2018 JFK Memorial Award Winner

2018 JFK Award Winner, Salma ShitiaCongratulations to Salma Shitia, the recipient of the 2018 John F. Kennedy Memorial Award!

Salma Shitia ‘18, a Near Eastern Studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences, received the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award for her work with refugees both an an interpretor and with the resettlement of refugees with the organizations, Cornell Welcomes Refugees and Ithaca Welcomes Refugees. 

About the Award

The Kennedy Award seeks to foster leadership among promising seniors by helping them to pursue graduate work or to immediately embark on a public service career at the national, state or local level. To learn more watch the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award video found on the Cornell University Class of 1964 website and read the bios of recent winners.