Our Stories: Fawziyah, Scholar (2017)

Fawziyah is an immigrant from Nigeria, who, upon finding out that her high school did not offer any computer science courses, taught herself to code through Girls Who Code, and then founded a computer science club to help teach other students.

The salutatorian of her high school class, with a 3.9 GPA, she will study computer science at Prince George’s Community College and hopes to become a professor of computer science. Fawziyah is our 2017 Mike Seltz and Gillie Campbell Scholar.