UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Summer 2013
BAFTX Commits $45,000 for NSM Scholarships

Five Students Selected for 2013 Awards

The British American Foundation of Texas (BAFTX) committed $45,000 over the next three years for five, $3,000 scholarships per year to undergraduate students in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. This is the sixth year BAFTX has supported scholarships at the University of Houston.

Five NSM students received awards at the 6th Annual Awards Ceremony on May 8 at the Federal Reserve Building.

Mark Miller, a computer science major, said the scholarship will help him attain his goal to develop applications for mobile platforms such as Android. “When I write code, I feel as though the keyboard is my paint brush and the console is my canvas. This scholarship will help me be a stronger, positive asset in my college community,” Miller said.

Nora Yousef, whose ultimate goal is to become a physician, is grateful for her scholarship because it helps cover her non-resident tuition. After she completes her biochemistry degree at UH and finishes medical school, she hopes to join Doctors without Borders, an international humanitarian organization that provides medical care to more than 60 countries.

Other NSM students receiving the scholarships are biochemistry majors, Gabriel Darby, Mufaddal Jafferjee, and Muhammad Siddiqui.

BAFTX was established by the British American Business Council to provide financial assistance and educational opportunities to academically-gifted students in the United Kingdom and the United States who otherwise might not be able to pursue their education due to financial constraints. Scholarships focus on the fields of science, technology and international business.

- Janis Parsley and Kathy Major, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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