Shiraz and Ayesha Suleman Scholarship for Women 2018-02-02T14:20:55+00:00

As an obstetrician, I know first hand the importance of education in determining good outcomes for mothers and their newborns. One of the prime determinants of health and prosperity in any country is the level of female education.

Mothers educate the household and the nation. “Despite progress in recent years, girls continue to suffer severe disadvantage and exclusion in education systems throughout their lives” [UNICEF].
Educated women in our community can serve as role models for women all over the world. Technological advancements, including the use of social media, can mean that the impact that these educated individuals may have can be far-reaching and very advantageous for our community.

We have a responsibility to make women equal players in our homes, jobs, masjids and organizations. Education is essential in this journey.

Open to all female undergraduate and graduate students in university or college in Canada, as of September 2017 who demonstrate excellence in academics, athletics, business, religion, or ethics. The objective of this award is to recognize and reward female students who have excelled in academics and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.

Objective

To recognize and reward students who have excelled in academics and combined this achievement with outstanding contributions to their school and/or community.
Amount of Each Award: $5,000

Number of Awards: 2

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 enrolled at a recognized post-secondary institution as of September 2016
  • Be female
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have attained an overall average of 80% or higher in university/college, calculated from a valid transcript
  • 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
  • Complete the scholarship application form
  • Fill out application in full including essay questions
  • Include documents providing proof of citizenship or permanent residency
  • 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 documents such as those demonstrating hours of community service
  • Include copies of any awards, letters of excellence, or other authorized documents demonstrating excellence
  • If successfully awarded a scholarship, provide a proof of enrolment for post-secondary studies in the future
  • 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
  • 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 documents such as those demonstrating hours of community service
  • Include copies of any awards, letters of excellence, or other authorized documents demonstrating excellence
  • If successfully awarded a scholarship, provide a proof of enrolment for post-secondary studies in the future
  • 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

Apply Now!

  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