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Exceptional Muslimah

2019 Scholarship Recipients

 

Exceptional Muslimah Scholarship

Changing Their Outcomes through Education. Etiquette & Equality

Islamic Social Services of South Jersey, is committed to investing our efforts and resources into our youth in order to build a stronger future for the Muslim community. Exceptional Muslimah Scholarship Banquet measures our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements. When our youth succeeds so do we! Many Religious denominations support a variety of scholarship programs, at both the national and regional level. Some of these programs are strictly limited to members of specific congregations, while others are open to all practicing members of that religious faith. These faith-based financial aid programs are often sponsored by Christian and Jewish colleges or private endowments. In some cases, scholarships may be funded and administered by local church foundations or faith-based civic groups. Despite being one of the most widely practiced faiths on the planet, Muslims are still a religious minority in the United States. There are very few Muslim communities who are offering scholarship programs and less than a handful, especially for Muslimah. The Islamic Social Services of South Jersey, seeks to not only promote higher education but also reward our girls for their many sacrifices to achieve spiritual, academic and social balance. Our daughters are faced with many challenges as they navigate through their high school years. It is our hope that this organization and many like it, will secure the proper funding to assist them on their next journey in life. Each year graduates will be chosen to receive The Exceptional Muslimah Scholarship for their overall achievements and dedication. We ask that you donate generously to this cause. It is only through donations that we are able to accomplish this goal.

 

Exceptional Muslimah

A Distinct Identity

Join us for a day of celebration. Exceptional Muslimah is the highlight of our program year, as we gather to celebrate the Exceptional Muslimah of our community. We will give scholarships to three young ladies, and honor young girls who are excelling. This year we will be introducing the Exceptional Muslim Women of the Community Award.

 
 

July 23, 2019

Lailah Lea is a young woman who has exhibited motivation and a commitment to excellence at an early age. She was the valedictorian of the 8th grade graduating class of 2015 of Hatch Middle School in Camden, NJ.  She also won a championship as a member of the Hatch girl...

July 6, 2019

Ms. Sajwa Aiesha Pasha is a young lady with tremendous drive. She has blossomed into a mature, intelligent, hardworking, young adult who defines what an Exceptional Muslimah is. Sajwa’s esteemed qualities make her well known in various communities in Southern New Jerse...

June 10, 2019

It is rare to meet a student with as much compassion and self-awareness as Sana. Her resilience, positivity, and humor are especially astounding given the number of responsibilities she has being the eldest of six siblings. As a young Muslim woman, her strength of char...

July 19, 2018

Esma Duka's academic prowess often places her at the head of the class in every subject. She has received accolades for maintaining an impressive GPA which score includes grades from AP and Honors courses she has taken. What captures my attention the most about Esma, a...

July 7, 2018


Amna is goal oriented, ambitious and enthusiastic. In school she is a member of the National Honors Society, Muslim Student Association, debate team, athletic training and student counsel. Amna holds the positions of MSA president and class counsel treasurer. In her c...

June 29, 2018

Naajia was nominated for her exceptional character and academics. Naajia is a senior at Dr. Brimm Medical High School in Camden, N.J. She is number 4 in her class of 54 students with a GPA of 4.3. Naajia is her mother's eldest child and attends high school with her onl...

August 14, 2017


Inas's high school years were a roller coaster. She accomplished so much these passed 4 years MaSha Allah. During freshman year, Inas was homeschooled , and after completing 9th grade she went on a beautiful and exciting journey to Palestine where she had the chance t...

July 11, 2017



Islam has always been a big part of Kiezcha's life after being introduced to Islam in the 7th grade and taking her Shahadah. It was a life changing 

experience for her. Through Allah's mercy, she was able to accomplish all the goals she set out for herself. Throughout...

June 18, 2017


Moving to a foreign country at the age of five was a huge feat for Deizah. She not only had to learn a new language, in two dialects, but also had to adapt to a new culture. Even so, she still managed to accomplish a lot both socially and academically. Upon returning...

August 22, 2016

Instead of the traditional four years in high school, Sasha was able to condensed her time in high school down to three years, graduating her junior year. Her SAT score was 1930, which placed her amongst the top 25% of the whole country. She received the Presidential V...

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2019 Exceptional Muslimah, Lailah Lea

July 23, 2019

2019 Exceptional Muslimah, Sajwa Pasha

July 6, 2019

Ms. Sajwa Aiesha Pasha is a young lady with tremendous drive. She has blossomed into a mature, intelligent, hardworking, young adult who defines what...

2019 Exceptional Muslimah, Sana Farhat

June 10, 2019

It is rare to meet a student with as much compassion and self-awareness as Sana. Her resilience, positivity, and humor are especially astounding given...

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 Exceptional Muslimah Banquet

Exceptional Muslimah, A Distinct Identity

Promoting life long learners starts early and it is never to early to spark your daughters interest for higher education. By nominating girls now for their accomplishments we start them on the path of scholarship. Our #1 goal for the Exceptional Muslimah Banquet is to celebrate our girls. 

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