Dr. Anjum Scholarship Program 2018-08-11T14:32:46+00:00

The Anjum Scholars Program

Transcendent Leadership * Infinite Possibilities 

The Anjum Scholars Program (ASP) is a program that was created by – and is currently being managed by – The Moyenda Islamic Service Foundation, Inc. The ASP is a unique program that offers financial assistance and professional mentoring to Muslim students desiring to advance in higher education while preserving their Islamic identity. It is named in honor of Dr. Sohail Uddin Anjum, MD.

It is currently composed of three distinct, income and merit-based scholarships:

  1. Al-Ansari Scholarships (Income-based) for Muslims students K through 12th
  2. Al-Badr Scholarships (Merit-based) for Muslim high school and college students.
  3. Al-Medina Scholarships (Merit-based) for Muslim college students pursuing graduate and/or professional school.

Mission

The mission of the Anjum Scholars Program (ASP) is to provide purposeful financial support and mentoring to Muslim students who are dedicated to progressing academically and dedicated to helping others in need.

Need

Muslim students have a unique and dual challenge of progressing academically while fulfilling their Islamic duties. Although these two challenges are not mutually exclusive, it is a known challenge typically made worse by financial limitations.  We strongly believe that a Muslim student should be encouraged to work extremely hard in their pursuit of knowledge and should be rewarded financially while pursuing their educational and professional dreams.  The need for financial assistance is a legitimate challenge for many well qualified and talented young Muslim students.  The ASP specifically aims to address this challenge.

Professional Mentoring

The ASP is more than a scholarship fund where students are provided financial assistance and then sent on their way.  On the contrary, every Anjum scholarship recipient will be part of a continuous and mutual support system.  It is expected that each scholarship recipient will receive mentoring and guidance while they are receiving financial support.  This may include internships, apprenticeships, counseling and other opportunities that will assist in their long-term success.  It is equally expected that each scholarship recipient will embrace the honor of giving back, so those students coming behind them may also prosper.

In short, “Once an Anjum Scholar – Always an Anjum Scholar!

About Dr. Sohail Uddin Anjum

Dr. Anjum is a well-respected Muslim Cardiologist who has been practicing in Las Vegas, Nevada for the past 40 years.  In addition to his excellence and success in medicine, Dr. Anjum is also a devout and practicing Muslim who has been active in the Islamic community of greater Las Vegas for decades.  His life exemplifies the possibility of excelling in secular and sacred affairs.  He remains quietly known for his humility, dedication to Islam and to helping those who are less fortunate.  In fact, he has discretely provided financial assistance to many deserving students over the years, thus helping to change the lives of multiple generations.

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.

Objectives

The ASP aims to:

  1. Provide financial aid in the form of annual tuition scholarships to deserving Muslim students. Scholarships will be based on merit and financial need.
  2. Create a powerful network of young Muslim professionals who are committed to serving God Almighty and giving back to humanity as much as possible.
  3. Inspire others to follow the example put forth by Dr. Sohail Uddin Anjum by succeeding professionally and giving back generously to those willing to work hard.

Eligibility

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 ScholarshipThe 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.

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