Applications are once again open for a $1,000 scholarship at the University of Georgia enacted in the name of an Indian student who died in a tragic accident during her time there in 1979.
The Saeeda Peermahomed Award each spring goes to a foreign student with a grade point average of 3.5 or above who contribute to academic excellence and the international education community through leadership and service.
The award was endowed by Ms. Peermahomed’s family after she was killed in a car accident in North Georgia almost four decades ago while she was studying for a master’s degree in journalism.
It prioritizes students who are active in international organizations and promote cross-cultural exchange.
“This award is given in Saeeda’s memory to honor the goals of inter-cultural exchange for which she stood,” according to a news release about the award.
Interested students can apply here with a statement of interest, a resume and their student identification numbers.