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Hamline student awarded Phillips Scholarship

The Minnesota Private College Council awarded Hamline University student Fadhimah Mohamed '25, physics, with a Phillips Scholarship this month. Each spring, the MPCC awards the scholarships to ten students from 15 eligible Minnesota private colleges and universities.

“Receiving this scholarship is an incredible opportunity for me to pursue my passion for providing equitable STEM education,” Mohamed said. “I am deeply appreciative of this recognition and feel encouraged to continue working towards my goals.”

The one-year scholarship program provides students with a $5,000 college scholarship, a $4,000 summer 2024 stipend, a $500 supply stipend and a series of training and engagement sessions. Students are free to use their summer funds to pursue a project that meets real needs.

Mohamed is in the early stages of refining her summer 2024 project proposal, which will focus on helping underprivileged students in Minnesota gain access to STEM educational resources. 

“I was inspired to choose this idea because I believe that STEM education can be a pathway to greater opportunities and success for young people,” Mohamed said. “To achieve this goal, the project focuses on connecting students to mentors in STEM fields, providing extracurricular STEM activities and offering tutoring for standardized testing to aid students in their college applications. Additionally, I plan to collaborate with STEM-led organizations in Minneapolis to expand the reach of this initiative.”