On August 9, 2015 ASSF awarded the class of 2015 recipients with
ASSF will host it’s
16th Annual Fundraising Event & Auction
on Saturday, February 13, 2016
5700 Westpark Drive Charlotte, NC 28217
Keynote Speaker Nasif Majeed
Entertainment by Kimberly Khalimah
Visit us @ www.assf.org
The purpose of the Ash-Shaheed Scholarship Fund is to provide financial assistance to a diverse group of students in the North and South Carolina area.
The mission of the Ash-Shaheed Scholarship Fund (ASSF) is to support the education of our youth. Our main objective is to financially assist high school graduates entering their first year of college. Our secondary focus is to support educational institutions.
Ash-Shaheed Scholarship Fund began as a vision of Carolyn Yasmin Saleem who experienced the struggles of putting a child through college, as her daughter would be her family’s first college graduate. Carolyn wanted to help more families in her community afford to send their children to college so she formed a committee of parents and grandparents of college students and college graduates. The ASSF committee called on their family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers for personal donations. ASSF began awarding scholarships within the Charlotte community in 2000. Since then over 74 scholarships have been awarded.
What makes this scholarship so diverse is that we give to students regardless of their race, religion, college course of study, or post secondary institution.
While operating as a small community committee for 7 years, ASSF raised funds and awarded scholarships totaling over $38,000. In 2008, ASSF became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which enabled more funding.