Dr. Zakiya Bomani Moyenda was the proud recipient of Dr. Anjum’s enormous generosity and kindness. From 2006 to 2010, he received a substantial amount of financial assistance from Dr. Anjum to pay for his medical school tuition, fees, books, travel and living expenses. This gesture was done privately with no pretense and only for the pleasure of God Almighty. As a result of this life-changing, catalytic experience, Dr. Moyenda has changed the course of his generation for which his family and community continue to benefit. He subsequently became extremely determined to complete his medical training so that he could continue this legacy of giving with the hopes of making a similar impact on as many Muslim students as possible. He graduated Cum Laude from medical school and went on to become a Board-Certified family physician in 2015. The Anjum Scholars Program draws its inspiration from this beautiful story and aims to produce many similar stories in the future.
The ASP will provide scholarships based on income and merit according to the eligibility criteria listed below:
(Family household monthly income of less than $4,000 and who are NOT receiving any other form of tuition assistance)
Al-Ansari Scholarship: The Al-Ansari scholarship is an income-based scholarship designated to provide financial assistance Muslim students (K through 12) who are attending Islamic educational institutions in the U.S. (Amount of reward – $1000) – Awarded to 2 students annually.
Applicants for the need-based scholarships must also:
- Complete and return 3 signed Student Evaluation Reference Forms to be completed by instructors, academic advisors or school administrators.
- Have parents/guardians show proof of income with tax returns from the previous year or 3 months of recent paystubs.
Applications for the Al-Ansari scholarship will be accessible on the website on March 1st of each school year. The deadline for submission will be June 1st. Award recipients will be notified by mail or email in July 31st. Checks will be made payable to the Institution on behalf of the student.
(Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher)
Al-Badr Scholarship: The Al-Badr scholarship is a merit-based scholarship designated to provide financial assistance to Muslim high-school students who have been accepted to (or who are currently attending) a 2-yr or 4-yr college or university in the U.S. Students applying for this scholarship must provide proof of having completed at least 30 hours of volunteer community service, which may also include volunteer services provided to their local Masjid and other related Islamic activities. (Amount of each reward – $1,000) – Awarded to 3 students annually.
Al-Medina Scholarship: The Al-Medina scholarship is a merit-based scholarship designated to provide financial assistance to Muslim college students who have been accepted to (or who are currently attending) a graduate or professional school in the U.S. Students applying for this scholarship must submit a 300-word essay as part of their application. (Amount of reward – $2,500) – Awarded to 2 students annually.
All applicants for the Al-Badr and Al-Medina merit-based scholarships must:
- Complete the on-line application and submit by the appropriate deadline.
- A $25.00 (non-refundable) application fee must be paid at the time of submission.
- Submit sealed official school transcripts or high school grade report.
- Submit three Student Evaluation Reference Forms to be completed by instructors, academic advisors, school administrators or employers.
- Complete and return a form letter signed by the Imam (Religious Leader) from the local masjid in their community. (Optional)
Applications for the Al-Badr and Al-Medina scholarships will be accessible on the website on November 15th. The deadline for submission will be January 31st. Award recipients will be notified by mail or email by March 31st. Checks will be made payable directly to the student.
(*All scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens or legal residents of the U.S.*)
Anjum Scholars are selected on the basis of their commitment to academic achievement, community service, strength of personal character, and leadership potential. In evaluating candidates, the selection committee reviews the Anjum Scholarship Program application along with all the supporting documentation. Anjum Scholar award recipients are also required to interview with the selection committee and will be recognized at our annual banquet. In addition, all Anjum Scholar award recipients will be showcased on our website.