University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) students Mallick Hossain, a senior from Gadsden, and Raam Venkatesh, a senior from Augusta, Ga., were awarded two of the 23 national scholarships given annually by Alpha Lamba Delta (ALD).
Hossain, a 2011 Goldwater Scholar and Rhodes Scholar finalist, won the Mariah Leonard Award of $7,500. It is the top graduate fellowship ALD offers. He is UAB’s third Leonard Award winner in the last six years.
Hossain, a math and philosophy double major scheduled to graduate in May 2013, was a member of UAB’s national champion bioethics team and Mr. UAB 2011.
Venkatesh is a psychology major scheduled to graduate in May 2013.