Industry Arabic Announces Winners of 2018 Arabic Language Scholarships

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Jermaine Butler (Indiana University) and Eleanor Ellis (Harvard University) are the winners of Industry Arabic's 2018 Arabic Language Scholarships for Advanced Language Study

Industry Arabic is excited to announce the winners of its annual scholarship program.

This year’s $2,000 scholarship winners are Jermaine Butler of Indiana University and Eleanor Ellis of Harvard University.

Each year, Industry Arabic awards 1-2 scholarships to students enrolled in US universities who are pursuing advanced, immersive Arabic education. These scholarships are intended to help offset the decrease in funding that has reduced opportunities for students to undertake the deep, and long-term study abroad that is required to master Arabic.

Scholarship funds may be used towards academic Arabic study abroad programs or self-directed, immersive Arabic language study. Formal academic concentration in the Arabic language is not necessary to apply. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of overall academic merit, as well as demonstrated Arabic language proficiency based on a sample translation.

About the 2018 Winners:

Jermaine Butler is currently a Master's student at Indiana University in the departments of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures & Central Eurasian Studies. Upon completing a year of study in Cairo with the CASA program, he plans to return to IU to complete a Doctorate in Arabic Literature and Ethnomusicology. He ultimately hopes to become a professor of Arabic and Persian in his home state of Louisiana.

Eleanor Ellis is an AM candidate in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, and is currently studying Arabic in Cairo, where she was a 2017-2018 fellow at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA). Her interests include translation, collective memory, migration, and urban space. Eleanor hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in History and Middle East Studies, and to continue to work in Arabic-English translation.

For more information about the Industry Arabic scholarship program, please visit

About Industry Arabic

Founded in 2011, Industry Arabic is a translation agency specialized in the Arabic language. Unlike most translation agencies that offer dozens or hundreds of languages, Industry Arabic focuses exclusively on the Arabic-English language pair, helping clients tackle their most challenging translation projects. Industry Arabic offers Arabic translation services including document translation, website localization, certified legal translation, subtitling Arabic design services and more. Its clients include NGOs, law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and research centers. It also sponsors several public service programs, including a project to improve Arabic language content on Wikipedia, and a Pro-Bono Translation practice to support translation in the public interest.

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