Eshal & Amani Scholarship For Special Needs 2018-01-24T22:47:49+00:00

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 special needs for a better and inclusive community in the future insha Allah.

Objective

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: $2,500

Number of Awards: 1

Application Opens: October 14, 2017

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Disbursement of Funds: Winter 2019

Award Date: Fall 2018

Applicants must:

  • Self identify as Muslim
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Applicants that are short-listed as a finalist will be required to provide medical documentation of their disability
  • 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 by March 1, 2018
  • 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
  • Applicants short-listed as a finalist will be contacted to provide medical documentation of their disability
  • 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

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  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. While candidates should prioritize submitting complete and quality applications, we encourage all candidates to submit their applications as early as possible.
Scholarship Application Form