Last year, MuBANY partnered with the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) to give financial support to a Muslim law student and encourage him or her to pursue a leadership role in the legal profession. Through generous donations from our members(that’s you!), we were able to raise over $4000 towards the scholarship. Together, we can meet this goal again!
Noran Elzarka, the winner of last year's scholarship, is such a great example of a leader in the making. She is active in the International Refugee Assistance Project at CUNY Law, the National Lawyers Guild Parole Preparation Project, and the Brooklyn Defenders Service. She also serves as a dean for the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, where she helps build spaces of sisterhood and social justice for young women of color. Below, Noran shares her thoughts about winning the scholarship:
Receiving a scholarship from MuBANY has been extremely rewarding as a law student. I have received not only financial support but a community that I am looking to personally and professionally grow alongside and I am so grateful for that. I have been able to connect with law students and attorneys across New York City and learn from their experiences and their work. MuBANY has been instrumental in my development as a hopeful attorney and has helped me feel a sense of community.
To date, ISF has selected scholarship recipients from a pool of talented students from 39 states,135 universities, and 119 majors. This year, 49 recipients are receiving a total of $148,000 which brings ISF’s total scholarships awarded to $650,000 since 2009.
The complete list of 2016 ISF Scholarship recipients can be found here.
MuBANY wants to see more Muslims pursuing a leadership role in the NYC legal community! That's why we're asking you to make a donation* to the 2017 ISF-MuBANY Scholarship.
*Note that all donations are tax deductible.