When ASU graduate Maisoon received a coveted
Fulbright Scholarship, she did
something unexpected and remarkable
with her award: She gave part of it to
the ASU Sun Devil Family Association,
an organization she credits with
providing so much support through
college that it helped make her the
person she is.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today
without them,” Maisoon says.
“They saw potential in me when I
didn’t see it myself.”
Where she is today is Dhaka, Bangladesh, serving as an
English Fulbright Teaching Assistant at East West University.
But a few years ago, Maisoon says, she was an undecided
ASU freshman struggling to choose a course of study.
When she received a scholarship from the Sun Devil Family
Association, she discovered that it came with more than just
funding. It came with a host of ASU parents who were there to
encourage and support her.
"I wouldn’t be where I am today without [the SDFA]. They saw potential in me when I didn't see it myself."Maisoon
“If I ever needed anything, I would call them,” she remembers.
“They would suggest resources or tell me where I could find
tutoring. They mostly became my friends.”
But even when she is in Bangladesh, she never forgets ASU
and her family here. “I hope my kids will go here,” she says,
laughing. “I’m a Sun Devil forever. That’s not something that
leaves your heart.”
Her advice to incoming Sun Devils: Avail yourself of the
SDFA, explore your options and take advantage of support
services. “Always remember your family is right on University
and College. They’re right down the street for you with
Want to join Maisoon in supporting students? Support the Sun Devil Family Association Scholarship Fund today!