Arab-American students who are majoring in media studies (film, mass communications, radio, television, or journalism) can win financial assistance through the Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Award. This award is provided by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. It is worth $1,000.
How do you qualify for this scholarship? You must be Arab-American, a US citizen, and a college junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student. You must have a declared major in one of the areas listed above, and your GPA needs to be 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). Send in an application to the ADC which includes copies of your academic transcripts, two letters of recommendation from professors in your department, and contact information. Additionally, enclose copies of any films, videos, or articles you have worked on, as well as a one-page statement which declares your citizenship as well as your goals in mass communications. The annual deadline for this scholarship is April 1st. If you are selected to win, your award will be announced during the Annual Convention of the ADC in the nation’s capital. For a qualifying minority student highly dedicated to film or another form of mass communication, this is a wonderful chance!