Faridah is the Arabic word for unique and exceptional. Dr. Faridah Awang learned that early in life from her grandmother, who raised her, her older brother, and a cousin in a rural community on the southeastern tip of Malaysia. Living up to her name became a personal quest, and the key to achieving it was education.
She came from a poor family in rural Malaysia that often struggled to put food on the table.
Her parents divorced when she was 2, and she was raised by a grandmother who had no formal education.
The Faridah Awang Scholars Program proudly supports merit- and need-based scholars. Scholars are recognized for their capacity to excel, lead, and serve, as well as their commitment to make a significant impact on their communities and countries.
This section includes scholarship online applications for high school, undergraduate, and graduate scholarships awarded each year by the Faridah Awang Scholars Program.
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Dr. Faridah Awang has over 32 years’ international experience of business, technology, and higher education fields. She earned a Ph.D. in Workforce Education Program Leadership and Administrative Training from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, USA.
Dr. Marcia A. Anderson is a professor emerita at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC). She has taught undergraduate and graduate professional teacher education and business education classes since joining the SIUC faculty in 1975.
Hafiz spent much of his adolescent years in southern Illinois and central Kentucky. Graduating near the top of his high school class, Hafiz decided to attend the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY, on a full academic scholarship majoring in Pre-Medicine and minoring in Communications.
The FAScholars, Inc. officially began accepting applications for the 2021 merit- and need-based scholarships through Monday, February 1, 2021.
We are pleased to award these scholarships to the following students, to support their pursuit of education and exploration of career paths. This prestigious group of young leaders shares a unified goal of making a positive impact in the greater community and world.
“An education is something no one can take from you, and you never know what the future holds.”
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