Honors and Awards

The Arabic Award

This is presented to the outstanding major with all-around achievement in Arabic and communicative competence at the advanced level.

The Martha Khoury Semaan Prize

Established in 1989 in memory of Martha Khoury Semaan, by her son, Khalil (BSLA 1954), the annual income from this fund is awarded to the graduating senior demonstrating the greatest achievement in Arabic.

The Senior Honors Thesis Award in Arabic Major

A select number of seniors who have achieved a minimum 3.5 GPA both in the major and overall will be invited by the Arabic department to write a Senior Honors Thesis in the context of a designated upper-level course (350 and above) or an independent study. Established in 2019, this monetary award is given annually to a graduating Arabic major who wrote the best honors thesis.


For more honors and awards presented to undergraduate students, please see here