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星期五, 10月 28, 2016

Former NAAAP Boston Scholarship Recipient Fatima Mahmud Gives Back

Former NAAAP Boston Scholarship Recipient Fatima Mahmud Gives Back 

BOSTON, MA – NAAAP Boston’s Future Leaders Scholarship fund has received a $1,400 donation from Fatima Mahmud, AACP. A former recipient of the scholarship, Fatima hopes to give back to the community and to help make the opportunities that were awarded to her available to others.

The annual Future Leaders Scholarship, first established in 1987, recognizes and celebrates outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate leadership qualities, community service, and high academic achievement in the greater Boston area. After receiving the scholarship in 2001, Fatima went on to attend Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA where she majored in political science. Fatima is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh but immigrated to Cambridge, MA with her parents. Fatima grew up watching her parents help new immigrant arrivals just as they had been helped when they first immigrated here. She credits her upbringing, religion, and cultural heritage for instilling in her the importance of giving back.

Fatima believes that the benefits of the scholarship extend beyond monetary value. “I was thrilled by the financial help as my family was struggling with the rising cost of college,” she had said upon receiving the scholarship. She also added that she “appreciated being connected to a community of professional Asian-Americans.” When Fatima moved to Maryland for work, she was able to quickly build her network by reaching out to the NAAAP community, the community she became a part of in Boston because of the scholarship. 

Personally and professionally, Fatima believes in the importance of both having, and helping create, a community in which its members support and help one another. She currently works as an Enforcement Paralegal for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in Washington, empowering consumers to take control of their economic lives. Her generous donation will not only help to recognize aspiring Asian-American leaders and introduce them to the NAAAP community, but also encourage future recipients to give back and help others as well. 

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The Boston Chapter of NAAAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to cultivating, supporting and promoting Asian-American leaders through professional development programs, community services engagements, and diverse industry connections. NAAAP Boston was founded in 1986 and is the largest of the 26 chapters and associate chapters in North America.