Mohammed Saleem Padinharkkara is a first generation immigrant from India, who is running a successful technology company in Canada.  Saleem has been a mentor to many new immigrants and wholeheartedly believes in the multicultural fabric of Canada.  Canada is a land of opportunities and he believes in paying it forward.  He is a co-founder of CCIM, Canadian Council of Indian Muslims an advocacy organization for Indian Muslims in Canada and Moplah Games, an annual sports tournament conducted within the Malayali Muslim community to better integrate them into the Canadian society.  Saleem is very passionate about eradicating homelessness and hopes to make a contribution toward reducing it within the GTA area in his lifetime.


This scholarship is intended to encourage young Canadian Muslims to expand the narrative in mainstream journalism. To fearlessly bring forward their unique perspective, voice and talent to the Canadian and international community.

Amount of Each Award: $3,000

Number of Awards: 1

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Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a Journalism program as of Fall 2019
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