Saeeda Peermahomed Award
What is the Saeeda Peermahomed Award?
The Saeeda Peermahomed Award is made possible by the Peermahomed Family and is given in memory of Saeeda Peermahomed. Saeeda was a University of Georgia student from India who was studying to obtain a Masters degree in journalism when she was killed in a tragic automobile accident in North Georgia in 1979. Saeeda was an outstanding international student who was active in international student organizations and promoted cross-cultural exchange. This award is given in Saeeda’s memory to honor the goals of inter-cultural exchange for which she stood.
The annual award is given to an international student in recognition of outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service in the field of international education. Recipients should be undergraduate or graduate international students at the University of Georgia and should have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. The selection of the award recipient is made annually in the spring semester.
The selection committee seeks to identify international students that have been actively involved in international programs and/or activities on campus. All members of the committee vote to select the award recipient. Information concerning the selection committee for this award is available upon request by contacting the DIrector of International Student Life.
The international student recipient will receive an award plaque and an check for $1,000.
Qualifications for Nomination
International students who are currently enrolled at the University of Georgia with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and who are in good standing with the institution are eligible for this award. Additionally, the selection committee seeks to identify international students that have been actively involved in international programs and/or activities on campus while maintaining their academic status. The recipient will be selected based upon outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service in the field of international education.
All applicants must submit the following:
- A current resume
- A personal statement written by the applicant, which describes how they have fulfilled the three selection criteria for the award: scholarship, leadership, and service in the field of international education. The personal statement should contain the applicant’s UGA student ID (81x) number in the upper right hand corner of the first page. Personal statements must be no longer than 750 words.
- A letter of support from a current UGA faculty/staff member.
No additional application materials will be considered by the Selection Committee.
Application Scoring Criteria and Weights
Category 1 25%
Academic achievement and success
Category 2 25%
Campus involvement depth and breadth
Category 3 40%
Contribution to internationalizing the UGA campus
Category 4 10%
Overall professionalism and quality of personal statement (application materials)