Broward College May 2012 graduate Sahar Z. Naqvi, of Davie, has been named a recipient of the Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation. The Pearson Fellowship for Social Innovation is an international program that supports promising social service projects created by a network of youth leaders.
The fellowship program awards recipients $10,000 over two years.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me,” Naqvi said. “I come from a middle-class background and having been named a Pearson Fellow will allow me to complete my PhD and dedicate time to causes that are near and dear to my heart.”
While at Broward College, Naqvi was as busy outside the classroom as she was inside it. She was a member of the Central Campus College Ambassadors, the Robert “Bob” Elmore Honors Institute, Phi Theta Kappa scholastic honorary, the Competitive Edge Leadership Program and also served on the Town of Davie’s Green Energy and Environmental Committee.
Before graduation, she was named a Coca-Cola Community College Bronze Scholar and a member of the 2012 All-Florida Academic Team. Naqvi begins classes at Florida International University in August. She will pursue a double major in international relations and religion.
Naqvi is the second Broward College student in two years to receive recognition from the Pearson Foundation. In 2011, Onaje LaMont was named a recipient of the Pearson Prize for Higher Education. LaMont is a student in Georgia Tech’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering program.