Arabic Student and UW Alum Hajjar Baban Earns $90,000 Scholarship

Hajjar Baban has been awarded a 2021 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a merit-based graduate school program for immigrants and children of immigrants. She is one of 30 recipients from a pool of 2,445 applicants, the most in the program’s history.

Baban earned her BA in May 2020, graduating with an English major and a certificate in African Studies. She studied Arabic, Pashto, and Persian.

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