The Nargis E. Ragab Scholarship for First Generation Immigrants and the Children of First Generation Immigrants
This award is aptly named after one of the many amazing immigrants to this country, Nargis E. Ragab. She is the mother of one of our partners, Amany Ragab Hacking. Nargis came to this country from El Mansura, Egypt in 1979 in search of a better life. She came with three children, four suitcases and not much else. Having sold her gold and other prized possessions so she could buy four tickets to America, there was not much money left over. When she came to America, she struggled to raise her children, find work and assimilate. All of her children graduated from college, married, had children of their own and contributed to their life in America by working, voting and being active members of their communities. She loves this country and loves immigrants. She wants us all to persevere and succeed. It is this hard work, tenacity and love of immigrants that bring this scholarship to life.
All students interested in applying for The Nargis Ragab Scholarship for First Generation Immigrants and the Children of Immigrants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in an two-year or four-year degree program at an accredited college or university in the United States. High school seniors who will be graduating on or before the scholarship deadline are also eligible to apply as long as they are enrolled to attend an accredited college or university in the United States in the upcoming fall.
- Applicants must currently have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
A completed application for this scholarship will include the following elements:
- A current resume with updated contact and education information.
- An official or unofficial transcript from your current or most recent academic institution.
- A 750-1,000 word essay on the scholarship topic below:
Discuss how being an immigrant or the child of immigrants has shaped who you are today and what hardships you have had to overcome as a result of being an immigrant or the child of an immigrant in this country.
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