Adel Gamal Advanced Arabic Award
Deadline for submission for the 2022-23 academic year was April 15, 2022.
Deadline for submission for the 2023-24 academic year will be posted in the spring.
The award will support students pursuing a degree in advanced Arabic language through the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, students fulfilling an academic degree that requires advanced Arabic language, as well as undergraduate or graduate students in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies.
The award amount will generally range between $500 and $1000 and will vary depending on the number of student recipients in any given year.
The Adel Gamal Advanced Arabic Award Committee is appointed and convened by the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies.
Undergraduate Student Eligibility
Undergraduate students must be in good academic standing at the University of Arizona with a GPA of at least 2.8 or have two letters of recommendation from a language instructor that explains their language proficiency in Arabic.
Graduate Student Eligibility
Graduate students must be enrolled in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Applicants should demonstrate that the award funds will be used to further their Arabic language comprehension and should submit writing of their thesis, dissertation, or manuscript demonstrating their research interest in the language.
Please submit your application here: Adel Gamal Advanced Arabic Award 2022 Application
The application should include the following:
- A personal statement (250 words, double-spaced) describing how the award will be important to your research or education. If financial hardship is part of your justification, please explain.
- A resume or curriculum vitae (2 page maximum).
- A copy of your college and/or graduate school transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
- Two recommendation letters from professors, advisors, or employment supervisors addressed to the Adel Gamal Advanced Arabic Award Committee. If the applicant is newly enrolled in the University of Arizona, two letters of recommendation from two separate language instructors is required.
Expectations for Award Winners
Recipients are expected to write a letter of thanks to Dr. Adel Gamal and provide a brief written summary of the endeavors supported by this award by the end of the academic year that the award is granted. Descriptions may be used to publicize and promote the award.
The award is funded by donations from family members, University of Arizona faculty and students, and individual donors and/or businesses.