Amina Bouayad

University of Denver
Class of 2019

  • Amina’s family of 8 lives in a house they built themselves through Habitat for Humanity.
  • She relentlessly pursued admission to the Denver School of Science and Technology, applying each year for 4 years; her principal said it was the only instance of a student advocating on her own behalf, rather than a parent, for admittance to the prestigious school.
  • Although she attended 12 different schools in four states, as a senior she was co-editor-in-chief of her yearbook and co-captain of her volleyball team.
  • Amina plans to establish an outreach program to help Muslim girls develop leadership skills and empower them to create change in their communities through service projects.