Shabnam has received a number of awards and recognitions for her academic, leadership, and community service work:

  • Congressional Award Gold Medal
  • Maryland Medallion Society
  • Boren Scholarship Recipient
  • UMCP Homecoming Court
  • Adele Circle of Women Leadership Award Nominee
  • Governor O’Malley’s Citation for Outstanding Service 2012
  • Nominee for Maryland’s “20 Under 20 Awards”
  • Semi-finalist for the Global Health Corps
  • Outstanding Student Award: University of Maryland Letters & Sciences
  • Recipient of Betty Beckley Award two years in a row: UMD Letters & Sciences
  • Recipient of County Councils Leadership Scholarship
  • Recipient of PGCPS Superintendent Scholarship
  • Prince George’s County Scholar of the Week
  • AP Scholar with Distinction (taken 10 AP courses and received 4s and 5s on 80% of the exams)
  • National Critical Language Scholarship Recipient-Persian Language
  • Young People For Fellowship Recipient
  • Berkeley-Urdu Language Program (BULPIP) Recipient