Shamoon Ahsan was a courageous and brave young man. He was an active and energetic participant in high school and was proficient in academics and a star on the high school table tennis and basketball teams. In a dignified and strong manner, he fought leukemia, only to pass away at the young age of 18 shortly after receiving his university acceptance letter in his final year of high school.
His parents, Izhar and Nazli Ahsan, have set up this MAX memorial scholarship in his name to inspire young Muslims to strive for their best and to always be humble and appreciate the opportunity to attain a post secondary education.
Open to all undergraduate and graduate students in university or college in Canada, as of September 2017. Recipients of this award will have demonstrated excellence in two or more of any combination of academics, athletics, business, religion, or ethics.
Amount of Each Award: $2,500
Number of Awards: 1
Application Opens: November 1, 2016
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
Disbursement of Funds: Winter, 2018
Award Date: October 14, 2017
- Self identify as Muslim
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Have attained an overall average of 80% or higher in university/college, calculated from a valid transcript
- Be enrolled at a recognized post-secondary institution as of September 2017
- Demonstrate involvement in volunteer initiatives that have a positive impact on the Muslim community and Canadian society at large
- Demonstrate involvement and leadership in extra-curricular activities
- Averages are not rounded-up for scholarship purposes
- Applicants who have been short-listed as finalists for the scholarship will be notified by email or phone in late May
- If you are short listed as a finalist for the scholarship, you will take part in an interview process before a panel of judges some time between May and July 2017. More details about the interview process will be emailed to the finalists.
- All winners of scholarships are entitled to the monetary award and are expected to contribute to the community by volunteering on the MAX Executive for the following year, which equates to approximately 50 hours of volunteer service over a full year. Through this, we hope to encourage meaningful engagement among our scholarship winners with MAX and the community at large while providing young Muslims with opportunities for mentorship and learning.
- If required, reference letters can be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email their application to email@example.com by March 31st, 2017
- Fill out application in full including essay questions
- Include documents providing proof of citizenship or permanent residency
- Include two signed reference letters (within last 12 months). One must be an academic reference and the other one community service. References from family members will not be accepted.
- Upload unofficial transcript for courses taken to date (a photocopy or printout is acceptable at time of application); if short-listed as a finalist, a final official transcript must be provided by your school
- Include documents such as those demonstrating hours of community service
- Include copies of any awards, letters of excellence, or other authorized documents demonstrating excellence
- If successfully awarded a scholarship, provide a proof of enrolment for post-secondary studies in the future
Emphasize the applicant’s:
- Maturity and commitment to their studies
- Motivation to be engaged meaningfully in the Muslim community, Canada and the world at large