Noor Inayat Khan Interfaith Community Service Scholarship
About the Scholarship
The 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or in person to the
Interfaith Center (Building 2/Suite 1400).
The scholarship winners are presented at the Department of Diversity Initiatives’ annual Diversity Gala.
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 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.