Rally for Iraq
Rally for Iraq (RFI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded and operated by a group of young Iraqi-American volunteers to promote higher-level education for Iraqi students. To accomplish this, the board and founders established the Rally for Iraq Scholarship Fund that provides need-based financial aid for higher-lever education opportunities for Iraqis in U.S. colleges, graduate schools, and recertification programs. In addition, RFI collaborates with universities and colleges to help reduce tuition costs and provide a support network for incoming Iraqi students.
Since its conception in 2008, RFI has also committed to promoting awareness of post-war reconstruction efforts in Iraq to the American public. This has been accomplished through collaboration with social activists, artists, and various Iraqi-American and Arab groups to co-sponsor Iraq-related educational events while simultaneously offering the public an opportunity to contribute to long term educational development in Iraq through RFI’s scholarship fund. RFI will welcome its first round of scholarship recipients during the fall of 2010.
Year(s) Awarded: 2010