As new immigrants, Pervez Akhter and his wife, Aasima Sadique chose Mississauga, Canada as their new home almost 20 years ago. Despite facing many challenges as a newcomer, with the unconditional support of his wife, his dedication, hard work and by availing the great opportunities offered by this wonderful country, Alhamdulillah, Pervez proved himself as a successful businessman and entrepreneur.
Growing up, Pervez’s parents always stressed the value of education and encouraged him to pursue a career while giving back to his community and he carries that torch of wisdom to this day by encouraging his children, Malaika, Javeria, and Zohair to do the same. In today’s world, Muslim youth face a multitude of challenges and it is heartbreaking to see bright young adults deterred from their paths due to financial constraints. Pervez and Aasima understand that undergraduate and post-graduate education can be costly and hope that this scholarship will recognize the efforts of outstanding young Muslim students within the community and aid them in their path to success.
Amount of Each Award: $3,000
Number of Awards: 1
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