Walied Soliman is a Toronto based lawyer and partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. Walied’s deepest commitment is to his family. He and his wife Deena reside in Toronto with their children. Deena was the driving force behind the creation of their three scholarships. Her passion to help those that have been marginalized radiates into different projects within the Muslim community and beyond. An example of her commitment is felt annually by the Muslim community in the Regent Park area, where she undertakes an annual fundraising drive.

Both Walied and Deena believe that the purpose of true success is to give back to others. Despite their very busy schedules, they are passionate about mentoring youth. It is their hope that the scholarships that they have donated will serve to help youth on their journey towards greater excellence.

Objective

MAX learning disability scholarship aspires to recognize and reward students who have showed academic talent and community spirit while persevering through a learning disability.

Amount of Each Award: $3,000

Number of Awards: 1

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Applicants must:

  • Self-identify as Muslim
  • Be enrolled in grade 12
  • Have a learning disability identified by a psychologist or a medical doctor (e.g., Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, Dyscalculia)
  • 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 70% or higher from Grade 9 to current Grade (12), calculated from a valid high-school transcript
  • Intend to enroll in a recognized post-secondary institution in fall 2019
  • Demonstrate involvement in volunteer initiatives that have a positive impact on the Muslim community and Canadian society
  • The learning disability shared in the application process will remain confidential and will not be announced at any MAX events
  • Must be able to provide proof of your learning disability (e.g. Individual Education Plan (IEP), Psychologist Assessment).
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