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Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Media Scholarship

Offered by Advocate Defend Connect

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 6, 2023
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

April 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you an Arab-American college upperclassman or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in a media-related major? If so, consider applying for the Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,500 to multiple lucky applicants. The scholarship is offered by Advocate Defend Connect, an American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. 

If you’re an Arab-American college upperclassman or graduate student passionate about journalism, television, radio, film, or other media-related fields, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to Arab-American university students who meet the below eligibility requirements. Applicants must also be majoring in media-related fields.

Grade Level

College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students


US Citizens

Minimum GPA



Middle Eastern

Academic Interest


Religious Affiliation


Other Category


Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must send an application, copies or email links of their relevant work, and the below application materials to: ADC Research Institute, Attention: Mr. Nabil Mohamad – ADC Vice President, 1705 Desales Street, N. W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036.

1-page essay

Academic transcript

Letters of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Advocate Defend Connect at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Media Scholarship is not renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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