Is there a minimum GPA requirement?

Yes.  Students must have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA based on a 4.00 scale (weighted). High School graduating seniors - transcripts must include a cumulative GPA for grades at least 9th through 11th.

Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for a scholarship?

Yes.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents or eligible non-U.S. citizens

I am a refugee or have established asylum status. Am I eligible to apply?

Yes.  Applicants must submit a valid I-94 at the time of submission of their application.

I have an International Student Visa or a Work Visa. Am I eligible to apply?

No.  Visas are a temporary status and can have limited stay within the U.S.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents with a valid permanent resident card or a passport stamped I-551 (not expired) at the time of submission of their application.

If I attend, or have attended, a high school in another country, am I eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply for the scholarship if you have attended high school in another country as long as you are a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of Egyptian origin.  Transcripts that are not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation on a 4.0 scale.  Once they are translated, submit the international transcripts along with a copy of the translation.

I am a home-schooled student. Am I eligible to apply?

Yes, providing the following:

  1. Earn a minimum of a 3.5 GPA or above (weighted)

  2. SAT score of: 1300 or above

  3. SAT II in 2 subjects: 600 or above AND/OR ACT score of: 28

  4. Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.

  5. submit a minimum of 2 recommendation letters

I am older than the traditional college student. Am I eligible to apply?

You can apply for undergraduate studies at any age as long as you meet our requirements mentioned here

I am a high school student. When can I apply?

Applications are closed for 2019. However, applications for 2020 will be opened for submission starting December 1st, 2019 and closing January 24, 2020.

What does the scholarship award include?

Full 4 year tuition that includes:

  • All educational expenses

  • Living expenses (on-campus or what equals on-campus living expenses if student decided to rent a place off-campus)

  • On-campus meal plan

What is the deadline to submit the application and application related documents ( like mailed school transcript and recommenders deadline)?

Deadline to submit applications is January 24th, 2020. All other related documents that need to be mailed to our address or emailed by your school have to be received by the 5th of February, 2020.

When and how will applicants be informed if they are accepted or not? 

Applicants will be informed via e-mail within the following dates:

  • Semi-Finalists: 2nd week of March, 2020

  • Interviews: 3rd and 4th week of March, 2020

  • Selection: 1st week of April, 2020

Do you offer scholarships for Community College Students?

EEF offers scholarship opportunities for students currently enrolled at two year institutions who will transfer to a four-year institution in the upcoming academic year.  Please include your college transcript if you meet this criteria. 

I am a senior in high school and I am planning on taking the SAT in October, is there any way I can still apply and then send my scores once I get them?

Yes, you can still apply.

However, please upload a previous SAT score and note that you will be sending it at a later date. OR  A note with your name, date you will be receiving the test results, and an explanation to why you are taking it at a later time.