Each year, the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System recognizes one outstanding student from a TSUS member institution with the Regents' Scholar Award. Regents' Scholars are selected by the chancellor based on their outstanding academic achievement and scholarship, leadership abilities, and contributions to the institution and their community. In addition to a framed resolution and medallion, the Regents' Scholar receives a $2,500 scholarship. Regents' Scholars are recognized at the Board of Regents meeting each November.
Ms. Ahmed graduated from Sam Houston State University with a 4.0 grade point average, earning degrees in economics, mathematics, and international business. In addition to being named to the Dean's List and President's Honor Roll each semester, she has received numerous scholarships and awards including the William B. Green International Business Scholarship. She also participated in a wide range of student and community organizations and served as tutor and note-taker for visually impaired students.