Scholarship Recipient 2004-05
Grand Prize ($2,000):
- University of Minnesota
- Former Muslim Youth of Minnesota Vice President
- Al-Madinah Cultural Center [Volunteer]
- Muslim Students Association [Treasurer]
- Islamic Center of MN - Sunday School Teacher
- Habitat for Humanity [Volunteer]
- Goals: "Islam has been a religion that promotes justice and condemns any unjust act. Our religion is based on the idea that in the end, everyone will receive justice, I hope to contribute positively to these Islamic virtues."
- Minnesota State University, Mankato
- Director of Dr. Abdus Sallam National Science Program
- Secretary UScholars Student Organization
- Neuroscience Club
- Director of the MN State Funded Amicus Project
- Goals: "It is my strong contention that for the Muslim community of Minnesota to grow, we must develop strong social programs which engage Muslim and non-Muslim members of the community."
- University of Minnesota
- Graduate Students of Education & Human Dev. - President
- University Cricket Club - Vice President
- Al-Madinah Cultural Center - Member
- International Education Committee UMN - Member
- Goals: "Keeping Islamic value of lifelong learning in mind, it is necessary that continuous improvement be made in almost every aspect of life. Such a process of continuous improvement is possible only when the Muslim community has educated and committed individuals ready to take the lead in order to bring about positive, long-term changes in the lives of other Muslims and non-Muslims. "
- Winona State University
- Volunteer - Local Nursing Home
- Senator for the College of Science and Engineering
- Secretary for the International Club
- Active MSA Member in Winona
- Cross Cultural Projects Participant
- Goals: "I feel that Muslims here in Minnesota need to improve on being less apologetic to the western society, we are not here to answer to the west. We have to stop apologizing for our values and ideologies. We need to challenge the West to rethink the way it defines Islam and Muslim Women. The West should not set the agenda for Muslims, Muslims should do so."
- Al-Amal Graduate May 2003
- College of St. Catherine
- Muslim Students Association - President and Co-Founder
- Student Senate Public Relations Chair
- Antonian Scholars Honors Organization
- Iowa Conference on Islam - Co-Founder and Director
- Mark Twain Mentoring Program - Mentor
- Resources For Life - Project Coordinator
- Goals: "Three areas of growth the Muslim Community needs to focus on are unity through engaging activities, youth services, and political involvement. I know from personal experience the struggles of Muslims in a non-Muslim society and I am ready to build my career around addressing as many of those issues as I possibly can."
- Minneapolis Community & Technical College
- Muslim Youth of Minnesota, Member
- Muslim Students Association, Member
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Student,
- National Dean Scholar
- Student Senate Vice President of Public Relations
- Vice President of Association of Black Collegiate's
- Goals: "Muslims in Minnesota need to deal with and address the fact that there is racism in our community. Our local Masjids are segregated by race and culture. We need to remind each other that racism is not an Islamic tradition. I believe in following the traditions of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and using his ways as a model to combat racism. "