Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Isna Grants First Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Scholarship

Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Isna Grants First Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Scholarship

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THE HAJJA RAZIA SHARIF SHEIKH SCHOLARSHIP, which Is administered by ISNA, awarded Its first scholarship for 2017-18. The recipient Sara Eddekkaki is a communications major at the University of South Florida.

Eddekkaki, who now serves as president of her university's Taekwondo club, secured a second place in national Taekwondo tournament in Fort Lauderdale, at the Amateur Athletic Union in 2013, garnered much praise from her instructor in training the young pupils in the art. Her instructor noted in her letter of recommendation, "She [Sara] constantly inspires everyone around her, especially as a Muslim-Arab female who outwardly displays her religious beliefs with her hijab. She's been a great asset to the team for many years, and I believe she'll be successful in any path she chooses to lead." She has successfully launched a professional freelance art business on her own. …

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