In addition, Janice McNair, a Carroll School of Management junior, was presented with the second annual Computer Science Corp. Scholarship at the event.
Jamal, who is studying finance in CSOM and is in the top 5 percent of his class, plans to pursue a career in actuarial science after graduation. He is a member of the Jenks Leadership Program, the treasurer of Presenting Africa to You and one of the co-founders of the Islamic Society. A resident of the newly-formed Social Justice Floor in Ignacio Hall, he is an active member of his mosque's youth development and education committees and was a coordinator of the math curriculum for Project 2000.
The MLK Scholarship will pay 75 percent of his senior-year tuition.
McNair's award includes a $1,500 scholarship which honors a student majoring in a computer-related discipline who has attained a grade point average of 3.0 or better and has demonstrated leadership in the University community.
McNair is the treasurer of the Black Student Forum, the University Academic Council representative for the Undergraduate Government of Boston College and a member of the Finance Academy. She has been a representative for the Residence Hall Association and has worked for the Student Admissions Program, visiting high schools and interviewing prospective students. McNair volunteered at the Boston women's shelter Rosie's Place through the PULSE program, and is a participant in Inroads, a nationwide program that matches students with companies offering paid internships.
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