Washington – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is currently accepting applications for the 2007 Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship. Dr. Shaheen is the world’s foremost authority on media images of Arabs and the author of “Reel Bad Arabs,” “Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture,” “Nuclear War Films,” and “The TV Arab.”The deadline for applications is April 12, 2007. Dr. Shaheen established this scholarship through ADC to recognize Arab-American students who excel in media studies. Recipients of the $1000 scholarship will be announced and presented at ADC’s Annual Convention during the DC premiere of the groundbreaking documentary, “Reel Bad Arabs.”
On Friday, June 8, the ground breaking 50-minute documentary will be screened and then a question and answer session with Dr. Shaheen will follow and the scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must be attending college in the 2007-08 academic year; must be majoring in mass communications, journalism, radio, television, and/or film; must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen of Arab heritage.
Applicants should send the following to the ADC Research Institute: A one-page statement stating that you are a US citizen, explaining your goals and why you merit the scholarship; copies of articles, videos, films, etc; oofficial academic transcripts including your GPA; two letters of recommendation from mass communications professors; and permanent home address, phone number and email address, as well as address, phone number, and email address during the school year. Send materials to:
Attn: Nawar Shora
ADC Research Institute (ADCRI)
1732 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20007