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Abraham Lincoln Incentive Grants Program West Bank/Gaza

The Abraham Lincoln Incentive Grants Program provides financial assistance to promising, academically qualified but economically challenged Palestinian secondary school students to assist them in competing successfully for scholarships to pursue their undergraduate studies in the United States. The program will assist the selected students to become competitive applicants for U.S. college and university admissions and scholarships. This program is the first of its kind in terms of providing direct assistance to secondary school students who would otherwise not be able to realistically consider the idea of U.S. study because of the expenses required during the preparation process – i.e. testing, preparation courses and application fees.

Program Components

The Lincoln Program is implemented through AMIDEAST, which provides students with the following range of educational advising, test preparation, and testing services:

  • Advising sessions on undergraduate study in the U.S. and the application process
  • College Application & Essay Writing Workshop (18 hours)
  • Test Preparation Courses for iBT/PBT TOEFL and SAT I ( 30x2 hours) in addition to Online Practice Tests for iBT-TOEFL and SAT I
  • Travel subsidies in the form of partial or full reimbursement of the cost of local transportation incurred in order to attend advising sessions, take preparation courses, sit for tests, etc.
  • Payment of application fees at up to six U.S. colleges or universities.

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective applicants for the Abraham Lincoln Incentive Grants Program must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Demonstrate that their family is unable to meet the costs of applying to a U.S. college or university
  • Be a Palestinian resident of the West Bank, Jerusalem or Gaza
  • Hold an A average overall and A in English
  • Hold excellent attendance records
    • Excellent teacher evaluation score
    • Submit AMIDEAST English Language Placement Test (30NIS in the West Bank and Jerusalem, 20 NIS in Gaza)

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For more information, including application deadlines, contact AMIDEAST at one of the locations listed below, or via email at

Al-Watanieh Towers, 1st Floor
34 El-Bireh Municipality Street
El-Bireh, Ramallah
Phone: 02-240-8023 ext 102 or 103

Omar Mukhtar St. No.8/704
Bseiso Building, 8th Floor,
Opposite the Arab Bank of Rimal
Phone: 08-282-4635 ext 102

Al Zahra Rd.
Chamber of Commerce Bldg. 1st Floor,
Phone: 02-582-9297

Trust Building, 3rd Floor
Amman Street
Nablus, West Bank
Phone: 09-238-4533

Al Jamah Commercial Center, 3rd Floor
University Intersection
Phone: 02-221-3301/2/3/4 Ext. 101