Syed and Fatema Warsi recognized the value of education in achieving one’s potential. They felt that one’s means should not determine one’s access to education and supported many young students in their pursuits.

Syed had varied interests, serving as Air Force instructor, engineer at Pakistan’s ordinance factories and at the Atomic Energy Commission in Canada. Throughout his career, he maintained his love for education through various teaching positions. Fatema’s family imparted a love of literature, history and charity which she carried on through her lifelong support of vulnerable children. Together, they supported the education of hundreds of orphans in Patna, India where their family carries on this work today.

The only thing dearer to the Warsis than education and charity was their children and grandchildren, who have lovingly dedicated this scholarship in their memory.

This scholarship is intended for a student in science or engineering fields who demonstrates academic excellence, service to community and financial need.


MAX Science and Engineering Scholarships aim to recognize students that have demonstrated achievement in the sciences or engineering. Examples of significant achievement include publications in academic journals, business start-ups in the areas of science or engineering, meaningful patents filed that have applications to society, and/or high marks with distinction.

Amount of Each Award: $3,000

Number of Awards: 1

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Applicants must:

  • Self-identify as a 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 from University/College, calculated from a valid transcript
  • Be enrolled at a recognized post-secondary institution in the Sciences or Engineering as of September 2019
    • Fields of science can include natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, and earth sciences) or social sciences (psychology, anthropology, and sociology).
    • Fields of engineering can include civil, electrical, computer, systems design, chemical, mechanical and biomedical.
  • 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
  • Demonstrate significant achievements in science or engineering including, but not limited to: publications in academic journals, business start-ups in the areas of science or engineering, and/or meaningful patents filed that have applications to society
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