Nargis E. Ragab Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,500
Awards Available: 1

The attorneys at Hacking Law Practice LLC are devoted to fighting for the rights of Immigrants and their families. Immigration cases in the United States can be a long and drawn out process but we strive to provide information and resources that will help alleviate the stress along the way. When someone is facing an immigration issue in this country, it can have serious effects on many different aspects of their life. However, it can also create wonderful success stories. We are proud to introduce The Nargis E. Ragab Scholarship for First Generation Immigrants and the Children of 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.

We aim to spread awareness about the very serious immigration issues within the United States. By creating this scholarship and providing students with an opportunity to share their stories, these immigration success stories will serve as a beacon of hope for others. One student will be selected to receive this $1,500 scholarship award.

Scholarship Eligibility

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:

A) Applicants must be currently enrolled in a 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.

B) Applicants must currently have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship Application

A completed application for this scholarship will include the following elements:

A) A current resume with updated contact and education information.

B) An official or unofficial transcript from your current or most recent academic institution.

C) 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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