Elshamy '09 wins Mitchell Scholarship
Courtesy Of Dartmouth.Edu
First a Truman, and then a Mitchell.
Dartmouth senior Ibrahim Elshamy ’09, who was awarded a Truman Scholarship last year, is now one of nine recipients of a Mitchell Scholarship to pursue post-graduate work at a university in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Elshamy, a double major in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Native American Studies, will study for master’s degree in peace and conflict studies at the University of Ulster. Elshamy is currently the student director of the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth and the former president of the Muslim student organization Al-Nur. He received the Dean’s Prize in June 2009.
“I am humbled to receive this scholarship, named for a person I admire, former U.S. senator and peacemaker George Mitchell. I intend to devote my life to finding ways that empower others to improve their lives, communities, and achieve their hopes,” Elshamy said in a College press release.