UAB sophomore selected for William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship

Sophomore Rebecca Hyde heading to American University in Dubai after winning Clinton scholarship.

Written by: Tiffany Westry

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HonorsCollege bannerRebecca Hyde, a sophomore international studies major in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship, through which she will spend the summer studying at American University in Dubai.

Hyde is a member of the UAB Honors College’s Experiential Learning Scholars Program.

“With a degree in international studies and a media studies interdisciplinary minor, I hope to create educational programming about the cultures of Middle East here in the United States,” Hyde said. “The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship will help me in this goal by filling the gaps in my cultural studies, providing me with a more nuanced understanding of the region.”

As a freshman, Hyde traveled to Oman to study Arabic after being awarded a Critical Languages Scholarship.