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Arab American Institute (AAI) Announces 2008 Cash Awards to Arab American Students

posted on: Jan 24, 2008

Each year the Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) awards scholarships and cash awards to deserving Arab American students to recognize and encourage achievements in civic life and public affairs.

AAIF is now accepting applications for the following 2008 programs:

Al Muammar Scholarships for Journalism for the 2008-2009 academic year will award up to five scholarship grants of $5,000 per student to Arab American college students who are majoring in journalism. College seniors who have been accepted to a graduate program for journalism are also eligible for the grants. Awardees will be selected by a panel of judges drawn from the print and broadcast media in the United States. Applications are due March 3.

Leadership awards honoring Arab Americans under 30 who excel in public and community service: the Helen Abbott Community Service Awards offer cash grants totalling $2500 and the Raymond Jallow Award for Public Service provides $1000 to a student involved in government service or public affairs. Application deadlines for both awards is March 14.

These scholarships and the youth awards are part of the AAI Foundation’s commitment to promote leadership and service programs for Arab American youth. Check out our student resource center for additional information and application materials.

If you have any questions, please contact Yasmeen Shaheen-McConnell at 202-429-9210, ext. 30.