These scholarships aim to develop and empower graduates to bring positive change to British Muslim communites and beyond. They are designed to foster future leaders who aspire to make a positive contribution to society, raising aspirations and standards, and facilitating better representation of Muslim communities in civil society.

Eligibility

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • have applied for a master's level programme (PGCE, PGDip and PGCert programmes are not considered) starting in the 2020/21 academic year
  • be dedicated to bettering Muslim communities and wider society
  • be experiencing financial barriers to pursing further study
  • pursue a course that will benefit your career prospects and/or assist in the development of your current career geared towards community service
  • be willing to advocate on behalf of communities
  • qualify for UK/EU tuition fee status.

How to apply

Applications can be made on the Aziz Foundation website from 7 January 2020. The deadline for applications is 12pm (UK time) on 1 June 2020. Late applications will not be considered.

The application form includes questions about financial means, a vision statement of no more than 1,000 words and the names of two referees.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for a 30 minute interview to explore questions around:

  • challenges facing British Muslims
  • vision and hopes for change
  • personal qualities needed to succeed
  • means test – financial barriers faced (student debt and financial commitments).

Successful applicants will show how your master's programme will increase your effectiveness in one of the following areas relating to British Muslims:

  • representation and advocacy: increase representation and contribution of Muslims to civil society
  • community development: raise aspirations and standards within British Muslim communities.

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