Shamoon Ahsan Memorial University/College All Star Scholarship 2017-10-06T12:45:03+00:00

Project Description

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 2018. Recipients of this award will have demonstrated excellence in two or more of any combination of academics, athletics, business, religion, or ethics.

Objective

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

Amount of Each Award: $2,500

Number of Awards: 1

Application Opens: October 14, 2017

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

Disbursement of Funds: Winter, 2019

Award Date: October 6, 2018

Applicants must:

  • 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 2018
  • 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 2018. 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 uploaded directly to us here

Applicants must:

  • Complete the scholarship application form
  • Fill out application in full including essay questions
  • Include documents providing proof of citizenship or permanent residency
  • 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
  • Please note, only files uploaded as a PDF will be accepted

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
Scholarship Application Form

Apply Now!

  1. Please complete the scholarship application form
  2. Please note: You may apply to as many scholarships as you are eligible for, but only one MAX Scholarship will be awarded per finalist.
  3. All applications must be completed online by the deadline date. Scanned or mailed applications will not be accepted. Applications must be complete upon submission in order to be processed and assessed.
  4. Please note that the application process for the 2018 Shamoon Ahsan Memorial University/College will commence on October 14th, 2017. Potential candidates will have the opportunity to submit their completed applications through the MAX Website starting on this date through March 15th, 2018. To help manage application volume, the MAX Gala team will commence evaluation of submitted applications as early as February 28th, 2018 and will continue do so on a rolling basis through the application submission deadline on March 15th, 2018.
  5. While candidates should prioritize submitting complete and quality applications, we encourage all candidates to submit their applications as early as possible.
Scholarship Application Form