Zainab Damji Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The Zainab Damji Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in 2015 by Fizza Gulamali-Majid in memory of her mother, Zainab Damji. Zainab Damji was a courageous person who never gave up on her dreams of seeing her children receive education, and making it possible for others to do so. She served her community through times of greatest need and led with conviction. This scholarship was established by family and friends to honor her dream of keeping service and scholarship tied together through the courageous act of teaching. Her absence is still felt by many, but her dream lives on through those whose lives she has touched all over the world.
The Zainab Damji Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship for an undergraduate student within the Individualized Study major who has advanced beyond freshman year, has above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, wishes to pursue a career in some form of education (this could include after school programs, adult learning, citizens science, etc.), and who has demonstrated leadership and service to an identified community. Each year the scholarship fund awards $1,000.00 in scholarship to a student with the above qualities. Past recipients have gone on to exceptional graduate school and professional accomplishments.