Scholarships

Scholarships

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 - $500.00

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 Scholarship - $500.00


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.

To Apply: 

Students must complete this online application form and attach a letter of recommendation, as well as a resumé. 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/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 info@voicesofmuslimwomen.com. Additionally, if the attachment link does not upload your documents for any reason, please feel free to email it as an attachment to info@voicesofmuslimwomen.com with your subject heading as: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME - SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. 

Application Deadline is November 15th, 2021 at 12:00 PM, and Scholarship Winners will be notified in December. Recipients will be notified by email and phone. All shortlisted applicants will have to provide Confirmation of Enrolment 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 are currently open.

Requirements:

  1. Candidates must be accepted to, or enrolled in a public post-secondary institution that is a DLI (Designated Learning Institution)
  2. Candidates must be enrolled in a 2 year diploma granting program at minimum

Exclusions:

  1. VMW Board Members, Executives, and Committee Members
  2. Those not eligible to enrol in a public Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Canadian Post-Secondary education institutions
  3. Those enrolling in English preparatory programs or English as a second language program

 

2020 VMW Scholarship Recipients:

​Husna Hussain - VMW Global Scholar Scholarship Award

Jaeda Malawiya - Kamrul Suleman Bhamji Memorial Scholarship Award