November 12, 2013
Adiba Jurayeva, a third-year law student at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, recently was awarded the Michael D. Ryan Diversity Scholarship at the 2013 Maricopa County Bar Annual Meeting and Hall of Fame Induction.
Jurayeva, who was born and raised in the Republic of Tajikistan, completed her first two years of college in her homeland, where she received the highest possible score on the national entrance exam and was granted a full-ride scholarship to the highest-ranked university in the country.
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Due to her outstanding performance, she was able to transfer to Chatham University in Pittsburgh, where she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship and completed her bachelor's degree.
When Jurayeva moved to Phoenix with her husband and son, she began studying law at the Phoenix School of Law, where she was ranked in the top 10 percent of her class before transferring to ASU for her second year.
During her time at the College of Law, Jurayeva’s performance in extra-curricular activities included winning first place at ASU's premier moot court event for individual students.