Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies


The Center for and Department of Middle Eastern Studies along with the College of Liberal Arts offer many scholarships to assist undergraduate students in funding their education.

Bailey R. Collins/Ellene Collins Ward/Mary Sue Collins Hibbs Scholarship

Awarded by faculty nomination to outstanding students of Arabic, Hebrew, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Persian, or Turkish. CMES and DMES nominate one or two deserving students each year.

Eligibility: CMES or DMES students in good standing who have completed at least sixty hours of coursework, including thirty hours in residence, and who have a GPA of 3.70 or above.
Stipend: Up to $2,000


Dan C. Danciger Scholarship in Hebrew Studies

The Danciger Scholarship is awarded annually to students demonstrating achievement in and commitment to Hebrew studies. Award recipients must enroll in at least one Hebrew course in the semester following the notification of award. Students interested in the Danciger Scholarship should complete the application below and submit all required materials to DMES by November 29, 2019.

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students in good standing at UT
Stipend: $100-$1,000
Deadline: November 29, 2019 at midnight 


Arabic Flagship Program Support

Funding from the National Security Education Program and The Language Flagship enable The University of Texas Arabic Flagship to offer merit-based funding for accepted Flagship scholars for intensive summer study at the UT Arabic Summer Institute and for summer and year-long study abroad programs in Meknes, Morocco.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students admitted to the Arabic Flagship Program.
Stipend: Varies by the program (summer domestic, summer abroad, year abroad)

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