Griffith donor and philanthropist Dr Soheil Abedian DUniv was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University at a Gold Coast graduation ceremony last week.
Dr Soheil Abedian is a pioneer and not just in the prestige property industry. The Iranian-born developer has now been recognised as a leader in philanthropy and higher education.
Griffith Futures Scholarships recipients Bec Silman and Angus Burkitt remain inspired and humbled by the act of generosity that changed their lives. One year on from when Dr Soheil Abedian and his wife Anne, changed the two students lives they remain grateful for being able to pursue opportunities that once seemed out of their reach due to circumstances beyond their control.
The newly established Abedian Foundation Griffith Futures Scholarships will support 180 Gold Coast students over the next three years. However, an extraordinary act of generosity has changed the lives of two students in particular.