Scholarship and Bursary Awards

Since 2011, the Olive Tree Foundation has provided  Scholarship and Bursary Awards to students entering full-time programs of study at a college or university in the upcoming academic year. These awards are funded by Olive Tree Foundation endowment funds, and are presented to successful recipients at our annual Gala Appreciation Dinner.

Currently, the Olive Tree Foundation distributes 5 Scholarship and Bursary Awards:

Mohamed and Opheera Nasir Leadership Scholarship – $1000

This scholarship is awarded annually to a high school graduate entering their first year of college or university. Recipients are chosen on the basis of exceptional leadership qualities, and social conscience as demonstrated by involvement in community service and/or charitable organizations, as well as academic excellence.

Academic Excellence Bursary – $500

This award is presented to a high school graduate who has excelled in their academic studies during their final year of high school, and will be entering their first year of university or college.

Women’s Advancement Bursary – $500

This award is presented to a graduating female Muslim high school student who has earned distinction in academic excellence and community engagement, and will be entering her first year of university or college.

Abdullah Ibn Umm Makhtum Honorary Bursary – $500

This award is for a graduating high school student with a disability who is entering a post-secondary institution.This bursary is named after a well-known companion of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be on him, who was blind and his life story has been a source of inspiration for Muslims with disability. The recipient is chosen for overcoming challenges and barriers faced as a result of their disability and for their in-school achievements and community involvement. Students with a physical, psychological, intellectual, developmental, learning or a sensory disability may be nominated.

Youth Action Bursary – $500

This award is presented to a graduating high school student entering their first year of post-secondary education who has taken consistent action to make a positive impact in the larger community.

Past Winners:

2012

Amina Khan – Mohamed & Opheera Nasir Leadership Scholarship

Mohamed Shahid – Academic Excellence Bursary

Bushra Siddiqui – Women’s Achievement Bursary

Zohaib Ahmed – Abdullah ibn umm Makhtum Bursary

Saad Amjad – Youth Action Bursary

2011

Shagufta Panchbhaya – Mohamed & Opheera Nasir Leadership Scholarship

Usama Saeed – Academic Excellence Bursary

Hodan Mohamed – Women’s Achievement Bursary

Maryam Azhar – Abdullah ibn umm Makhtum Bursary

Muneerah Jafry – Youth Action Award

 

 

 

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