Why Hadeel Abdallah Wanted to Create a New UK Scholarship

Why Hadeel Abdallah Wanted to Create a New UK Scholarship


I’m passionate about human rights. I’m passionate about criminal justice reform. I’m passionate about refugee and migration
study issues. My first goal is to become a human rights
lawyer and then after that career is launched, I want to start my own philanthropy organization
that helps underrepresented students. Winning a scholarship meant a lot to me. The William C. Parker Scholarship pretty much
changed my life because instead of thinking about how I’m going to be paying for school
or, you know, what career do I have to pick so that I could pay off my loans as quickly
as possible, I was able to think about what I wanted to do and what career I wanted to
go into and the life that I wanted to pave for myself. In today’s world, it’s extremely difficult
to be able to attend university if you don’t have previous financial means set up for you
to be able to go. Thinking about how much it costs, not just
to pay for your classes but for your books, your food, your transportation, your housing. That’s an incredible amount of burden to
put on one person. And I think every single student who wants
to obtain an education deserves to. So I came up with the idea for the Bilal ibn
Rabah Scholarship, which is a scholarship for students from diverse backgrounds who
are going to become the change makers of our world. The idea behind it was not only to provide
a source of financial help but it was also to break these barriers. It was also to get the Vice Mayor’s office
and the mosque and the University of Kentucky working with one another. It was also to build fellowship and friendship
between these different parts of the community and the hope is that the Bilal ibn Rabah Scholarship
would end up being its own little community. The majority of the support for the Bilal
ibn Rabah Scholarship comes from the Muslim community, but it is by no means just for
Muslim students. It’s open to underrepresented students,
it’s open to students who have gone through maybe a specific obstacle that they’ve overcome. Just because you’re born with certain financial
needs, that shouldn’t prohibit you from taking advantage of all of the amazing opportunities
that the University of Kentucky has to offer. I don’t ever want a donor to give money
without believing in the cause of the scholarship. I think that if you genuinely think you could
help pave a path for someone else or you can help change their life, donating would be
a way for you to give back to the community. You’re allowing somebody to purse a dream
that they probably otherwise would not have been able to pursue because of financial burdens
that have been put on them. We intend for every single Bilal ibn Rabah
scholar to become a change maker in society. So not only would you alleviate financial
burdens from deserving students, but you would also be contributing to the future Bilal’s
of the world.

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