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MAX was established with the founding charter to recognize the excellent professional, educational and charitable achievements of Muslims in Canada.

We aim to recognize, reward, celebrate & motivate high achievement, along with positive and productive contributions to society by Muslims in Canada.

Celebrating Excellence Among Canadian Muslims

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11 Awards: Endless Gratitude

MAX uses a robust nomination and application process to select its award recipients.
The deadline to nominate is April 15, 2018. Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the 3rd Annual MAX Gala.
Nominate anyone for the following awards. If you have any questions please contact us at awards@maxgala.com.

The objective of the six MAX Awards is to recognize Muslims who have demonstrated significant achievement, leadership, and commitment to serving their community.

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Publicly Nominated Awards

Artist of the Year

Presented by: TBA

Artist of the Year

Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated significant achievement within the creative arts.

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Charity of the Year

Presented by: IRC

Charity of the Year

Recognize a Muslim run charity or not-for-profit organization that has demonstrated excellence in program design, service delivery and impact to their community.

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Community Excellence Award

Presented by: TBA

Community Excellence Award

Recognize an individual that has demonstrated significant service to the Muslim Community and to Canada.

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Entrepreneur of Year

Presented by: Abrahams LLP

Entrepreneur of Year

Recognize an inspirational Muslim Entrepreneur who has had a significant and positive impact on the community through their business leadership.

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Friends of the Community

Presented by: TBA

Friends of the Community

Recognizes non-Muslim individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the Canadian Muslim community.

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Woman of the Year Award

Presented by: TBA

Woman of the Year Award

Recognize a woman who has demonstrated significant achievement, leadership, and commitment to serving her community.

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Short Video of the Year Award

Presented by: TBA

Short Video of the Year Award

Create a short video with the theme of Social Change for a chance to win!

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MAX Advisory Board Nominated Awards

Business Leader of the Year

Presented by: KPMG

Business Leader of the Year

Recognizes an inspirational Muslim business leader who has had a significant and positive impact in business and community initiatives.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented by: TBA

Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognizes an individual every year with a MAX Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding professional achievement, service and dedication to the Muslim community and Canada.

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Platinum Excellence Award

Presented by: TBA

Platinum Excellence Award

Recognizes a Muslim who has demonstrated significant achievement, leadership, and made a positive impact in their community.

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Professional Excellence Award

Presented by: TBA

Professional Excellence Award

Recognizes an inspirational Muslim who has demonstrated significant achievement in a professional domain along with consistent contribution to their community. Eligible candidates can include professional athletes and people of creative arts.

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MAX Scholarships

The objective of the MAX Scholarships is to recognize and reward high school and college or university students who have excelled in academics and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and or community.

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High School Students

Ike Ahmed University Entrance Scholarship

$10,000 - Application Open For 2018!

To recognize and reward an outstanding student who follows Dr. Ahmed’s tradition of excelling in academics, and combines this achievement with exceptional contributions to their school and/or community.

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HudHud Scholarship for Somali-Canadian Youth

$2,500 (2 Scholarships) - Application Open For 2018!

This scholarship will be awarded to an individual in high school who displays an outstanding role in academics, character, community, and is of Somali-descent.

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Deep Roots Leadership Scholarship

$2,500 (2 Scholarships) - Application Open For 2018!

Andalucian Routes will award a Deep Routes Leadership scholarship to a student aged 14 – 19 (as of Sept. 2018) who has demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, business, religion, or ethics.

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Mohamed Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

$2,500 (2 Scholarships) - Application Open For 2018!

To recognize  students pursuing a post secondary education in engineering, and have excelled in academics and outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

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Mohamad and Hanan Fakih All Star Scholarship

$2,500 (3 Scholarships) - Application Open For 2018!

To recognize and reward students who have excelled in academics and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

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Walied and Deena Soliman All Star Scholarship

$2,500 (2 Scholarships) - Application Open For 2018!

To recognize and reward students who have excelled in academics and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

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Walied and Deena Soliman All Star for Learning Disabilities

$2,500 - Application Open For 2018!

To recognize and reward students who have demonstrated perseverance in the face of a learning disability enabling them to do well in their academics while contributing to their school and/or community.

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Musharaf Anwar RBC Wealth Management

$2,500 - Application Open for 2018!

To recognize students who have shown significant improvement in academics and combined this achievement with contributions to their school and/or community, while working to overcome a significant life event or financial hardship.

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Zaidi Family High School All Star Achievement

$2,500 - Application Open For 2018!

To recognize and reward students who have excelled in academics and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community, while working to overcome a significant life event or financial hardship.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Students

M. Humayun Zafar Scholarship for Sciences & Engineering

$10,000 - Application Open For 2018!

To recognize students that have demonstrated achievement in the sciences or engineering. Examples include publications in academic journals, relevant business start-ups, meaningful patents filed, and/or high marks.

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Dr. Jawad and Husna Khan Medical Scholarship

$10,000 - Application Open For 2018!

Awarded based on the areas he and/or his parents emphasized from a young age. You should only have to worry about becoming a good doctor and this scholarship is meant to help a future doctor focus on doing exactly that.

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Dr. Yasser & Farah Khan Humanitarian Scholarship

$5,000 - Application Open For 2018!

This scholarship will be awarded to an individual who displays an outstanding humanitarian role in the community. This individual actively participates in human welfare and has a passion for improving the lives of others.

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Shiraz and Ayesha Suleman Scholarship for Women

$5,000 (2 Scholarships) - Application Open for 2018!

To recognize and reward students who have excelled in academics and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

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Ajaz Ahmed and Anees Fatima All Star Scholarship

$3,500 - Application Open for 2018!

Recognizes a student who not only has excelled in academics but has done so while overcoming a financial hardship or a personal struggle.

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Hana Scholarship for Artificial Intelligence

$3,500 - Application Open for 2018!

To recognize and reward students who have excelled in the field of artificial intelligence and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

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Salma & Jeelani Wani Scholarship for Film and TV

$2,500 - Application Open for 2018!

To recognize university, college, or postgraduate students that have demonstrated significant achievement in film or television, and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

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HudHud Scholarship for Somali-Canadian Youth

$2,500 (2 scholarships) - Application Open for 2018!

This scholarship will be awarded to an individual in an undergraduate or graduate program who displays an outstanding role in academics, character, community, and is of Somali-descent.

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Eshal & Amani Scholarship For Special Needs

$2,500 - Application Open for 2018!

To recognize and reward students who have demonstrated perseverance in the face of a disability enabling them to do well in their academics while contributing to their school and/or community.

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Khadija Halder Legacy Scholarship

$2,5000 - Application Open for 2018!

To recognize and reward students who have excelled in academics and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

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Sajda Khatoon Memorial All Star Scholarship

$5,000 - Application Open For 2018!

To recognize and reward students who have excelled in academics and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

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Naseem Altaf Malik Humanitarian Scholarship

$2,500 - Application Open For 2018!

This scholarship will be awarded to an individual who displays an outstanding humanitarian role in the community. This individual actively participates in human welfare and has a passion for improving the lives of others.

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Hyder Family Scholarship for the Humanities

$2,500 - Application Open For 2018!

To recognize a 1st year university or college student studying the humanities, who have excelled in academics and with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

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Maimoona Wasi Ahmed Memorial All Star

$2,500 - Application Open For 2018!

To recognize and reward students who have excelled in academics and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

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Shamoon Ahsan Memorial All Star Scholarship

$2,500 - Application Open For 2018!

To recognize and reward students who have excelled in academics and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

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Deep Roots Leadership Scholarship

$2,500 (2 Scholarships) - Application Open For 2018!

Andalucian Routes will award a Deep Routes Leadership scholarship to a student aged 14 – 19 (as of Sept. 2018) who has demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, business, religion, or ethics.

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Anonymous All Star Scholarship

$2,500 - Application Open for 2018!

To recognize and reward students who have excelled in academics and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

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Jabir Ibn Hayyan for Women in Graduate Chemistry Programs

$2,500 - Application Open for 2018!

Open to all graduate students, who are enrolled in a Masters or PhD Chemistry program as of September 2017. Recipients of this award will have demonstrated significant achievement in Chemistry.

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