Carleton announces Muslim Community Scholarship

March 7, 2007

Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication has announced a new scholarship, to be awarded to an outstanding student in the program who is also a member of the Muslim community, with demonstrated interest in the area of Muslim human rights in Canada.  The El-Aggan Family Muslim Community Award will be worth $4,500 annually, and is funded by a $50,000 bursary from the El-Aggan family, matched by the Ontario Trust for Student Support.  Female students will be given preference in selection.  The recipient must also have demonstrated financial need, and be either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.  The El-Aggan family hopes the scholarship "will attract young Muslim-Canadians to fairly represent their communities in the media, especially in the area of human rights." Carleton News Release