Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarships

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About The Scholarship Award

Purpose: Recognize and award Arab-American university students who excel in Media Studies.

Scholarship Award Amount: $4,000

Eligibility: University students enrolled in the 2024-2025 academic year. Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate School students majoring in Journalism, Television, Radio and/or Film.

Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarships

Application Instruction

Mail and include the following items to ADC’s Research Institute c/o Nabil Mohamad:

Two letters of recommendation signed by your Mass Communications professors.
Print copies and/or email links of your relevant work.
Share how Dr. Jack Shaheen’s work has influenced you. Include in your one-page statement explaining your goals, stating you are a U.S. citizen of Arab heritage.
Official academic transcripts (minimum 3.0 GPA is required).
Permanent home address, mobile number, and email address.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 12, 2024

*Note: Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Submit All Materials To:

ADC Research Institute
Attention: Mr. Nabil Mohamad – ADC Vice President
1705 Desales Street, N. W. Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

Should you have further questions, call (202) 244-2990 or email [email protected].

Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Scholarship Awards will be presented at the 2024 ADC National Convention.

Jack Shaheen

About Dr. Jack G. Shaheen:

Dr. Shaheen (1935-2017) is an internationally recognized author and media critic who wrote the award-winning book and film, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People. He has consulted with the United Nations and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and has been featured on numerous national network programs such as National Public Radio, CNN, MSNBC and The Today Show.

Watch Dr. Shaheen discuss his work and the harmful nature of Hollywood’s negative stereotypes on the Tavis Smile Show on PBS.

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