It is with great pride and excitement that we announce the recipients of the 2018 ‘Muslim American Journeys’ Scholarship Contest:

1). Laurel Hilbert
2). Zaynab Abdi
3). Bahram Sherwani
4). Asad Dandia
5). Neamat Ullah
6). Fathima Shada Thykandy
7). Ayat Albawi
8). Sofia Charania

These individuals were chosen based on the merit of their thoughtfully crafted personal essays, each of which tells a unique and compelling story. We would like to offer our congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients, and our deep appreciation to all of those who sent in personal essays; together, these stories are a beautiful illustration of the tenacity, struggle, and triumph that is so deeply etched into the social fabric of America.

The “Muslim American Journeys Scholarship Contest.” was created in order to help nurture a new generation of ambitious and diverse young leaders. MALA believes that knowledge is power, and recognizes that, in order to ensure the success of these rising leaders, higher education must be made as accessible as possible. By awarding scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,000 this program reflects MALA’s commitment to higher education, and demonstrates our faith in a new generation of leadership.


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