Edward Said Scholarship

Ethnic Studies

This scholarship will be awarded for the upcoming FALL semester.

  • Awarding Department: Department of Race & Resistance Studies
  • Scholarship Intent: The scholarship honors the memory and values of Dr. Edward Said, who was a professor of literature at Columbia University. A Palestinian literary theorist and a public intellectual, he helped found the field of post-colonialism and was a champion of justice for Palestine. This scholarship recognizes undergraduate and graduate students at SFSU who demonstrate an outstanding academic and community service record that exemplifies what Professor Edward Said stood for.
  • Criteria:
    1. Scholarship applicants must submit a statement or essay in which they demonstrate: an outstanding academic and community service record that exemplifies what Professor Edward Said stood for; that they are considering a future career that is interdisciplinary and of a public service nature; and, that their future career advances knowledge about or improves conditions for Arab and Muslim communities.
    2. Preference for students who demonstrate through their academic work, area of study, or through a personal statement or essay, knowledge and understanding of the experience of Palestinian refugees.
  • Major: Undergrad: must have declared a minor in AMED; Grad: must have taken or be enrolled in at least one AMED course and M.A. thesis must focus on an AMED intellectual area.
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior & Senior Grad: Masters/MFA
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing SF State student
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 12 UNITS; Grad: 4 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: Undergrad GPA: 3.0; Grad GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person: Professor Rabab Abdulhadi
  • Campus Address: Ethnic Studies Building, Rm 107
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1052
  • Email: ria55@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: College of Ethnic Studies
  • Amount of Award: 1,000.00
  • Number of Awards: 1

up to $1000
College of Ethnic Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit an essay of no more than 500 words describing your qualifications for the Edward Said scholarship detailing your interdisciplinary career goals and your experience working with Arab and Muslim communities. Please be sure to mention your course-work in the AMED program. If you are a graduate student, please describe the focus of your MA thesis within AMED studies.
  2. Please select two individuals who can provide a reference on your behalf speaking to your qualifications for the Edward Said scholarship.
    • Please provide the name and e-mail of your first reference.
    • Please provide the name and e-mail of your second reference.
  3. Please upload your current CV or resume.
  4. Please upload your latest academic transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.