2011 Scholars

Rami George Ghanayem

Rami George Ghanayem

Cougar Community UH Tier One Scholarship Endowment

Classification: Junior
Graduation Year: 2015
College: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Major: Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences
Minor: Medicine and Society
High School: Spring High School
Hometown: Schiller Park, IL

About Me

Simply, I'm not your average studious student. I know what I want out of my life, and I'm willing to put the time and effort.  I'm very disciplined, hard working, and intelligent. I have never been one to settle for the standard. On the contrary, I've always been one to want to go above and beyond. Truthfully, I have a passion for success.

My family has played a role in my success. My parent's comfort and inspirational words have helped motivate me through the bleakest of times. Being the oldest sibling out of four, I have always felt it to be my responsibility to work hard, do well in school, and be an example to my siblings. Through the good and the not so good, my family has always been at my side cheering me on.

Due to all my hard work, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spring High School- being ranked number six. However, my greatest achievement yet has been the Tier One Scholarship. I am currently a proud Cougar attending the University of Houston as a Biochemistry major. With the help of the resources offered at the University of Houston I intend on graduating and going to medical school where I can further my studies and accomplish my goal of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon.

Campus and Community Involvement

Currently, I am not in any organizations­­ - yet. However, I am a member of the Honors College. In addition, I am a strong proponent of volunteering. In my senior year of high school, I became a devoted PALs member (life changing experience.) In this organization, I got the opportunity to mentor at- risk elementary school students, spend time with life skills students, and help coordinate blood drives at my high school. In addition, I was a member of my high schools National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Science Olympiad.

Awards and Honors

I graduated Spring High School as Magna Cum Laude. I was ranked 6th out of a class of about eight hundred students. In addition, I am a recipient of the Houston Endowment Scholarship.

Study Abroad

If I decide to study abroad, I would be interested in studying abroad to Spain to help improve my Spanish by directly exposing myself to the language and the culture.

Future Endeavors

I plan on graduating from the University of Houston, from where I intend to go to medical school to further my studies and become a cardiovascular surgeon.