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Undergraduate Student Receives Anthony and Antoinette T. Scholarship Award

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December 15, 2020

Afrah Howlader, a senior undergraduate public health student and member of the Honors Program at the Dornsife School of Public Health, was awarded the Anthony and Antoinette T. Scholarship Award through Student Life at Drexel University on December 3, 2020.

This award is presented each year to a junior or senior student enrolled in any Drexel college or school, with preference and consideration for those who demonstrate a high commitment to academics while being actively involved with on-campus activities at the University.

Howlader is honored to receive this award recognizing both her academic achievement and engagement in student life. “Both have been extremely valuable to my holistic college experience, as I’ve learned how to properly manage my time with classes, organizations, and student employment,” she said. “I am especially grateful for the scholarship because it provides my family with some relief in times of financial stress and uncertainty.”

During the digital award ceremony on December 3, 2020, Student Life staff members at Drexel noted Howlader’s dedication to public health coursework, demonstrating her strengths in natural and social sciences, mathematics, languages, and humanities. They also applauded her commitment to academics which includes careful study of how the pursuit of science can be used to protect the vulnerable and make the world a better place in which to live and work.

In addition to receiving this recognition, Howlader was selected as a U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar in early 2020. She is currently a Drexel Community Scholar serving at HIAS Pennsylvania, a Senior Class Representative in the Undergraduate Student Government Association, and a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. In 2018, she was a Dornsife Global Development Scholar and worked in Eswatini.

In the future, Howlader plans to pursue a graduate program.