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About the Scholarships
How the Scholarship Program is Run
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Scholarship Program Highlights

  • In our first year (1999-2000) the AMU Alumni Association of Northern California, awarded 35 scholarships. The total amount distributed was Rs. 95,000 all to needy but bright students in Aligarh.
  • In the academic year 2000-2001, the association awarded scholarships to 97 needy and bright students at Aligarh and an engineering student at IIT Kanpur. Total amount distributed was Rs 4,44,930.
  • In the academic year 2001-2002, scholarships have been awarded to 88 needy and bright students at Aligarh and an engineering student at IIT Kanpur with the total scholarship amount of Rs 4,03,166.
  • In 2001 AMUAA donated (directed donation) Rs. 26,000 to Safia Niswa College, Aligarh.
  • In the academic year 2002-2003, scholarships have been awarded to 128 needy and bright students at Aligarh and an engineering student at IIT Kanpur with the total scholarship amount of Rs 4,79,500.
  • In 2002 AMUAA donated (directed donation) Rs. 25,000 to Safia Niswa College, Aligarh.
  • In the academic year 2003-2004, scholarships have been awarded to 219 needy and bright students at Aligarh and one student each at university of Mumbai, Jamia Millia, New Delhi, and S.M.N. I. Dental College, Samastipur with the total scholarship amount of Rs 6,93,900.
  • In 2003 AMUAA donated Rs. 25,000 to Sir Syed Public School, Dehradun.
  • In the academic year 2004-2005, scholarships have been awarded to 158 needy and bright students at Aligarh and one student at Jamia Millia, New Delhi with the total scholarship amount of Rs 4,86,287.
  • In 2004 AMUAA donated Rs. 25,000 to Sir Syed Public School, Dehradun.
  • In 2004 AMUAA donated Rs. 25,000 to Faiz-e-Aam Muslim School, Faizabad.
  • In the academic year 2005-2006, scholarships have been awarded to 174 needy and bright students at Aligarh and one student at Jamia Millia, New Delhi, with the total scholarship amount of Rs 4,01,000.
  • In the academic year 2005-2006, scholarships have been awarded to two Ph.D. students at IIT Kharagpur with the total scholarship amount of Rs ~59,000.
  • In the academic year 2006-2007, scholarships have been awarded to 124 needy and bright students at Aligarh with the total scholarship amount of Rs 6,19,000.
  • In the academic year 2007-2008, scholarships have been awarded to 97 needy and bright students at Aligarh with the total scholarship amount of Rs 3,52,000.
  • In the academic year 2008-2009, scholarships have been awarded to 144 needy and bright students at Aligarh with the total scholarship amount of Rs 4,75,000.
  • In the academic year 2008, AMUAA donated Rs ~ 1,02,000 to A.V. Inter College, Shamsabad (directed donation).
  • In the academic year 2009-2010, scholarships have been awarded to 175 needy and bright students at Aligarh with the total scholarship amount of Rs 5,53,760.
  • In the academic year 2009-2010, AMUAA awarded Rs 22,310 to 1 Jamia Millia student.
  • In the academic year 2009-2010, AMUAA awarded Rs 22,150 to Faculty toppers of Mohsinul Mulk Hall at AMU.
  • In the academic year 2010-2011, scholarships have been awarded to 98 needy and bright students at Aligarh with the total scholarship amount of Rs 3,63,000.
  • In the academic year 2010-2011, AMUAA awarded Rs 51,114 to 3 Jamia Millia student and one student at University of Pondicherry.
  • In the academic year 2009-2010, AMUAA awarded Rs 15,000 to Faculty toppers of Mohsinul Mulk Hall at AMU.
  • In the academic year 2011-2012, scholarships have been awarded to 178 needy and bright students at Aligarh with the total scholarship amount of Rs 5,89,000.
  • In the academic year 2011-2012, AMUAA awarded Rs 77,517 to 2 Jamia Millia students and one student at University of Pondicherry.
  • In the academic year 2009-2010, AMUAA awarded Rs 20,000 to Faculty toppers of Mohsinul Mulk Hall at AMU.
  • In the academic year 2012-2013, scholarships have been awarded to 100 needy and bright students at Aligarh with the total scholarship amount of Rs 4,65,000.
  • In the academic year 2013-2014, scholarships have been awarded to 111 needy and bright students at Aligarh with the total scholarship amount of Rs 5,00,000.
  • In the academic year 2014-2015, scholarships have been awarded to 120 needy and bright students at Aligarh with the total scholarship amount of Rs 6,00,000.
  • In the academic year 2015-2016, scholarships have been awarded to 140 needy and bright students at Aligarh with the total scholarship amount of Rs 6,50,000.
  • 100% of scholarship donations are used for scholarship purposes, without deducting any overheads or expenses.


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    About the Scholarships
    An important element of the AMU Alumni Association of Northern California is its scholarship program. About 200 needy, bright students are currently supported in the fields of, engineering, medicine, business administration, basic sciences, commerce, arts, etc. The scholarships are awarded from donations to the scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students regardless of their religious beliefs. There are two general categories of scholarships awarded by the Aligarh Alumni Association, Sir Syed Scholarship and Special Scholarships.

    The SIR SYED SCHOLARSHIP is awarded from a scholarship fund, which in principle is a pool of small donations (generally between $5 to $1,000). Donations to this pool are accepted any time of the year, and individuals are encouraged to donate whenever possible. The terms and conditions of the Sir Syed Scholarship are determined by the Association, and are as follows. The scholarship is awarded to students at any academic level after passing high school in any area and at all levels of education. Selection of students is based on merit-cum-means. The amount of award is determined based on financial need of the student. An initial commitment is made for one year, but the recipients are given to understand that they will be supported to the highest degree level as long as they perform well, still in need of financial assistance and the funds are available at AMUAA. Any substantial financial aid from other sources precludes the award of this fellowship. The scholarship program is a long-term project supported by donations to the scholarship fund.

    The SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS are instituted at the request of a donor, who can define the terms and conditions of the scholarship. This is a flexible program for those who wish to donate $5,000 or more either in lump sum or in installments, and either as an individual, group or organization. Scholarships are awarded on a merit-cum-means basis, and the awards are tailored to the specifications of the sponsors. However, relatives or friends of the sponsors are not eligible to receive these scholarships.

    100% of Scholarship donations are used for scholarship purposes, without deducting any overheads or expenses.


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    How the Scholarship Program is run

    A Scholarship Committee comprised of Dr. Hasan Tahir, Dr. Shaheer Khan, and Mrs. Humaira Khan runs the scholarship program. This committee reports to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the AMU Alumni Association, and is directly responsible for all aspects of the scholarship program.

    For functional aspects of the program, the committee relies upon help from Muslim Social Uplift Society (MSUS) and other local community members. Thus, at AMU the committee seeks help from such community members as Drs. A. Rahman Kidwai, Suhail Sabir, Parvez Talib and Zia-ur Rahman. These volunteers provided help in advertising the scholarships, distributing and collecting application forms, arranging and conducting applicant interviews, and advising the Scholarship Committee on selection of deserving students for the awards. The Scholarship Committee in California makes final selections. The committee monitors annual progress, and decision to continue or discontinue the award to each individual is made in California. Checks and balances are in place to assure that 100% of the funds are utilized for the scholarships, without deducting any overheads or operating costs. The Treasurer of the Association who is elected by the general body of the Association maintains the scholarship account. When the program expands to other cities, application forms would be available through local schools, colleges, and universities.

    AMUAA is thankful to Prof. Suhail Sabir (Chairman, AMU alumni affairs committee and his interview team, Provosts of various halls for their help in conducting the interviews to select the scholarship recipients. We also acknowledge the help of Prof. Sufyan Beg in interviewing the candidates at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

    Appying for the Scholarship

    Application forms for scholarships are distributed locally at the Aligarh Muslim University (Muslim Social Uplift Society, Sultan Jahan Coaching Center, New Building, Shamshad Market, Aligarh, 202001, U.P., India, Tel. #: 0571-400205). Please submit the completed application at this office. Please feel free to send a second copy to the office of the Aligarh Alumni Association in California.


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    Tax Exempt Status

    The AMU Alumni Association of Northern California was granted a tax-exempt status, 501(c)(3) designation, by the United States IRS in 2000. Our Tax ID # (94-336 6186) and other documents are available to any donor who wishes to examine them. The donations are tax exempt for the donor as well as for this organization.


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    Donations

    Individuals are requested to donate generously to support the scholarship program. You may donate small sums (usually between $5 to $1,000) which will be pooled together with similar donations from other individuals to award Sir Syed Scholarship. Alternatively, you may donate a larger sum of money to start a Special Scholarship. Please choose one of the two ways to send your donations:

    • Use your credit card:
      Please click on the following link and make online donation using your credit card.
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    • Write a check
      You can write a check to AMU Alumni Association and mail it to:
      AMU Alumni Association
      P.O. Box 4361
      Foster City, CA 94404
      USA


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