Two Israeli-born Arab Students Get Magnes Scholarships at Hebrew U
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Two Israeli-born Arab Students Get Magnes Scholarships at Hebrew U

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The 11th annual Judah L. Magnes Scholarships at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have been awarded to two Israeli-born Arab students, Mustapha Mahmud Haj Yehiya and Daher Nabia. Announcement of the grants was made here Thursday by James Marshall, president of the Magnes Foundation, donor of the scholarships.

The scholarships, which are named for the first president of the Hebrew University, are given to Arab or Druze students for notable scholastic achievement. Dr. Magnes, a noted American educator and rabbi, was president of the university from its inception in 1925 until his death in 1948. Mr. Marshall, a New York attorney, is a former president of the New York City Board of Education. For many years he served as a vice-president of the American Friends of the Hebrew University.

Mr. Haj Yehiya, who was born in the village of Taibeh and received his elementary and secondary education there, is now in his third year of study at the university, where he is working toward his bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science. Mr. Nabia, a native of the village of Sajour in Upper Galilee, studied at the Seminary for Arab teachers in Jaffa. A graduate student in the Faculty of Humanities, he chose as his major subjects Hebrew and Statistics. He received his B.A. degree in Hebrew last October.

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