"One effect of receiving such a significant scholarship is a kind of natural gratitude that you have every day at Davidson. I've really had that and I'm really grateful for that–not just grateful for the scholarship but grateful for the gratitude."


Arielle at-a-glance

Major: Languages and Cultures of the Middle East


  • Awarded a Fulbright Research grant to to study literature and writing in Israel
  • Received a Critical Language Scholarship to study in Tajikistan
  • Singer/songwriter and member of the band Catfish Disco
  • Active founding member of  SIAD, the Student Initiative for Academic Diversity
  • Studied Hebrew and Arabic at Davidson and abroad

Used Belk stipends to:

  • Create and record her original music into an EP "Oh Dear Introvert" released on Spotify and iTunes.
  • Travel through Morocco and Spain studying architectural presence of Jewish and Muslim culture.