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Selection Criteria

The scholarships are based on the following criteria:

  • Academic performance
  • Financial need
  • Community service
Jami Omar Youth Scholarship Program

Jami Omar will be awarding four (4) post-secondary scholarships for the 2015/2016 academic year. Each award will be for $1,000. These will go to the top ranked students as decided by the Selection Committee.

Areas of Study

Any acceptable Ottawa area college or university program leading to a diploma or degree is eligible. Acceptability is determined by the Selection Committee.


Any youth who is pursuing a full-time first degree or diploma whose family income (total income of both parents of the applicant) is less than $100,000 in each of the previous two (2) years. Immediate family members of the Selection Committee or Jami Omar Shura are not eligible for these awards.

Application Process

To apply for one of the Jami Omar Youth Scholarships:

  • Obtain a Jami Omar Youth Scholarship Application Form from either Jami Omar or online at
  • Complete Personal Information, Education (both school last attended and institution you are going to attend), and Community Volunteering (where you volunteered, what you did, number of hours volunteered, name of supervisor(s), and phone number). Include additional pages as required.
  • Attach:
    • A transcript of marks for the current year of study (2014/2015)
    • Proof of acceptance into the course of study this application is for
  • Sign and date the Application Form and mail to:
    • Attention: Mokhtar Rouabhi, PhD
    • Jami Omar Youth Scholarship
    • 3990 Old Richmond Road
    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • K2H 8R5

Note: application deadline is September, 2015.

Application Form


  • Mokhtar Rouabhi  Ph:613-415-9423
  • Shafiq Mirza          Ph:613-599-7041