Zaynab Siddiqui

Universal Academy of Florida Tampa, FL

Zaynab 2020 Scholarship Winner

Zaynab is a graduate of the Universal Academy of Florida and will attend the University of South Florida to study Architecture this fall. She volunteers at United Way Suncoast Reading Pals.

In five years, Zaynab hopes to see herself further her education by going to graduate school.

“Life is a sculpture that you cast as you make mistakes and learn from them” – Kim Namjoon

What the Empowering Greatness Scholarship Means to Zaynab

“Count your blessings”. We are going through a very tough time right now. A lot is going on in the world and here at home in the US. It is easy to feel frustrated and upset, and it is valid. But it is important to count our blessings. I am so thankful and blessed to have received this scholarship, for me it is a ray of sunshine and a door to new opportunities and beginnings. I am extremely grateful to the Farah and Farah team and so blessed to have supportive family and friends who are always cheering me on!


  • Universal Academy of Florida
  • Attending the University of South Florida


  • HOC (humanitarian outreach committee) and Booster Club


  • Various forms of art: drawing, sculpting, and fashion design
  • Trying out new cooking and baking recipes
  • Reading
  • Longboarding
  • Hanging out with friends
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