Farid Ahmed and Aisha Siddiqui are committed Muslims residing in the GTA with their lovely daughters Eshal and Amani. They believe that continuing education and spreading of useful knowledge is a sign of a strong community.

They hope that this scholarship will assist the recipient to continue to seek knowledge; and encourage fellow Muslims to also invest in youth with disabilities for a better and inclusive community in the future insha Allah.


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.

Amount of Each Award: $3,000

Number of Awards: 1

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Award Date: [AwardDate]

Applicants must:

  • Have a disability identified by a psychologist or a medical doctor (e.g., Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, vision impairment, deaf or hard of hearing, physical impairments)
  • Self-identify as Muslim
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be enrolled at a recognized post-secondary institution as of Fall 2019
  • Demonstrate involvement and leadership in extra-curricular activities
  • Demonstrate involvement in volunteer initiatives that have a positive impact on the Muslim community and Canadian society at large
  • Applicants that are short-listed as a finalist will be required to provide medical documentation of their disability
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