Volunteer Scholarships

At Islamic Relief Canada, volunteers are the backbone of the work we do.  We realize what an endeavor it is to juggle volunteering with academic commitments. To honor the dedication of our volunteers and the hard work they put in, we are proud to introduce the Islamic Relief Canada Student Scholarships. 

These scholarships are designed to acknowledge and reward post-secondary students who are dedicated volunteers of IRC and have made exceptional contributions to their institution and/or community, all while maintaining academic excellence.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian resident.

  • Have volunteered with Islamic Relief Canada for at least 15 hours between September 2023 and May 2024.

  • Have been enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in 2023-2024 and plan to continue full-time for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year.

Volunteers can apply for any of the seven scholarships available. Please note that individuals who were granted an IRC 2023 Scholarship are not eligible to reapply for the same scholarship.

All-Star Scholarship 
(2 available awards of $2000)

Awarded to an individual that has demonstrated exceptional volunteerism at Islamic Relief Canada, while upholding outstanding academic standing (GPA of at least 3.7) and greater community involvement and impact.

Academic Scholarship  
(2 available awards of $1500)

Awarded to an individual that has demonstrated exceptional volunteerism at Islamic Relief Canada, while upholding outstanding academic standing (GPA of at least 3.7).

Community Service Scholarship 
(2 available awards of $1500)

Awarded to an individual that has demonstrated exceptional volunteerism at Islamic Relief Canada and greatly benefited their greater communities as well.

Women in the Community Scholarship  
(2 available awards of $1500)

Awarded to a woman that has demonstrated exceptional volunteerism at Islamic Relief Canada and had a meaningful impact on her greater communities as well.

Black Excellence Scholarship  
(2 available awards of $1500)

Awarded to a Black individual who has demonstrated exceptional volunteerism at Islamic Relief Canada, while upholding outstanding academic standing (GPA of at least 3.7) and greater community involvement and impact.

Triumph over Adversity Scholarship  
(1 available award of $1500)

Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional volunteerism at Islamic Relief Canada while also displaying remarkable resilience in overcoming personal challenges.

New IRC Clubs Member Scholarship  
(2 available awards of $500)

Awarded to an individual who has been with IRC Student Clubs for under a year and demonstrated exceptional volunteerism with our organization.

Applications are open until July 6. Successful candidates will be contacted by July 31.

2023 Scholarship Recipients


Nashmia Anwar


Amena Thraya


Nashmia Anwar


Mohamed Sajad


Marhamah Sohail


Yasmeen Haji


Khadija Aliyeva


Aleena Haq


Ibrahim-Khalil Yaffa


Samia Dabou


Alisha Ahmed


Fatema Chowdhury

2022 Scholarship Recipients


Hiba Sher


Baithat Adeyinka


Shah Khartabil


Baithat Adeyinka


Hiba Sher


Baithat Adeyinka


Safaa Fara


Baithat Adeyinka