Dr. Basheer Nijim was professor and head of the Department of Geography at UNI before retiring because of illness. He came to the United States from Palestine when he was sixteen years old and obtained his post-secondary education in the States, thanks in part to scholarships he received from benefactors. This scholarship is given in his memory and in appreciation for the help he himself received in this country. His wife, Germana Nijim, served as International Services Director at UNI from July 1978 to December 2000. Application deadline is February 15, 2011. Please find application here.