The Palestinian Students Scholarship Fund (PSSF) was established in 2017 by a group of Palestinian-Americans in Chicago. In their numerous visits to Palestine over the years, our founders discovered a severe lack of funding and support for Palestinian university students. These Palestinian students face a significant amount of challenges, financial burdens, and discrimination that is often overlooked. The PSSF was created to provide the financial support these students desperately need in order to overcome the difficulties and challenges they face in their pursuit of academic success in higher education.

Members of the PSSF Board of Directors travel to Palestine every year, at their own expense, to visit with the scholarship recipients and the administration at the partnered universities. These trips allow the Palestinian Students Scholarship Fund(PSSF) to foster strong relationships with the students and universities, and it ensures that The PSSF continues to accomplish its mission of assisting underprivileged Palestinian students succeed in higher education.

Watch our most recent visit to Palestine, hosted by AlNajah University in Nablus, Palestine: