Second-Year Student, Austin Community College
One of our board members, Omar Najeed, had this to say about our scholarship recipient:
"Ahmed Babon was chosen as the recipient due to his hard work, grit, and tangible long-term goals. As a refugee, he came to the United States with a different set of challenges to face than other students. Through sheer effort, he was able to learn English, excel at all state exams, and eventually graduate. Outside of the classroom, he has worked multiple part-time jobs at two restaurants - experiences that highlight his desire to put in the hours needed to better himself. He plans to attend Austin Community College as a part of their Health Science Academy with the goal of transferring to a four-year university. Ideally, at the end of his education, he will have worked as an EMT, a nurse, and eventually, a doctor. He has well-defined goals and is on the path to achieve them."
The board for Envisioning Greater Success is excited to award Ahmed with a $1,000 scholarship.