Naseeha Mental Health Scholarship 2018-12-03T22:13:46+00:00

Launched in 2006, Naseeha started as a telephone support line for young Muslims living in North America. Our helpline is available 7 days a week and free for all of our callers. We aim to actively listen to our callers and provide them with support in an anonymous and confidential manner through Prophetic counselling. Our counselors provide peer to peer counselling using guidelines from the Quran and Sunnah as tools to help callers find solutions to their issues. They display an indepth understanding of the issues facing Muslim youth along with exceptional academic and personal accomplishments. Their diversity facilitates Naseeha in serving callers of various backgrounds and experiences. Our peer support cover topics such as Drugs and Alcohol, Bullying, Religion, Marriage and Divorce, Domestic Issues, Pornography, Mental Health, Bullying, Depression, Career or Work related issues.

Objective

MAX Social Work scholarship aims to promote community service through social work, grounded in the belief of our shared responsibility to create a climate of respect and inclusion for all in the context of our diverse society. It aims to recognize and reward students studying social work or a social-work related program who have excelled in academics and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

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:

  • Enrolled in a social work program in 2019
  • 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