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Noor Inayat Khan Interfaith Community Service Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Postal stamp of Noor Inayat KhanThe UNF Interfaith Center is proud to present the Noor Inayat Khan Interfaith Community Service Award each spring to two outstanding students. Each winner receives a tuition scholarship in the amount of $500 and a commemorative award.    

 

This scholarship was made possible by generous contributions from members of the Jacksonville community and is intended to recognize the significant voluntary community service focused on advancing interfaith cooperation, women’s equality or social justice provided by student leaders.

 

Applicants must complete the application (Word) and submit a short essay (500 words or fewer) telling their inspiring interfaith, women’s equality or social justice community service story. Applications can be submitted digitally via email to Matt Hartley at m.hartley@unf.edu or in person to the Interfaith Center (Building 2/Suite 1400). Check back for our deadline for next year's scholarship. 

 

The scholarship winners are presented at the Department of Diversity Initiatives’ annual Diversity Gala.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

  • Significant voluntary community leadership that focuses on advancing interfaith cooperation, women’s equality or social justice 
  • A full-time (12 credit hours) student in good standing 
  • A minimum 2.75 G.P.A. 
  • Must be enrolled for the Fall of 2018 as a full-time (12 credit hours) student at UNF 
  • Candidate applications are screened by a committee comprised of the UNF Interfaith Center staff in consultation with two UNF faculty or staff members and/or individuals active in the Jacksonville interfaith community. 

About Noor Inayat Khan
Noor Inayat Khan was a young Muslim heroine who joined the British network of spies sending coded messages between England and the French Resistance. The daughter of a Sufi Master from India and an American mother, Noor grew up in a Sufi interfaith center in Paris, where she was living when the Nazi invasion occurred. Resisting numerous opportunities to escape to safety, Noor's selfless dedication to aid the resistance (and save countless lives) ultimately cost her own.