Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Awards

Purpose: To honor Arab American students who excel in media studies

Amount: $2,500 

Eligibility: College students enrolled in the 2016-2017 academic year majoring in journalism, radio, television, and/or film, and who are juniors, seniors, or in graduate school.

Applicants please submit the following items to the ADC Research Institute (HARD copy applications only):

  • A one page statement explaining your goals and why you merit the scholarship, and stating that you are a U.S. citizen of Arab heritage
  • Two (2) original signed letters of recommendation from Mass Communications professors. Copies of your articles, DVD’s, films, and so forth (these items will not be returned to you)
  • Official academic transcripts (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • Your permanent home address/phone number, e-mail address, and your phone number during the school year, if different

Deadline: March 30, 2016

Note: Applications must be hard copy. Incomplete, or late applications will not be accepted.

Submit all materials to:

Jack G. Shaheen Scholarship
ADC Research Institute (ADCRI)
1990 M Street, NW Suite 610
Washington, DC 20036

If you have any questions, call (202) 244-2990 or email organizing@adc.org.

The recipients of the 2015 Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Awards were:

            Anisa Mehdi                                                               Sarah Shihadah

Anisa Mehdi                                        Sarah Shihadah Jack Shaheen Award cropped

Click here to view past recipients of the Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Awards from 1998 – 2015.

About Dr. Jack G. Shaheen:

jack shaheen

Dr. Shaheen 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.