We are proud to serve and give back to our community. We encourage aspiring scholars and professionals to live big and lead now. A portion of your membership fees and donations always goes directly to our VMW Scholarships. The rest of your hard-earned dollars helps employ Muslim women and allies to create world-class events like our Annual VMW Awards Gala which curates a sisterhood exclusively created by Muslim women for Muslim women.
VMW’s Scholarships help women pursue post-secondary education and leadership opportunities.
These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of our donors and members globally who believe in the importance of education for future success. The benefits of these women are immediate and long-lasting.
We currently offer two scholarships:
VMW Global Scholar Scholarship - $250
Open to any self-identifying Muslim woman or non-binary person in the world pursuing studies at a public or accredited university or educational institution. Students may be pursuing any field of study. Preference is given students requiring financial need.
Kamrul Suleman Bhamji Memorial Scholarships- $ 250
This memorial scholarship is in honour of Kamrul Suleman Bhamji, a champion of education, community building and women's rights. Awarded globally to any self-identifying woman or non-binary person pursuing higher education at a public or accredited university or educational institution. Preference will be given to students studying social justice, educational studies, women’s empowerment, Islamic Studies and/ or Religious/Cultural Studies.
Students must complete this online application form and attach a letter of recommendation and a resume. The letter of recommendation should be from a community or educational institution that that student belongs to or has worked with for at least one year or maybe from a community leader or organizational leader who has worked with or supervised the student for at least a year. Students with incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, if the attachment link does not upload your documents for any reason, please feel free to email it as an attachment to email@example.com with your subject heading as: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.
Application Deadline is November 30th, 2020 (and now closed for 2020) and Scholarship Winners will be notified December 7th. Recipients will be notified by email and phone. All shortlisted applicants will have to provide Confirmation of Enrollment Status and Paid Tuition Receipt before funds will be released to the scholarship recipient for the Fall 2020 semester. Additional documents may be requested. Scholarship applications for 2021 will open now in July 2021.
VMW Scholarship Recipients
Husna Hussain - VMW Global Scholar Scholarship Award
Jaeda Malawiya - Kamrul Suleman Bhamji Memorial Scholarship Award