Graduate School of Arts and Science of NYU offers Falak Sufi Scholarship

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 22 (APP): The Graduate School of Arts and Science of New York University announced the Falak Sufi Scholarships awarded by the master’s programme in Near Eastern Studies at the Kevorkian Center.
Candidates for the master’s program in Near Eastern Studies are
eligible to apply, including applicants to the program’s joint degree with Journalism, the concentration with Museum Studies, and the business track.
Falak Sufi was born in Pakistan in 1983. She possessed a generous
heart, the urge to engage with and change the world, and a brilliantly original, vivacious mind, said a press release.
She graduated from the National University of Singapore with first
class honors in Political Science. While young, she began to publish the work that showed her great gifts and talent.
Among her interests were women and gender in South Asia, the
historiography of this region, and the strength of the humanities. However, no list can capture
the range of subjects about which she thought, spoke, and wrote.
She was a much beloved, deeply admired graduate student in Near
Eastern Studies at the Kevorkian Center of New York University when she died tragically in New York in 2008.
The Falak Sufi Scholarship is to honor her memory and to support
students from countries with a majority Islamic population in South Asia who might not otherwise be able to obtain a graduate education.
These students, preferably female, will be enrolled in the two-year
master’s program in Near Eastern Studies.
The holders of this scholarship should embody the intellectual spirit
and promise of Falak Sufi, and possess a deep and abiding commitment to the role of women in academia and to the questions that she explored, primarily the study of gender in the countries of the Near East, Middle East, and/or South Asia with a
majority Islamic population.
For 2016-17, the scholarship includes an academic-year stipend (a
minimum of $26,200), tuition, student health insurance, and registration and services fees for up to two years, provided that academic standards of the Graduate School and the graduate program are met.
Application information for all potential students to the master’s
programme in Near Eastern Studies can be found online in the GSAS Application Resource Center.
The online application for admission is also the application for all
Graduate School financial aid. No additional forms are required.
If an applicant explicitly wishes to be considered for a Falak Sufi
Scholarship, that person should add one paragraph to the application’s “Statement of Purpose” explaining how the candidate meets the criteria for the scholarship and how the award will enable the candidate to pursue graduate education.
The application deadline for fall 2016 admission is January 4, 2016.