Hasher Nisar was awarded the Nordstrom Scholarship during a surprise announcement during his AP Biology class at Cheshire High School in Connecticut. He was selected as one of 80 students in the country to receive $10,000. Applications were reviewed by regional committees, comprising of local community leaders. Applicants had to make it through a semi-finalist and finalist round. Applicants who made it to the finalist round were interviewed in person. The scholarship is paid out to the student in equal installments of $2,500 over four years to the applicant’s college of choice.