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Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize

Offered by Abdelkader Education Project

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 20, 2024
2 awards worth

$500

Grade level

High School Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

February 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school student in the U.S. with an interest in Middle Eastern Studies, and specifically the history and legacy of Emir Abdelkader? If so, consider applying for the Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize! Each year, the prize awards $500 each to the two high school applicants who submit the best essay OR video addressing “how the Emir’s letter offers a path to help communities today throughout the world to live together in harmony. Identify three significant quotes from Emir Abdelkader that are still relevant today and worthy of repetition.” Emir was a 19th century humanitarian whose legacy offers valuable insights into Islamic culture, interfaith relations, ethical leadership, and diverse perspectives. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Abdelkader Education Project

The Abdelkader Education Project (AEP) was inspired by its namesake, Emir Abd el Kader. AEP began in 2009 as an organization committed to cultural literacy, civility and respectful engagement between all people through education and outreach drawing on Emir Abdelkader’s life story and value that transcend culture and faith traditions. Today, AEP is a global network of individuals and organizations. They develop educational resources and opportunities for engagement that focus on the life and values of the Emir as a model to mitigate fear, bigotry, and tribalism in classrooms, on battlefields, and in everyday life.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Students

Academic Interest

Near and Middle East Studies, History

Application information

In order to be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit either the essay OR video option below.

700-1,000-word essay

3-5-minute video

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize winner will be announced: March 1, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Abdelkader Education Project at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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