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CAIR-SV Awards Journalism Scholarship to Muslim Students

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The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) today announced the award of six scholarships to Northern California Muslim college students. CAIR-SV officials say five of the scholarships will be used in general education, while one will be used for studies in journalism and mass communication.

CAIR-SV joined with the Council of Asian, Pacific Islanders Together for Advocacy, and Leadership (CAPITAL) – an umbrella for more than 90 organizations – in awarding five $1,000 general education CAIR-CAPITAL scholarships to:

* Samia Malik of Eldorado Hills – University of California, Los Angeles
* Samia Ghaffar of Davis – University of California, Davis (Bio Science)

* Eisha Zaid of Davis – University of California, Davis (Genetics)

* Mustafa Siddique of Folsom – University of California, Davis (Bio
* Sadia Ghaffar of Davis – University of California, Davis (Genetics,
Religious Std.)

A CAIR-SV Journalism/Mass Communication Scholarship ($2,500) is being
awarded to Zaki Hasan, a graduate student in Mass Communication at
California State University, San Jose. Hasan has produced several films on
diverse topics, including the life of American Muslim post-9/11.

“We thank CAPITAL for their support of the joint scholarship program and
congratulate the recipients of the scholarships,” said CAIR-SV Executive
Director Basim Elkarra.

The scholarship awards fulfill a pledge made by CAIR-SV at its 2003 Annual
Banquet. CAIR-SV plans to promote the study of journalism with an annual
scholarship program.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in
Washington, D.C., and has 28 offices nationwide and in Canada.

CONTACT: Basim Elkarra, CAIR-SV (916) 289-3748


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