Iraqi Student Project (ISP)

The Iraqi Student Project (ISP) places young, aspiring students displaced by the war in Iraq in undergraduate degree programs in the United States. As refugees in Syria and Jordan, students cannot work or attend universities there. A grassroots effort to help Iraqi refugees acquire the undergraduate education they need to participate in rebuilding their country, ISP's work largely involves seeking tuition waivers and scholarships from American colleges and universities. Students are also supported by volunteers in the U.S. who provide moral and financial support throughout the Iraqi students' enrollment.

A 2013 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported college scholarships for two Iraqi students to attend the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West and Pearson College UWC for two years.

A 2012 grant supported ISP's work at a time when, due to violence and unrest in Syria and belt-tightening across U.S. higher education, financial assistance was particularly valuable. The Arm and Hammer United World College of the American West served as a fiscal sponsor for this grant.

A 2009 grant allowed the ISP’s U.S. Director to visit college admissions officers in order to discuss how to help more Iraqi students begin their studies in 2009. The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities served as a fiscal sponsor for this grant.

Website: www.iraqistudentproject.org


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