West Africa senior awarded Dorothy Day Spanish Scholarship

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West Africa senior awarded Dorothy Day Spanish Scholarship

November 21, 2016

Sadik Malik, Accra, Ghana, West Africa, senior, is the 2016-17 recipient of the Dr. Dorothy Day Spanish Scholarship from the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Spanish program.

Malik is the current vice president of the Spanish Club. He is majoring in biology and minoring in both Spanish and chemistry.

Dr. Francisco Martinez, professor of Spanish, is the club’s sponsor.

Day, who is the founder of Northwestern’s Spanish program and the person for whom this scholarship honors, began her career at Northwestern in 1988. She was initially hired to teach foreign language and English, but she began the formalized Spanish program in the fall of 2001. She retired in 2003.

To be eligible for this $500 award, students must be full-time continuing Spanish students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Applicants must be Spanish minors who have completed three semesters of Spanish coursework. The scholarship may be applied toward university-related expenses, such as tuition, fees, room, board or books.

Various fundraisers are held by students in the Spanish Club to raise funds for this scholarship.

To learn more about the scholarship, the club or the Spanish program at Northwestern, please contact Martinez at (580) 327-8466 or fjmartinez@nwosu.edu.

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Sadik Malik and Dr. Francisco Martinez

Sadik Malik is presented the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Dorothy Day Spanish Scholarship by Dr. Francisco Martinez.