Scholarship Winners

The Zahir family has been involved with IMANA since the 70s and each family member has made a profound impact to further IMANA’s mission. Learn more about why the Zahir family is passionate about being a part of IMANA.

The following members of the Zahir family are featured in this video:
Dr. Syed Zahir, IMANA Past President
Dr. Khalique Zahir, IMANA Board Member
Dr. Lubna Zahir, IMANA Life Member
IMANA Volunteers:
Zain Zahir
Sara Zahir
Rhea Zahir
Zaib Zahir

Iman Mahoui

Awarded $5,000 in the Field of Medicine in 2021

“Alhamdullilah, all praises and thanks be to God. I am grateful and honored to have been awarded the IMANA scholarship, and I am determined to support my community the way it has always uplifted and elevated me.”

Momitul Talukdar

Awarded $5,000 in the Field of Pharmacy in 2021

“I’d first like to thank Allah, for He has graced me with opportunities that are not of my hand nor any other human hand. I would also like to thank IMANA for this award, it is quite the honor to be receiving this scholarship.”

Basant Sallam

Awarded $5,000 in the Field of Dentistry in 2021 

“I am very grateful for being awarded this generous scholarship! Thank you for believing in my vision of my career. I hope to one day give back to another student through the program just as I was awarded.”

Brian M. Tromp

Awarded $5,000 in the Field of Allied Health in 2021

“I am incredibly grateful to be chosen as the allied healthcare recipient for the IMANA Scholarship. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honor, and I am deeply appreciative of your support as I begin attaining my doctorate in physical therapy! I would not be here today if it were not for my faith, work ethic and support from family and friends throughout my high school and undergraduate experience. Thank you again for your support in helping me further my education.”

Safi Khattab

Awarded $5,000 in the Field of Medicine in 2021

“It’s an honor being a Muslim Arab and receiving a scholarship from an organization such as IMANA. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to become a major part of IMANA as a physician in the future!”

Ahmed Gawash

Awarded $5,000 in the Field of Medicine in 2022

“Alhamdullilah. Thank you very much to the IMANA Scholarship committee and the donors of the medical scholarship for providing this scholarship to medical students such as myself. This scholarship will go a long way to aid me in tuition and question banks for the upcoming school year. Furthermore, this scholarship has inspired me to host my own scholarship after my residency graduation for students in need like myself. Thank you again for this scholarship.”

Andre Anderson

Awarded $5,000 in the Field of Pharmacy in 2022

“Words can’t describe my joy from seeing I was awarded the 2022 IMANA Scholarship, representing pharmacy. Without support from donors such as yourself, many individuals including myself may not have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. As an aspiring pharmacist, I aim to prioritize patient care and advocate for the underserved with limited healthcare accessibility. Your support has made this goal of mine closer in reach and for that I thank you!”

Emerald Karic

Awarded $5,000 in the Field of Dentistry in 2022

“When I first received the notification after school, I had to re-read the email twice! Reading the email for a second time my heart began racing and I could not contain myself and my emotions. I smiled with glee and jumped with joy! I felt as if all the hours studying, practicing, and learning I have done up to this point in my life is being recognized. Being one of the first major scholarships that I have ever been awarded in my educational path, it is a great honor and excitement to be the recipient of the IMANA Scholarship. Receiving this scholarship supports my passions and reinforces my dedication to becoming the best dentist I aspire to be. This award allows me to continue my education and commitment on being a leader and healthcare provider to all those in need. Thank you, IMANA, for believing in me and having me represent you as the 2022 IMANA Scholarship Recipient! I will continue to uphold my values as well as yours in becoming a young leader of the healthcare community.”

Shauna Cheshire

Awarded $5,000 in the Field of Allied Health in 2022

“I am so excited and thankful to receive this scholarship award. It is a great blessing to my family and me now and long into the future. Thank you so much to IMANA and the generous donors who make this scholarship award possible.”

Mahnur Khan

Awarded $5,000 from The Second Chance Scholarship 2022

“Alhamdulilah, I am so grateful and honored to have been chosen as the recipient of this scholarship! Thank you to IMANA for supporting me in my medical school journey.”

Khawla Suhaila

Awarded $2,500 from The Zahir Family Scholarship in 2022

“I appreciate the support from IMANA through this scholarship during my medical education. As I approach the interview process, I will have the financial resource to apply and visit more residency programs. I hope to contribute to my global community through medicine and public health. Thank you to this organization for supporting students in the health care field so that we can make a positive impact.”

Sara Al-Zubi

Awarded $2,500 in The Zahir Family Scholarship in 2022

“I am incredibly thankful for the support of the IMANA Scholarship and Dr. Zahir during my medical journey. It means a lot to me and I feel honored to represent my Muslim community. Islam has taught be how to be human and to love people and care for them in the best of ways. As future doctors, we are humbled that patients trust us when they are most vulnerable. This is a gift that must be taken with great responsibility. It brings me peace knowing that for the rest of my life I will be working with people on their healing and medical journeys.”

Madison Lord

Awarded $2,500 in the Fehmida & Zafarullah Farooqi Nursing Scholarship in  2022

“I am so honored to be awarded the Fehmida & Zafarullah Farooqi Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship will help me pursue my nursing career goals – including continuing my education to attain a doctoral degree and becoming an innovative, compassionate leader in the world of health and medicine.”

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