DEADLINE: May 1st
1. Who is eligible for this scholarship?
African American members who are active in the Jamaat and in need of financial assistance to further their education goals or to increase their job prospects by learning a new skill.
2. Why has a scholarship been created for African Americans specifically?
Research shows that African Americans are disproportionally under-represented at institutions of higher learning. This lack of access to education has created a culture of mediocrity and low expectations for many members of this demographic. The above scholarships seek to reverse this unfortunate trend.
3. What types of scholarships are being offered?
There are two scholarships being offered:
Munir Hamid Award – For Undergraduate and graduate students
Muzzafar Ahmad Zafar – For vocational training
4. What is the amount of the scholarship?
This varies about individual need of the student. The maximum award is up to $3000.00 per year, per applicant
5. How can I apply for this scholarship?
Applications for these scholarships is available on www.Ahmadiyya.us/
6. How are applications submitted?
The instructions are included in the application form.
7. Are these scholarship for male or female members of the Jamaat?
These scholarship are available to all eligible male or female members of the Jamaat.
8. Is the application process confidential?
Yes, A group of 3 will review and ultimately award the scholarships with utmost attention to confidentiality.
9. Who will be reviewing these applications?
The scholarship committee consists of Brother Hafiz Nasiruddin, Sister Shakira Nasiruddin and Brother Junayd Latif.
10. What are an applicants chances of being approved?
No potential applicant should feel uneasy about his/her chances. A large amount has been allocated for this initiative and scholarships will be awarded until the fund is depleted each year.
11. What are the criteria by which the applicants will be judged?
Jamaat activity, commitment to education goals and financial need as expressed in the applicant's essay
12. How active in the Jamaat does an applicant have to be in order to be eligible?
In order for an applicant to be considered, their application must be submitted by their Local President, regional missionary or National Aamila member stating that they deem the applicant to be active and deserving of Jamaat assistance.
13. Is there a deadline for submission of applications?
May 1st for traditional education scholarships
Open ended for vocational schooling
14. Can an applicant apply for this scholarship while being considered for other Jamaat or auxiliary scholarships?
15. What can an applicant do to increase his/her chances of being awarded a scholarship?
Submit all required documents as soon as possible and remain committed to your educational goals.
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