The High-Reaching, Underprivileged Students to Secure Assistance for Intellectual Needs (HUSSAIN) Scholarship Fund was created by Dr. Fahmida Hussain to honor her father Dr. Abdul Hossain and their medically inclined family. (The fund name is an acronym for her name, which she spells differently than her father’s.) From early childhood Dr. Hossain demonstrated a great thirst for knowledge. Over the years Dr. Hossain earned a Medical degree, a Masters of Philosophy, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Neurophysiology. He turned his passion for science and teaching into a career. He worked as a professor and principal (equivalent to a Deanship in the United States) for various Medical schools and assumed the position of Director of Medical Education (DME). He served as a World Health Organization (WHO) Delegate and finalized his career by retiring as a member of the Bangladesh Public Service Commission, considered to be one of the most prestigious positions of Bangladesh.
Dr. Hossain viewed college education as the building block for higher education and that it prepares individuals to make the final decision about their profession. This scholarship was established to encourage the hardworking-gifted college students, who want to contribute to society. As a result of Dr. Hossain’s roots and educational background, the fund will support students of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
To apply for a scholarship from the HUSSAIN scholarship fund you must be a student of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries descent and enrolled at a college or university in the Philadelphia Region.
• Must be a student of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries descent, which include Afghanistan Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
• Must be enrolled in a college or university in the Philadelphia Region.
• Must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
• Must be high-reaching and underprivileged student who demonstrates the potential to succeed despite adversity (such as a physical ailment, economical struggles, and societal obstacles).
One (1) $2,500 scholarship award will be awarded to cover tuition.
A COMPLETED APPLICATION INCLUDES:
• Copy of your post-high school transcript
• Student Resume
• Letter of recommendation
Number of Awards1
Total Amount Awarded$2,500
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