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Through the generosity of our donors, the Gujarati Muslim Association of America, is able to support various programs that benefit our schools and students. Please visit the Education and Scholarship program to see updates on these programs and learn how you.

Student Scholarships

The Gujarati Muslim Association of America, awards over 20 scholarships to Gujarati Muslim Students from Gujarat, India every year. These scholarships are made possible through generous donations from community members. Each of these scholarships honors past Alumni, current Alumni, or esteemed Gujarati Muslim community members from Chicago and surrounding cities with others.

How to Apply

The application process for these scholarships is conducted through Br. Farooq Bawani from Rajkot, Gujarat and applications are available each year after summer Break. Students can pick up applications from him or contact:

Br. Farooq Bawani: 98791 88179

Other scholarships awarded by GMAA include:

  • Sameer Ranginwala, Memorial Scholarship for a student with the potential for becoming Medical or Dental Doctor
  • GMAA, Scholarship for students who always go above and beyond
  • GMAA Gold Medalists award for achieving outstanding gold medal in final years of Graduation


“I, Galeria Mustafa Iqbalbhai, student of MBA-I”. With the support provided by GMAA through Farooq Abdul Gaffar Bawani, Rajkot, I am been able to complete my graduation in management faculty from the Rajkot. I am really thankful to the GMAA for being the support to me in the time of needs. Sir, the student like me coming from the very poor family and to complete the graduation is not an easy task. Sir, I am really thankful and keep hope that your activities will never end. Because needy students' queue does not end with me as many more students are there in the long queue waiting for the aid.

Sir, I assure that after the completion of my post graduation I will be a part and parcel of GMAA. I will work honorary between native Gujarati students and GMAA. Please pray for me."

Galaria Mustafa Iqbalbhai

“I would like to thank you very much for the generous scholarship that you have given me to assist in completing my education for B.E. Computer Engineering. I can't describe in words for the donors like you when I look at myself at present. My father was a laborer in a small town Jasdan, Dist-Rajkot of Gujarat State and our family income was around Rs.3000/- (Three thousands only) per month when I was pursuing my study. It was definitely impossible to accomplish my study without the support you provided to me. At present, I am working at senior position in one of the IT company of Ahmedabad and my salary is Rs.40, 000/- (fourty thousands only) per month which is more than ten percent of earlier income of my family. Now I am able to assist my brother in his study, who is pursuing M.Sc. Chemistry at Saurashtra University Rajkot.

At last, I can never forget the donors like you who changed my wretched situation to more than the normal one. I also want to do the same for the other persons and it would be immense pride for me that I could help, teach, spread the knowledge I possess to the persons like me in our community. I wish to be a facilitator in between Muslim Gujarati students and GMAA. I pray to Allah that He may His choicest blessings upon all the members and donors of GMAA."