College Educational Scholarship/Grant

The Assyrian Orphanage and School Association of America, Inc ( aka “TMS”) Educational Scholarship/ Program exists to offer scholarships and financial assistance to College bound students who are financially in need, in order to assist them in the pursuit of educational advancement. In addition, the TMS Educational Scholarship will, at its discretion, engage in Outreach Programs that will assist financially needy persons within and outside the United States.

Program Guidelines

Sponsor the education of Individuals in the United States.  Program is open to the individuals of the Syriac Orthodox community/faith (see eligibility details)  This an annual educational sponsorship where TMS raises funds and allocates to the education of the needy Individuals.  The Educational Program Committee to review all applicants and decide who is qualified and eventually win the scholarship.  Scholarship is limited to (see eligibility details)  The Syriac Orthodox Community  Intended purely for the education of its recipient(s)  Limit the period for any individual’s funding to a maximum of 4 years  Education should be in an accredited College/University/Institution


Our scholarships are for those who meet the following criteria:

  • Individuals from the Syriac Orthodox Community/Faith (Letter from Bishop/ Priest verifying person faith)
  • Grants are awarded to Needy persons. W2, 1040 or TAX return reviewed by Officers of the Educational Committee
  • College bound individuals and those seeking advanced degrees may apply for scholarships.
  • Individuals have to file an application (by July 31 of each year) to be considered for the following school year. All applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
  • Enrolled in a fully accredited institution, have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in course work that is relevant to the industry or required of a degree program
  • Enrollment verification: Name of college or institution with a copy of letter of admission or proof of current enrollment (letter from school or course schedule can also serve as proof of enrollment)
  • OPTIONAL – School transcript, documenting good academic standing: Enclose documentation from your school verifying you are in good academic standing and that you are maintaining the required class load.
  • Submit a letter expressing why they are seeking the scholarship (1,000 words maximum)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation. Recommendations must not come from relatives.
  • Other
    • The scholarships are awarded for one (1) year.
    • Applicants must file a new application for each successive year
    • The method and schedule for processing applications will be determined by the Educational Committee

Application has to be completed by end of June of each year. Fax/email not accepted.  All information is required.

Send application to:

College Educational Scholarship Committee
644 Paramus Road
Paramus Road, NJ 07652