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Arab and Islamic Journalism Scholarship

Undergraduate Scholarship

The Arab and Islamic Journalism Scholarship was established to support undergraduate students seeking their degree in journalism with an interest in Arab and Islamic cultures.

  • Be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students in the Mayborn School of Journalism.
  • Show a demonstrated interest in journalism and media.
  • Submit a 1,000–1,500 word essay (double-spaced) about their interest in the field of journalism as it relates to Arab and Islamic cultures.
  • Meet minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the Mayborn School of Journalism.
  • Be registered for or have taken coursework toward completion of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Certification.
  • Must have completed at least 60 hours of coursework toward a degree at the time of application and a have GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • In the event no applicant possesses these characteristics, the scholarship will not be given out during the current year. In the year following, two scholarships will be given to qualifying students.

To earn an Arab and Islamic studies certificate, students must complete 12 hours at UNT in such areas as the following (other courses may be used if approved by the certificate advisor):

Culture and Art

  • AEAH 4805 - Topics in Medieval Art
  • AEAH 4824 - Topics in Asian Art
  • AEAH 4825 - Topics in Islamic and/or Middle Eastern Art
  • ANTH 3500 - Cultures and Civilizations of the Middle East
  • MRTS 4415 - Topics in Film and Television Genres


  • HIST 3450 - Islam and its Empires
  • HIST 3460 - Modern Middle Eastern History
  • HIST 4240 - Nationalism, Zionism and Islamism in Modern Middle Eastern History
  • HIST 4245 - Gender, Race and Class Issues in Middle Eastern History
  • HIST 4246 - Imperialism in the Modern Middle East
  • HIST 4283 - Decolonization in Asia and Africa


  • INST 4850 - International Studies Seminar (when taught as "Women in the Middle East," "Political Economy and Governments of the Middle East," or "International Relations of the Middle East")
  • PSCI 4710 - Middle East Politics: Critical Issues
  • PSCI 4824 - Islam, Democracy and Human Rights
  • PSCI 4825 - Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East
Does this award still have funds available?: 
Maybe (contact the Journalism office for more details)