Call for Scholarship Applications for Masters Degree: Developing Leadership in Public Life from British Muslim Communities.

Aziz Foundation Scholarship:
Developing Leadership in Public Life from British Muslim Communities

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The Foundation is offering two Masters scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year for exceptional students active in British Muslim communities and keen to build bridges with all parts of British society. Each student will have the commitment and intelligence to support and represent Muslim communities in wider society, as well as the credibility to bring and explain new learning experiences back to the community, to further mutual understanding between Muslims and others and contribute to the creation of a more cohesive society.

The student will also partake in the Aziz Foundation’s Leadership Support Scheme (LSS), which will assist in developing their leadership qualities and skills, knowledge of community and society dynamics, and professional networks. Leadership training, pastoral support and mentoring are all elements of this comprehensive support system, which also includes targeted internships with key organisations in the public and third sectors.

The range of courses to be supported is very wide, and includes theology, philosophy, politics, economics, history, education and development studies. The scholarship will cover tuition and living expenses for a year, up to a maximum of £25,000 in total.

Criteria

Applicants should meet all of the following requirements:

  • Possess, or be expected to achieve, an upper second class or equivalent undergraduate degree from a reputable, internationally recognised university.
  • Be active within a Muslim community and their wider local community, and demonstrate a desire to develop intellectual skills within a multi-faith/secular environment.
  • Be able to demonstrate long-term commitment to community and societal development and good relations work through public leadership.
  • Be eligible for Home/EU fees status at the University.
Application Process

Applications are now closed.

The Aziz Foundation welcomes informal enquiries from candidates considering an application.
Enquiries should be made to grants@azizfoundation.org.uk.

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