Through this unique scholarship opportunity, ExxonMobil aims to contribute to the Middle East and North Africa region by helping to develop highly skilled and culturally adept individuals.
All applicants for The Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program must be a citizen of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia or the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E). Candidates must have lived in the Middle East or North Africa for a minimum of 15 years and demonstrate native fluency in Arabic.
Finalists for the scholarship are invited to a three day short course event, traditionally held in Turkey or the United Arab Emirates. Short course attendees will develop business skills related to the energy industry and network with colleagues from across the Middle East and North Africa regions.
Scholarship recipients will be placed by the Institute of International Education in a leading university in the United States, according to the strengths and research interests of the applicant. Recipients receive full tuition, housing and living expense stipends, medical insurance, and textbook and computer allowances. The award also includes transportation to the United States, visa and academic support, an intensive orientation program, and a yearly professional development and networking conference. Summer internships with ExxonMobil are also possible.
The program also seeks to build relationships with academic leaders by offering a Faculty Sponsor Program to the home academic departments of the successful scholars.