Al-Sadiq Education Scholarship Program
Al Sadiq Education Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and provide financial assistance to Shia youth in Calgary and its surrounding area (20km outside of the City of Calgary limits). The purpose of the program is two-fold: (i) provide some financial support to our youth, and (ii) increase community engagement of the youth at the Hussaini Association of Calgary and the Shia community while attending post-secondary program.
This scholarship program covers, Shia youth, post-secondary programs. The program does NOT cover IR, Executive MBA, or Ph.D. programs, nor does it cover non-degree courses, seminars, certifications, preparatory exams (e.g., GRE, GMAT) and/or professional exams (e.g., CPA). These guidelines apply to all full-time students live in Calgary and surrounding area, and preference will be given to those students that are student member of Hussaini Association of Calgary.
An applicant must be a Shia Ithna-Ashari Muslim and an active participant at Hussaini Association of Calgary and/or other designated organization in Calgary.
All courses (including online classes and correspondence courses) must be provided by an accredited educational institution in Canada. Programs must be verified and approved by the scholarship committee before the participants enroll to be considered under the scholarship program.
All courses must be part of an academic degree or diploma program that is related to the student’s potential future career.
- One time scholarship amount up to CAD $1,000 will be sanctioned to an eligible individual student.
- This amount will cover part of expenses such as tuition fees, laboratory fees, registration fees, and the cost of required course textbooks.
To be considered for the scholarship disbursement Program, the student must first complete an Enrollment Application prior to the deadline specified for the given calendar year. The application must be completed in its entirety and submitted to one of the Scholarship committee members before the course start date.
- Once enrolled in a degree program, the applicants should submit a program acceptance letter from the University or Institution.
- Applicants will have to submit one page (approximately 300 word) essay written on a topic selected by Resident Alim of Hussaini Association of Calgary along with the enrollment application.
- Upon reviewing the applications by the committee members, the applicants will be notified within two weeks of receipt of application whether he/she is approved for the scholarship amount.
- All students that qualify under the scholarship will be provided with a letter from the Hussaini Association of Calgary in recognition of their volunteer contributions to the community.
Criteria to qualify for Scholarship:
- It is preferred the student is an active student membership of Hussaini Association of Calgary.
- Must be actively engaged in volunteer work at Hussaini Association of Calgary and/or attend volunteer events at other authorized institutions for minimum of 150 hours in the calendar year (September 1st – August 31st)
- The hours need to be documented and verified by a Hussaini Association of Calgary Executive committee. In case voluntary hours are from other than HAC, this should be verified by an executive of that institution. Scholarship committee may seek confirmation from the said institution at its discretion.
- Successful scholarship recipient should continue to attend the program for the year scholarship was granted. A progress report should be provided on completion of each semester term. Failing to comply would result in making student liable to return the scholarship amount.
- Scholarship recipients are encouraged and expected to maintain their voluntary work during the year. Scholarship committee, at its discretion, may ask for details of voluntary work done by the student. Unsatisfactory progress may lead to demand for reimbursement of total or part of the scholarship amount.
The necessary forms may be obtained from Hussaini Association of Calgary Executive committee members or online www.hussinicalgary.com
Record keeping and administration of the Program will be performed by HAC designated scholarship committee members. Records are maintained to permit preparation of periodic summary reports on utilization and costs of the Program.
Amendments and Termination of the Program
The committee intends to continue the scholarship Program indefinitely. However, Hussaini Association of Calgary retains the authority to amend or to terminate the program at any time and for any reason. Although this program may be amended or terminated at any time, any such action will not affect the administration of, or payment for, courses previously approved.
The calendar year is September 1st through August 31st.
Funding of the Program
This Program is funded solely through contributions from the community members and donors.
The Hussaini Association of Calgary sub-committee for scholarship program has the responsibility for day-to-day operations of the Program, to adopt and enforce rules for the administration of the Program and to ensure that all appropriate forms are available prior to deadline for submission to Program administrator for payment of scholarship amount. The contact information of the program administrator is:
(Please put Name & Address and phone number here)
- It is the responsibility of the student applicants to complete the Tuition scholar Program Form and submit the application along with all supporting documents to committee members before the deadline. If request is approved, the Program Administrator will notify the student of the approval and the scholarship amount will be issued to qualified student.
- The scholarship recipient is required to provide at the completion of each term the grades earned and a copy of degree/diploma (if applicable).
- Tracking volunteer hours will be responsibility of the applicant and can include activities such as Muharram program, Ramadan programs, Sunday school, participating in any way for the benefit of the Hussaini Association of Calgary and the community. These hours must be verified by the Hussaini Association of Calgary executive committees, and in the event completed outside of Hussaini Association of Calgary, must be accompanied by verification from executive(s) of that organization.
Application Questionnaire Guide
- Post-Secondary Institute:
- Anticipated Graduating Year:
- Tell us about yourself (1 paragraph) (i.e., A challenging time you faced and how you overcame it)
Post-Secondary/Course Info (20%)
- Why are you taking the course, that you will use this scholarship money for?
- Why did you pick this post-secondary?
Career Aspirations (20%)
- What are your career goals? Why?
- Describe how you plan to support community after completion of the degree/diploma and during your professional career.
- What are your strengths?
- What are your weaknesses and what are you doing to work on them?
Volunteer Activities Summary (20%)
- Summarize your volunteer activities and explain why you choose to part take in them?
- What personal achievements make you proud?
- What/Who inspires you?
Resident Alim essay question (1 page) (30%)
- What have you done in the past year for your and your communities’ growth?
How to apply
Please click on below link to Application Form. Once you submit the form, we will contact you for further steps. Thank you.
Download Volunteer Hours Log sheet