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Kopfler & Hermann Overcoming Adversity Scholarship Winners

At Kopfler & Hermann our firm believes in the importance of persistence and determination even in the face of supposedly insurmountable odds. To support this belief our firm has established the Overcoming Adversity Scholarship to reward one student annually who we believe best exemplifies a commitment to overcoming adversity.

The following are the list of winners:

2018 Winner: Ahmad Yama Amin

Ahmad is currently a sophomore in the Honors College at George Mason University where he is dually studying computer science and statistics. His parents are from Afghanistan, however, he was born and raised in America, so he considers himself to have grown up in the midst of two very different cultures. Within Ahmad’s fields of study, he likes to be active in student clubs and events such as hackathons or coding clubs. Aside from that, he’d also like to explore and tackle many new things in life, whether it is traveling, bungee jumping, partaking in triathlons, or playing guitar.

In His Own Words: “I am writing this message as gratitude for the generous Overcoming Adversity Scholarship I received from the Kopfler & Hermannn Attorneys scholarship committee. I am very honored and appreciative to have been selected out of a large applicant pool as one to receive this much helpful financial aid.

After having applied for the scholarship earlier in the fall, it completely went past my mind when I checked my voicemail to see I got a voice message from an Attorney’s office, Kopfler & Hermann to be exact. At first, I was confused and worried that there must’ve been a mix-up: “why is an attorneys office calling me”. Surely though, as I kept listening to the message, my confusion faded and my excitement and gratitude spiraled. This all happened during a 5-minute break during one of my classes, so I had to quickly contain the excitement and go back to class before I could share the news with my family.

It is that excitement and feeling I felt this past week that makes me want to express the importance of the benevolent donations back to the community by firms such as Kopfler & Hermannn Attorneys. Scholarships like these truly do make a difference in the lives of college students such as myself. This can be said independent of the monetary reward, because it is a reward in itself to know that someone, some group of people, or even some firm has listened to my story, respected my challenges, and is invested in my future; a person or committee I haven’t even met personally. And for that, I would like to once again personally thank everyone who listened to my story and has faith in myself, my goals, and future.

With this generous donation, I am continuing my education on a good note; a continued reminder of hope that there are good, warmhearted, and sympathetic people in this world. I have high hopes that the Attorneys at Kopfler & Hermannn  will continue their outstanding contributions to the community, as it truly does make a difference.”