The Foundation is offering two Masters scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year at Goldsmiths, University of London. The aim of these scholarships is to help develop a pool of professionals and practitioners capable of addressing the social challenges facing British Muslim communities. The focus is on supporting the development of practical leadership in all areas of community service and at all levels. The objective is to improve the skills of imams and chaplains, community and youth workers, and teachers and counsellors working on the ground, addressing complex social problems, so that they can deliver inspiring solutions to the highest standards in community service. The Foundation is keen, however, to support students who would like to pursue a career in community work not just to benefit Muslims, but all communities, secular and religious, in pursuit of their specific and common goals that will help create a more cohesive Britain.
The scholarships will cover tuition and living expenses for a year, up to a maximum of £25,000 in total. The range of courses to be supported is listed below. The successful applicants will be selected through an application and interview process managed by both Goldsmiths, University of London and the Aziz Foundation.
Students will additional be supported through the Aziz Foundation’s Leadership Support Scheme (LSS), which will assist in developing their knowledge-base, personal qualities, leadership skills and professional networks. They will be matched with mentors to support and guide them during and after their study. They will further undertake two short placements with a community related or research organisation and a statutory sector agency respectively.
The selection process will favour those who will pursue careers in: chaplaincy, mosque-based work, social work, community work, and counselling.
Applicants should meet all the following requirements:
Applications are now closed