We are delighted to announce the AKUAANA-JRM Scholarship Fund for AKUMC students on Financial Aid that are seeking electives in North America. This fund has been made possible by a partnership between AKUAANA and the JRM Foundation for Humanity, a philanthropic organization established by two of our own alumni, Dr. Fahim Rahim, ’97 and Dr. Naeem Rahim, ’98.
Many AKU alumni have had the opportunity to do electives in the US as AKUMC students and remember these rotations as invigorating and eye-opening academic experiences. However, many others with otherwise excellent transcripts have faced significant financial constraints and have not availed these opportunities. The AKUAANA-JRM Scholarship Fund will provide financial support to such students seeking electives in North America in the future.
Students being awarded scholarships will be asked to spend 4 weeks of their final year electives rotation at an under-served site in Pakistan and will be provided an amount of $2500 per awardee to defray expenses related to additional electives they arrange in North America. In addition to financial support, we will link these AKUMC students to alumni in North America to provide mentor-ship, advice and career guidance.
The JRM Foundation will provide $25,000 to AKUAANA to administer this scholarship fund initially and will make available an additional $25,000 dollar-for-dollar match for any funds raised by us.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in mentoring or would like to help in any other way.