AHS Summer Scholar Awards (Abroad) - Rolling



While the building blocks for language learning may be provided in the classroom, living and studying abroad provide a much-needed richness of experience, depth, and understanding, that cannot be replicated.  

In order to help fulfill this need, the Arabic Honor Society is introducing its Summer Scholar Awards (Abroad), an exclusive opportunity for AHS students to study and experience Arabic in the Arab world. Awards can be used to cover program, travel, and program-affiliated housing costs for the trip.

Strong contenders for the Summer Scholar Awards (Abroad) will demonstrate dedicated involvement in their local AHS chapter activities, and a clear enthusiasm for the study of the Arabic.

Award Details

If selected, students receive the following:

  • Up to $5000 to cover the cost of airfare, housing, and any other program costs to an approved study abroad program in the Arab world.
  • Arabic Honor Society Swag Bag
  • Recognition on the AHS official website


Students must meet the following conditions to be eligible:

  • Current member of the Arabic Honor Society 
    • AHS membership carries the following requirements:
      • Minimum 3.0 (B average) Overall GPA
      • Minimum 3.5 GPA (A average) in Arabic classes
  • Minimum Age of 14 by time of travel

How to Apply: 

1) Go to https://airtable.com/shr9rEQkBxQdkIYFt

2) Complete the application and upload all necessary documents!

Deadline for applications is March 30, 2020

Please email arabichonorsociety@qfi.org with any questions.


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Previous Winners

Alicia Anchondo is a recipient of a 2018 Scholar Abroad Award. Alicia is currently a junior at Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to her studies, Alicia is very involved in extracurricular activities; she dances for over 13 hours every week, is a co-founder of the club Knowledge Over Ignorance, and tutors kids at other high schools in Chicago. Alicia participated in the Arabic Youth Congress in Amman, Jordan over the summer. In her application, Alicia highlighted her future goals of integrating her passions for the Arabic language and medicine throughout her career to help refugees residing in refugee camps.
Dylan Ofori is a recipient of a 2018 Scholar Abroad Award. Dylan is currently a high school senior at Brunswick School in Connecticut and will be attending the University of Pennsylvania this fall. Dylan will be a student in the Wharton School’s Dual-Degree Huntsman Program and will be majoring in economics, international studies, and Arabic. During his time in high school, Dylan had the opportunity to study at Kings Academy in Madaba, Jordan and was part of the school’s Arabic year program. In his application, Dylan highlighted his future goals of integrating his passions of Arabic, French, and economics throughout his career to establish prosperous relations between African nations.
Finneas Barry is a recipient of a 2018 Scholar Abroad Award. Finneas is currently a student at the University of Chicago, where he continues to study the Arabic language and the Middle East and North Africa region. During his time at Friends Seminary in New York City, Finneas was very active in extracurricular activities, acting as the leader of the Stock Club, as a senior member of the Middle East Culture Club, and as a saxophonist in the school’s jazz ensemble. During his junior year, Finneas studied in Washington, DC at the School for Ethics and Global Leadership, where he was able to meet some of Washington’s policy influencers. In his application, Finneas highlighted his future goals of utilizing his Arabic language skills while working in the Foreign Service.