Meredith’s 2009 Alumnae Legacy Scholars Announced

Two students have been selected to receive Meredith College’s top academic award, the Alumnae Legacy Scholarship. Amy Hruby, of Sanford, N.C., and Zeenat Razvi, of Karachi, Pakistan, are the 2009 recipients of the Alumnae Legacy Scholarship, Meredith’s only full, four-year, merit based scholarship.

The recipients of this full scholarship are selected based on merit, including superior standardized test scores, academic achievement, demonstrated high school and community leadership ability, and strong communication skills.

Hruby is a senior at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. She is the daughter of Daniel and Barb Hruby, of Sanford, N.C.

Hruby plans to study English at Meredith. She has served as editor of her school’s literary magazine in addition to being active in dance, theater, Students Educating Peers and Promoting Excellence (STEPPE) and the peer college counseling program at the NC School of Science and Mathematics.

Razvi will graduate from Karachi Grammar School this June. She is the daughter of Syed Anwer Razvi and Naheed Yasmeen, of Karachi, Pakistan.

Razvi’s academic interests are engineering and mathematics. She has been a participant and coach of her school’s Scrabble Club and has competed in contests sponsored by the Pakistan Scrabble Association. Razvi volunteered at Duke University Medical Center in the summer of 2008. In addition, she has studied textile design and volunteered as an English teacher with Behbud Association, a Pakistani non-governmental organization (NGO).

Established and funded by Meredith College alumnae, the Alumnae Legacy Scholarship is designed to attract students excelling in academic achievement, service and leadership at the state, national and international levels. This prestigious scholarship is the highest honor available to an entering freshman at Meredith, with a total estimated value to the student of $135,000 over her college career. Additional benefits of the Alumnae Legacy Scholarship include international study, leadership training, enrichment programs and mentoring.

The Alumnae Legacy Scholarship is named in honor of the Meredith College alumnae who have led the fundraising effort to create Meredith’s first full scholarship. This project began as a major gift priority at Meredith in 2001, and $5.5 million has been raised for the effort to date. One of the purposes of the scholarship program is to increase the college’s ability to attract a diverse group of talented leaders.

Date Submitted: 2009-05-21

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