Incoming Yale freshman granted an Arabic Study Award
Incoming freshman Rosa Shapiro-Thompson has been awarded a High School Education Award by the Qatar Foundation International (QFI). One of QFI’s three Arabic Study Awards, the High School Education Award is granted to graduating high school seniors in the United States who plan on majoring in either Arabic language studies or Middle East studies with a concentration or minor in Arabic language studies.
Applicants were evaluated on the basis of their academic records, letters of recommendation, and personal statements. The one-time grant of up to $10,000 helps students fund their tuition and their study of the Arabic language for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year. In addition, QFI will also send awardees to the Middle East Studies Association conference in November 2015 for professional development workshops and networking opportunities.
Shapiro-Thompson is one of seven recipients of the High School Education Award and intends to major in modern Middle East studies.
Qatar Foundation International is a non-profit organization with the goals of proliferating the study of Arabic and breaking down cultural boundaries.