Former YANA-Dwight Hall Fellow Marwan Safar Jalani ’20 Awarded Rhodes Scholarship!

Former YANA-Dwight Hall Fellow Selected for Rhodes Scholarship

Marwan Safar Jalani ’20 is one of two winners of a Rhodes Scholarship for the Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine (SJLP) region. Safar Jalani became the first Yale recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship for the SJLP region.

Students are selected from among hundreds of applicants for the prestigious scholarship, which has a three-round screening process involving leaders, policymakers, and leading academics working in the region. Rhodes Scholars are chosen on the basis of intellectual achievement, strength of character, leadership potential, and ability to “push the frontiers of innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.”

The scholarship for the SJLP region is made possible through a partnership between the Said Foundation, The Rhodes Trust, and the University of Oxford.

Safar Jalani was a 2017 YANA-Dwight Hall Fellowship recipient. You can read more about his fellowship here.

“I owe much of my path to the Rhodes Scholarship to my summer experiences, including my 2017 summer internship at the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services in New Haven. That internship was funded through the YANA-Dwight Hall Summer Fellowship, which accompanied an invitation to share my story and experiences at the YANA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion event in NYC on February 21, 2018. Thank you to the YANA and Dwight Hall community for your efforts, commitment and dedication to supporting low-income students committed to public and community service!”  — Marwan Safar JalaniYale College ’20

YALE NEWS ARTICLE

YaleNews
Senior is first Yale student from Syria to win a Rhodes Scholarship
By Susan Gonzalez
November 14, 2019 

Marwan Safar Jalani ’20 is one of two winners of a Rhodes Scholarship for the Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine (SJLP) region.

YALE DAILY NEWS ARTICLE

THE YALE DAILY NEWS
Yale student wins Rhodes Scholarship
By Kelly Wei
November 15, 2019

Marwan Safar Jalani ’20 became the first Yale recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship for the Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine region on Wednesday.

 

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