2014 Tailwind Scholarship Recipients
We recognize and congratulate these bright young Muslim students.
Name Junaid Akbar
School Hunter College
Major Political Science, International Relations, Human Rights
“I am currently a junior in Hunter College studying Political Science, International relations and Human Rights. In addition to studying these three fields I am also learning the Arabic language and represent the student body at Hunter by serving as a sophomore senator. Schoolwork, extracurricular activities and learning another language occupies a lot of my time. Though these opportunities help me better myself, previously I had to choose between working to support myself financially or focusing on my education and building my skills. That changed when I was awarded this scholarship. It allowed me not only to focus on school but taught me the importance of community building and introduced me to mentors that have played a key part in my life.”