Maimoona Wasi Ahmed Memorial University/College All Star Scholarship 2018-12-02T01:38:14+00:00

Maimoona Wasi Ahmed, mother to nine children and grandmother to forty grandchildren, was an ardent advocate of higher education for those who had the potential but not the means to pursue it. Her own life reflected her drive to educate. She was privately a poet and writer, publishing in notable Pakistani women’s literary magazines. She had dreamed of becoming a doctor but was unable to due to financial necessities (of note a granddaughter and grandson are now physicians). She was incredibly well-read on a wide-range of topics from history to science to religion, and passed this love of knowledge onto her children and grandchildren.

Maimoona Wasi was instrumental in the education of numerous young peoples in Pakistan, many of whom went onto pursue stellar professional or academic careers. She provided for these often destitute children, while also working within her community to combat poverty.

Her many descendants, who have taken on her ideals of community service and rigorous academic education have created this scholarship to honour her legacy.

The Maimoona Wasi Memorial University/College All Star Scholarship is meant to reward excellence in academics and community involvement, for those in financial need.

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

MAX All Star Achievement Needs Based scholarships aims to support students who demonstrated financial need and/or have persevered through challenging circumstances while maintaining a spirit of academic excellence and community service.
Amount of Each Award: $3,000

Number of Awards: 1

Application Opens: December 1, 2018

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

Disbursement of Funds: Winter 2019

Award Date: October 5, 2019

Applicants must:

  • In need of financial assistance
  • Self-identify as Muslim
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • 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 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
  • Averages are not rounded-up for scholarship purposes
  • All courses must be completed before starting post-secondary studies
  • 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 you will be invited to a panel interview between May and July 2019. More details about the interview process will be emailed at a later time.
  • If you are a winner of the scholarship, you will also be expected to attend the Scholarship Reception (date to be confirmed at a later point) where you will be profiled as a winner, and the Annual MAX Gala on October 5, 2019.
  • All winners are also expected to contribute 50 hours of volunteer service with MAX the following 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 February 28, 2019
  • Fill out application in full including essay questions
  • Include documents providing proof of citizenship or permanent residency or protected person status (drivers license is not accepted)
  • Include two signed reference letters (within last 12 months). One must be an academic reference and the other one community service. 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 copies of any awards, letters of excellence, or other authorized documents demonstrating excellence
  • If successfully awarded a scholarship, provide proof of enrolment for post-secondary studies
  • Please note, PDFs of all documents are preferred
Scholarship Application Form

Apply Now!

  1. Please complete the scholarship application form
  2. Please note: You may apply to up to 4 scholarship categories, 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.
Scholarship Application Form