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

About Dr. Jack G. Shaheen:

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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.

Past Awardees: 

Joseph Khalil, 2014 Awardee

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Nadine Sebai, 2014 Awardee

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Jordan T. Lazieh, 2013 Awardee

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Nader Ihmoud, 2013 Awardee

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Phoebe Barghouty, 2013 Awardee

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Rand Al Kurd, 2013 Awardee

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Ziad El-Bayoumi Foty, 2012 Awardee

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Clair Stephan, 2012 Awardee (not pictured)

Valerie Bisharat, 2012 Awardee

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Faisal Attrache, 2012 Awardee

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Diana A. Aqra, 2012 Awardee

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Jacqueline Reem Salloum, 2012 Awardee

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Dr. Evelyn Alsultany, 2012 Awardee

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Lubna Raisa Zaidi, 2011 Awardee

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Sally Sharif, 2011 Awardee

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Briggette Sayegh, 2011 Awardee

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Salim Essaid, 2011 Awardee

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Candice Haddad, 2010 Awardee

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Carmel Delshad, 2010 Awardee

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Ameera Olivia David, 2010 Awardee

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Hiya Abousaid, 2010 Awardee

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Layal Brown, 2010 (not pictured)

Ashley Close, 2010 Awardee (not pictured)

Laila Shereen Sakr, 2009 Awardee

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Bayan Raji, 2009 Awardee

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Veronica Bagnole, 2009 Awardee (not pictured)

Noelle Ibrahim, 2009 Awardee (not pictured)

William Youmans, 2008 Awardee

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Serena Kefayeh, 2008 Awardee

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Natasha Ritsma, 2008 Awardee (not pictured)

Rachid Haoues, 2008 Awardee (not pictured)

Karen Zraick, 2007 Awardee

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Ramsey George, 2007 Awardee

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Fahed Al Sumait, 2007 Awardee

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Mary Abowd, 2007 Awardee (not pictured)

Misty Moon, 2007 Awardee (not pictured)

Nadia Taha, 2006 Awardee

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Jad Melki, 2006 Awardee

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Reem Akkad, 2006 Awardee

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Aya Batrawy, 2006 Awardee (not pictured)

Elaine Hamood Strutz, 2006 Awardee (not pictured)

Amanda Zeidan 2006 Awardee (not pictured)

Laila al Arian, 2005 Awardee 

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Heidi Saman, 2005 Awardee

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Stephanie Abraham, 2005 Awardee (not pictured)

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Tarik Elseewi (not pictured)

Emann Allebban, 2005 Awardee (not pictured)

Stephanie Teebagy, 2005 Awardee (not pictured)

Leila Fadel, 2004 Awardee

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Joslyn Massad, 2004 Awardee (not pictured)

Jehan Agha, 2004 Awardee (not pictured)

Zaynah Moussa, 2004 Awardee (not pictured)

Eyad Zahra, 2003 Awardee 

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Mary Ann Azevedo, 2003 Awardee

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Kera Abraham, 2003 Awardee 

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Omar Tesdell, 2003 Awardee (not pictured)

Dr. Dina Ibrahim, 2002 Awardee 

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Rania Chryssis, 2001 Awardee (not pictured)

Nasri Zacharia, 2001 Awardee (not pictured) 

Nadine Cheaib, 2000 Awardee 

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Abdullah Al-Maaini, 1999 Awardee (not pictured)

Annemarie Jacir, 1998 Awardee

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