Through the very generous donation of Golden Gate University graduate Bita Daryabari (MS96), a scholarship has been set up to be awarded to Middle Eastern Students in the Ageno School of Business beginning Fall 2016. Two graduate students will be selected every other year beginning Fall 2016 (next selection would be Fall 2018).Must have been born in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine (Gaza Strip and West Bank), Pakistan, Qatar, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates or Yemen. May reside in or outside of the U.S. First preference given to women applying to the MBA program. Second preference given to women applying to the Master of Science degree business related programs with the exception of Taxation and Accounting schools. Financial need must be demonstrated Students who are not US citizens or permanent resident, an essay that explains financial need will be required. Students who are US citizens or permanent residents will be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov prior to the Fall awarding year. Scholarship awarded for duration of students masters degree program but no long than 6 semesters starting Fall 2016 and ending summer 2018. Students must be at least half time status each semester with the exception of the last semester of the masters degree program. If student is less than half-time in the last semester of the masters degree, the scholarship may not exceed 50% of tuition costs. Scholarship amount per semester is $3,000 for at least half-time status. There is no increase in scholarship amount for more than half-time status each semester. All Scholarship funds are applied to a portion of Golden Gate University tuition costs only.