Karim Farishta awarded Truman Scholarship | The George Washington University

Karim Farishta awarded Truman Scholarship | The George Washington UniversityMay 06, 2016 By Tamara Jones

From the time he was a small boy in his native Sugar Land, Tex., Karim Farishta’s immigrant parents imbued him with a sense of public service, taking him to charity walks and poverty-awareness events. Senior citizens with no family of their own became his adopted grandparents. His brother signed up for Teach For America. His mother devoted herself to helping disabled kids.

We are who we are because others helped us, his parents often reminded him.

The lesson took.

The International Affairs major with a concentration in conflict resolution at the GW Elliott School of International Affairs was one of 54 students nationwide awarded the prestigious Truman Scholarship recognizing college juniors “as future change agents.”

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  1. Once again Karim, congratulations for receiving this scholarship and i pray you will achieve everything you want
    of which i am sure, since i have been reading about your progress. You will go very far in future. May Allah Bless you.


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