November at the AAAEA-CA Annual Dinner Gala. The recipients of our scholarships are required to be present at the appropriate event to accept their award. The number of scholarships awarded and the amount of each scholarship will be based on available funds and the number of applicants.
- Student Member of AAAEA-CA
- Attending an accredited four year College or University in the State of California, or be a resident of California attending an accredited four year College or University out of state, or be a California High School Senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher accepted into an accredited four year College or University
- Pursuing a degree in Engineering, Architecture, or Information Technology
Applicant must complete the AAAEA-CA scholarship award application which consist of items A through F listed below. Items B & C shall be an original copy sealed in an envelope by their originator.
A. The Application Form
B. A certified college transcript indicating course grades and GPA
C. A letter of recommendation written by a faculty member or a registered professional engineer / architect / individual in Information Technology field recognized by the Scholarship Committee Members
D. An adequate description of the applicant's extracurricular activities. The description should highlight relevant work experience, publications, participation in the AAAEA-CA, student/campus activities, involvement in the community organizations, or a combination of these
E. Responses to all of the Short Answer Questions. Responses should be concise, and written in well-organized paragraphs of approximately 3-5 sentences.
F. The applicant should be available for a thirty minute personal or by phone interview, if necessary, with one or more members of the Scholarship Committee
The deadlines are as follows:
- 5PM on April 30, 2016 for the Semi- Annual Networking Dinner on May 14th
- 5PM on October 8, 2016 for the Annual Dinner Gala in November
Applications should be submitted electronically via AAAEA-CA Email.
AAAEA Scholarship Committee
2892 N. Bellflower Blvd, Ste #474
Long Beach, CA 90815
Best of luck to all of our applicants!