About The Sponsors
Dr. Hind A. Al-Abadleh is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario. She completed her BSc degree in Chemistry with Honours at the United Arab Emirates University, PhD degree in physical chemistry at the University of Iowa, and postdoctoral training at Northwestern University. Since joining Laurier in 2005, she has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities as an award-winning scientist, mentor and role model for female academics and students in the physical sciences. She is currently a Board Member of Nano Ontario and Vice-Chair of the Environment Division of the Canadian Society for Chemistry. She was a member of the founding committee for Laurier’s Centre for Women in Science and served as its first Associate Director from 2012-2015.
Al-Abadleh is the recipient of many invitations to present her work at scientific meetings and other chemistry departments in Canada and the USA. In addition, Al-Abadleh is a firm believer in the role that academic professors play in engaging with the public on issues related to science, role of ethics in addressing pressing environmental issues, and the importance of human diversity to creative enterprises in scientific research. She is regularly invited to speak about these topics at the university-level and to various community groups. In recognition of her professional accomplishments and community engagement, Dr. Al-Abadleh was the recipient of the MAX Platinum Award of Excellence, Canadian Arab to Watch by the Canadian Arab Institute, and was nominated for the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year (STEM category).
Open to all graduate students, who are enrolled in a Masters or PhD Chemistry program as of September 2016. Recipients of this award will have demonstrated significant achievement in Chemistry.
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January winter semester 2018
October 14, 2017
An eligible applicant must:
- Self-identify as Muslim
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Be female
- Be enrolled at a recognized post-secondary institution in a Masters or PhD Chemistry program
- Demonstrate significant achievements in Chemistry including, but not limited to: High marks with distinction, publications in academic journals, conference presentations, Mentorship of undergraduate students in research and teaching labs
- Demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular activities at their post-secondary institution
- Demonstrate involvement in activities that have a positive impact on the Muslim community and Canadian society
- 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.
- If you are short-listed as a finalist for the scholarship, you will also be expected to attend the Annual MAX Gala where you will be briefly announced and profiled as a finalist
- All winners of scholarships are entitled to the monetary award, and are additionally 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 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 email@example.com
- Email their application to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31st, 2017
- Fill out application in full including essay questions
- Include documents providing proof of citizenship or permanent residency
- Include three signed reference letters (within last 12 months). One must be an academic reference, the second community service and the third a reference letter that supports a significant achievement in chemistry. 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, including copies of key publications
- If short-listed as a finalist, provide a proof of enrolment in post-secondary studies
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
All applications must be emailed to email@example.com 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.
Please note that the application process for the 2017 MAX Jabir Ibn Hayyan Scholarship for Women in Graduate Chemistry Programs will commence on December 25, 2016. Potential candidates will have the opportunity to submit their completed applications through the Max Website starting on this date through March 31st, 2017. To help manage application volume, the MAX Gala team will commence evaluation of submitted applications as early as February 28th, 2017 and will continue do so on a rolling basis through the application submission deadline on March 31st, 2017.
While candidates should prioritize submitting complete and quality applications, we encourage all candidates to submit their applications as early as possible.