Yousef Elzalabany ’20 is one of three seniors awarded the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of Princeton University’s highest awards.
Elzalabany, a concentrator in Near Eastern Studies, is an accomplished poet with a particular interest in the history and lived experiences of Muslims. He proposes to spend the first year of his Sachs Global Scholarship studying Sufism in Cairo and Istanbul, and aims to spend the second year pursuing a master’s degree in Islamic intellectual history at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.
The Sachs Scholarship is intended to broaden the global experience of its recipients by providing them with the opportunity to study, work or travel abroad after graduation. It was established by classmates and friends of Daniel Sachs, a distinguished Princeton student athlete in the Class of 1960, who attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Sachs died of cancer at age 28 in 1967. The award is given to those who best exemplify Sachs’character, intelligence and commitment, and whose scholarship is most likely to benefit the public.
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