Ibn Battuta Merit Scholarships for Peace & Diplomacy sponsored by: Qalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic Studies

Qalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic studies is pleased to announce new scholarships available for intensive study of Modern Standard Arabic during the fall, winter and spring semesters of 2010/2011.  The Ibn Battuta Merit Scholarships aim to reward students for excellence and dedication to the study of the Arabic language as well as promote the study of Arabic as a foreign language.  Prospective students may apply to either one of the semester programs (fall 2010 or spring 2011) or else to the winter program (Dec 2010-Jan 2011).

AWARD VALUE: Scholarship covers all tuition and housing costs for the duration of the program (an approximate value of $3715.00 for either the fall or spring semester programs, $1250.00 for the winter program).  Transportation to/from Morocco is the responsibility of awardees.

PROGRAM DURATIONS:
FALL SEMESTER 2010: August 29, 2010 – November 20, 2010 (240 contact hours, 12 credits)
WINTER SESSION 2010/2011: December 12, 2010 – January 16, 2011 (80 contact hours, 4 credits)
SPRING SEMESTER 2011: Feb 1, 2011 – April 25, 2011 (240 contact hours, 12 credits)

REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must write a 600-1,000 word essay answering “What do you hope to achieve through your study of the Arabic language?”  Applicants must have completed a minimum of two University semesters in Modern Standard Arabic or equivalent study (at least 80 contact hours).  Applicants must have three written recommendations, including at least one from an Arabic Language Instructor/Professor.  Applicants must provide graded transcripts documenting previous Arabic study.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Fall Semester: April 15, 2010
Winter Session: July 15, 2010
Spring Semester: September 15, 2010

HOW TO APPLY:  send completed application form and all required attachments (photocopy of passport, recommendation letters, essay, and transcripts) via email or post to Qalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic Studies attn: Ibn Battuta Scholarship
Application Downloads
Fall Semester 2010 Application
Winter Session 2010/11 Application
Spring Semester 2011 Application

For more information, visit: http://qalamcenter.com/Enrollment/IbnBattutaScholarships/tabid/260/Default.aspx