August 06, 2015

UAB senior wins William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship

Written by: Tiffany Westry

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elora robbaniElora Robbani, a senior philosophy major in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship to study at American University in Dubai this fall.

Robbani is a member of the UAB Honors College’s University Honors Program and the Early Medical School Acceptance Program.

While in Dubai, Robbani will explore academic interests in Middle Eastern studies in preparation for a career in optometry.

“The Clinton Scholarship will be an experience that will hopefully provide me with a perspective on how to globalize optometry, providing free eye exams and materials in areas of the Middle East that may not have ready access to such resources,” said Robbani.

Robbani will enter optometry school in the fall of 2016 and is the ninth UAB student since 2010 to win this nationally competitive scholarship.