Abinta was a student of the Oxford College at the Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and USA. She was well known for her brilliant academic pursuits. She achieved 3.98 CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) in her freshman year. Because of her brilliant result, the scope of receiving a scholarship emerged. But Abinta refused to apply for it, because she believed that the scholarship should go to someone who did not have the means to afford it. Abinta was awarded the prestigious Phi Eta Sigma honour certificate for her CGPA score on 19h March, 2016. Phi Eta Sigma is a national honour society for first year students at Emory University in acknowledgement of outstanding scholastic achievements and award academic excellence.
To honour her wish to support talented students who needs financial assistance and to make her mark ceaseless, Ms Ruba Ahmed - Abinta’s mother and the Secretary General of the Foundation, introduced a life-long scholarship for deserving students (at least two years’ affiliation with the Oxford College) from Bangladesh or in absence of a student (same criteria) from Bangladesh talented students from South East Asia will be given preference. The endowment fund will cover the tuition, accommodation and any other relevant expenses.
In 2017, Mr Mohammed Hussein Syed, a brilliant academic from Hyderabad, India has been granted the scholarship.
Ved UdareI am writing to thank you for your generous Abinta Kabir Scholarship. I am honored and appreciative that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship. I am inspired by the foundation you have established and will keep your daughter in my prayers. A little bit about me: I am from New Jersey and I am currently a sophomore at Emory. I am a Bachelor of Business Administration student who is graduating from Oxford this fall. I have loved my short time at Oxford and met amazing people that I am thankful to call my friends. I am looking forward to continuing my education at the Atlanta campus. By awarding me the Abinta Kabir Scholarship, you are aiding me through my college journey and helping me focus on my education. I cannot thank you enough. Your generosity has inspired...
- Ved Udare
Simran HussainMy name is Simran Hussain, and I am currently a second-year student at Oxford College of Emory University majoring in business. My childhood was vibrant and exciting, but different from most. I grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh and attended an international school where I learned about cultures that were both different and similar to my own. During a school fieldtrip to a village in the third grade, I saw firsthand the extreme gendered disparity in the education system that existed due to the communal mindset that it was more valuable to send boys to school. This planted a seed in my mind, and I slowly became passionate about the inequalities women face in society. Just before sixth grade, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and yet I still wondered about the gender gap in the Bangladeshi education system. After high school,...
- Simran Hussain
Rehnuma RahinThis is Rehnuma Rahin. I am 17 years old. I live in Bashundhara Residential Area, Dhaka. Currently, I am taking the IB Diploma at AISD, and while I am somewhat undecided about what exactly I will be studying in college, I am hoping to pursue to a major in either Economics or English Literature, though I am quite certain my choices for a major may change slightly as I approach my graduation, given I will be able to ponder over this a little longer and come up with a concrete plan for college. My father and I had simultaneously stumbled across the announcement for this scholarship on the Daily Star, around the end of December 2018. To say the scholarship has helped me receive an education much, much diverse than I had dreamt of, would be an understatement. It is...
- Rehnuma Rahin
Disha SrivastavaDear Ms. Ruba Ahmed, Thank you so much for the Abinta Kabir Scholarship. This scholarship has made me choose Oxford as it made Emory affordable for my family. Oxford’s learning environment is something that really made me to come here and it was this scholarship that really made this come true. I am a freshman and currently majoring in psychology along with completing pre-med requirements. I hope to become a psychiatrist in the future and through this scholarship am able to get the education I need through Oxford College of Emory University. The basis of the scholarship really inspired me and made me think of me how I can make an impact on my community. The education that I am getting at Oxford will help me to make that impact. Once again, thank you so much for the scholarship. Sincerely,...
- Disha Srivastava
Mohammed Hussein SyedAbinta Kabir Endowed Fellowships supports students at Oxford College with preference to students who are residents of South Asia or have a demonstrated knowledge of Bangladesh history and culture. The scholarship was established in memory of Abinta. Abinta was an Oxford sophomore – an outstanding student, a humanitarian and a leader. Abinta exemplified the true meaning of kindness and unity and served as a role model to aspiring leaders and scholars, dedicating countless hours to the Student Activities Committee, leading and serving the Oxford community (Emory official website). The Abinta Kabir Foundation set up the scholarship for students from Bangladesh and neighbouring south Asian countries to attend Oxford College. The Abinta Kabir scholarship was awarded to Mohammed Hussein Syed, a 20-year old student from Hyderabad, India. He went to Druid Hills High School (right next to Emory College in Decatur)...
- Mohammed Hussein Syed