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.
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.