The Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship is an award dedicated to recognizing those students who made an exemplary performance in their media studies who has an Arabic heritage. In line with that, it is named after Dr. Shaheen who is a well-known author and media critic. He won several awards and was featured in countless programs which are broadcasted nationally. It will help the media in funding their studies and getting extra programs such as college degree online programs or to apply to accredited schools online.
This $2,500 worth of scholarship fund will be awarded to applicants who have shown their flair and great performance in media studies. Simply put, only those students who are in the field of media studies are allowed to receive the scholarship.
The successful candidates may use the monies for extra college degree online programs or apply to any accredited schools online. Also, it may be allotted to pay for different educational expenses such as tuition fees, books, research expenses and much more.
Aside from the field of media studies that you should be currently studying, there are still other eligibility requirements to filter the candidates in this scholarship. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the applicant’s must possess the following qualities:
- Currently a graduate, senior or junior student.
- Currently enrolled in a radio, journalism, film or television course.
- Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Must be a U.S. citizen of Arab heritage
Even though the students possess the following qualities, the applicants are still required to submit the following documents for the evaluation of their profiles:
- A statement including your merits, goals and declaring your Arab heritage and U.S. citizen.
Note: Limit your statement to one page.
- Two (2) recommendation letters from the applicant’s Mass Communications professor.
Note: The applicant must submit the original and signed version of the recommendation letter.
- Duplicate of your films, articles, DVDs or other output relevant to your field.
Note: All of these will be returned to the applicant.
- Copy of the applicant’s academic transcripts showing a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- The applicant’s permanent address, phone number, and email address.
All of the necessary documents must be submitted on or March 30, 2018, for evaluation. Failure to do so will result in the immediate disqualification of the application.
For further information and updates about this scholarship, you may visit the scholarship provider’s website here.