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Shahjahan Begum Memorial Scholarship

1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Dec 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Dec 31, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate, graduate, or trade school student
First or second-generation immigrant from Pakistan

Shahjahan Begum was a beloved mother who never got the chance to go to school yet strongly advocated for women's rights to have careers.

While great strides have been made towards gender equality and women's empowerment, many legal and societal roadblocks affect young women and girls as they pursue their education. From unsupportive family or friends to male-dominated clubs or classes to harassment in the workplace, women face many struggles when pursuing their dreams.

This scholarship honors Shahjahan Begum's life by supporting women pursuing degrees and successful careers.

Any female undergraduate, graduate, or trade school student who is a first—or second-generation immigrant from Pakistan may apply for this scholarship. Students with at least a 3.0 GPA are preferred.

To apply, could you tell us about the career you dream of, the impact you wish to have in the world, and how your Pakistani background shapes you, your values, and your vision for a better world?

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published July 5, 2024
Essay Topic

What are your career goals, and how do you plan to make a positive impact through your career? How has your Pakistani background shaped you, your values and your vision for a better world?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Dec 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Dec 31, 2024.