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Maple Grove Man Named Bush Foundation Award Winner

Maple Grove resident Dr. Tamim Saidi has been selected as a 2018 Bush Fellows. The award is given by the Bush Foundation to 24 winners who are “driven to improve their communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography”.

The Bush Fellowship provides Fellows with up to $100,000 over 12 to 24 months to pursue learning experiences that help them develop leadership skills and attributes.

According to a release by the Bush Foundation, Dr. Saidi is a refugee from Afghanistan, who earned a doctorate in pharmacy after arriving in Minnesota, is an activist with a passion for building trust and connections between Muslin Minnesotans and the wider community.

With his Bush Fellowship, he will pursue double master’s degrees in Islamic studies and leadership.

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