Founded in honor and memory of Muhammad Shafi who was a firm believer in the Islamic faith. He was an honorable man with no more than a middle school education who built his own multi-factory business from the ground up. He was admired by many in the textile business in Karachi, Pakistan, but he always remained a humble man, remembering that what he had was a blessing and should never be taken for granted. No matter how little or how much he had, he always remembered to pay his charity and help those less fortunate than himself. This scholarship is to honor not only his memory but his religious belief in the importance of “continuous charity.”
The recipients will be undergraduate student pursuing an Individualized Major in Arabic and Islamic Studies (or its equivalent) or a major in Arabic and Islamic Studies (or its equivalent) enrolled in the School of Liberal Arts. Recipients must have taken or be enrolled in a course related to the study of Islam and have a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
You will need to provide the following:
- Online Application
- Essay: Write an essay describing your hopes for making a positive impact on the worldview of Islam and Islamic Studies. (Approx. 500-1000 words or no more than 2 pages)
Applicants must contact the Individualized Major Program (IMP) office for this scholarship. All materials will be turned into Susan Shepherd.