From Quetta, Pakistan, Sana’s family sought asylum in the U.S. in 2013 after a deadly suicide bomb attack ravaged her community two years prior. Although acclimating to her new life presented a multitude of challenges, she felt empowered by the opportunity to continue her education.
In the spring of 2014, Sana enrolled at Lehman College to pursue her degree in biochemistry. Yet, commuting four hours every day to attend classes and working full-time to cover the cost tuition, books and transportation left both a physical and emotional strain. Her scholarship from St. George’s Society lifted her financial burden and allowed Sana to refocus her efforts on completing her degree and achieving her dream of being a cardiac surgeon.
Since the Scholarship Program began in 2008, St. George's Society has awarded 249 scholarships totaling over $720,000 and in 2013 the Society became Lehman College’s largest benefactor.