Press Release

Zakat Foundation of America Recognizes its Scholarship Winners

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Zakat Foundation of America has selected the winners for its scholarships, aiding students in six different regions in the United States.

Teaching values like togetherness and helping others is a key part of building the foundation to a humanitarian, egalitarian society. To encourage such community-oriented selflessness and volunteerism, Zakat Foundation of America set aside $20,000 in scholarships for high school seniors entering college who have volunteered with the organization or engaged in community service with any other nonprofit organizations.

“We had many applicants, and the judges had a hard time choosing from the dedicated students who have spent their high school career giving back,” said Nayma Kose, Zakat Foundation of America’s outreach and community engagement manager. “The pandemic definitely did not stop our youth from using creativity to uplift their community. Zakat Foundation of America is proud of all the awesome winners and can’t wait to see the amazing ways they will make their college campus a better place for everyone.”

  • Dilraj Singh, UCLA

  • Haania Mahmood, UC Berkeley

  • Zaid Fattah, Yale University

  • Minnah Tanzeen, University of Washington in Seattle

  • Isabella Shade, Salisbury University

  • Aadil Syed, University of Delaware

  • Merve Kekik, University of Delaware

  • Sarah Owusu, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Diana Amador, College of Lake County

  • Jae’da Thompson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Sherjeel Rashid, Wake Tech Community College

  • Joseph Reza, UNC Charlotte

  • Zuhaa Asrar, UNC Chapel Hill

  • Janna Said, UNC Chapel Hill

  • Yusuf Zayan, Duke University

  • Daniala Javinski, Brown University

  • Anthony Zhang, Rutgers University

  • Noor El-Tawil, Middlesex College

  • Jamal Siddiqui, Queens College

  • Judith Pavel, Rutgers University

  • Rida Mahmood, Queens College

  • Samantha Ofranto, Albertus Magnus College