The Annemarie Schimmel
Scholarship

  
 
 
 
 
Old Scholars

Scholar Profiles

The Annemarie Schimmel scholarship was founded in 1988, initially only for students of Kinnaird College but later opened for women from across Pakistan.

 The first scholar went abroad in 1990 and since then nineteen more in different fields have followed.



Name

Year Of Scholarship, Name Of Degree Obtained And University

Achievements And Current Work

1

Dr. Narmeen A. Hamid

1990

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

MSc Community Health in Developing Countries

PhD in Social Medicine

Now works as a Health, Gender & Development Consultant in Lahore

2

Salma Shah


1991 
MSc Epidemiology 
Oxford University 

Now doing research work in Switzerland

3

Farhana Wazir Khan



1993 
MPhil in English Literature
Shakespeare Institute
University of Birmingham

Completed PhD in English
Now teaching at University of Karachi as Associate Professor

4

Fatima Zehra Hassan



1994 
PhD in Islamic Art
The Prince's School of Traditional Arts London 

Currently visiting faculty at the Princes School of Traditional Arts, UK

Visit her website for more information on her work and achievements
http://www.effzedd.co.uk/

5

Jacqueline Dias



1995 
MEd Nursing Education
Cardiff College
University of Wales

Received Star Award 2009
Millennium Lifetime Award in Nursing and Midwifery

Excellence Award for Education in 2013

Now working as Nurudin Jivrar Assistant Professor and Director Post RN BScN and Blended Learning, Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery

6

Parveen Mahmood



1997 
MA English Language 
University of Birmingham 

A role model for those who are visually challenged 

Works as a lecturer in English in Rawalpindi

7

Zunaira Ansari



1998 
PhD Optic And Laser Physics
Imperial College
London University

Did post-doctoral research at University of Freiburg in Germany

Now working with a firm in Germany

8

Naumana Amjad



1999 
MPhil Psychology 
University of Warwick 

Completed PhD from Warwick

Runs a group called Narcotics Anonymous 
Works on anger management and conducts 'happiness workshops' 

Teaches in Applied Psychology Department at Punjab University

9

Maryam Bibi



2000 
MPhil in Social Policy 
University of York 

Recipient of numerous national and international awards 
Among 1000 women from all over the world nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 
Received honorary doctorate from the University of York 

CEO of Khwendo Kor, an NGO working for women's empowerment 

10

Shazia Farman Ali



2001 
MSc Process Systems Engineering: Energy Systems & Thermal Processes 
Cranfield University 

PhD in Multiphase Flows 
Now a Professor in the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.


Currently in Northern Ireland for Fellowship of Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

11

Zahra Mahmood



2002 
MSc Prosthodontics
Eastman Dental College
University College London

Continues to upgrade her professional portfolio with courses in medical education.

Working as Assoc. Professor at Fatima Memorial College of Medicine and Dentistry

12

Munazza Naqvi



2002 
MSc Environmental Change and Management 
Oxford University 

Works as a Program Officer for Environment in UNDP Islamabad


Humphrey Fellow at University of California Davis 2013-2014.

13

Munazza Gilani



2003 
Bio-medical Engineering with major in Rehab Engineering

Works for people with disabilities

Currently Country Director at Sightsavers International in Islamabad

14

Sharea Ejaz



2004

MSc Dental Public Health
King's College 
London University

Did community work and research for improving dental public health in rural areas of Pakistan
PhD from Queen Mary University London


Worked as researcher in a project titled 'Interventions to prevent hazardous work and occupational exposures in teen-aged workers in low and middle-income countries: practice, research and policy implications', based in Finland
Now working in Lahore

15

Maliha Zia Lari



2005 
LLM in Human Rights
SOAS, London University 

Has worked on drafting of the Domestic Violence Bill, in support of the Sexual Harassment and the Workplace Act 2010, among other work

Currently working with a private law firm as an associate

16

Asma Amanat



2006 
MSc Mathematics Education by Research Science and Mathematics Education Centre, Glasgow University

Now working as an IB Program Head at a school in Lahore


17

Amina Malik



2007 
MSc Aerospace Vehicle Design, Cranfield College of Aeronautics & School of Engineering
University of Cranfield

She is currently working and pursuing a full time Ph.D at the Institute of Air Transportation Systems Germany

18

Javeria Aslam Khan



2010 
MSc Electric and Electronic Engineering 
Imperial College 
University of London 

Currently working as Senior Design Engineer at Plumgrid, Islamabad office, which is a silicon valley company and one of the very few that is investing in Pakistan at the moment. She is also a visiting lecturer for engineering courses at FJWU.

Here is a link to her professional profile on LinkedIn:

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/javeria-khan/92/a2b/387

19

Sharifan Bibi


2011

Masters in Public Health

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Now working with UNFPA in Islamabad as a Midwifery Advisor

20

Mehreen Shahid

2012
MSc Public Policy

Oxford University

Working this year at Health Matters, The Clinton Foundation, New York

21

Sahar Ahmed

2013

Master in Human Rights

SOAS

Achieved distinction and declared Best Graduate of the year

Currently working for a law firm in Lahore before departing for a PhD

22

Murk Komal Memon

2014
MSc Climate Change and Environmental Policy

Leeds University

Teaching at Mehran University

23

Priyanika Jesrani

2015

MSc Physio-therapy studies:
Advancing neuro-muscular practice

Nottingham University

Currently completing her degree

 

The Schimmel Scholars are giving back

When the Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship was started, Mrs. Zoe Hersov had shared her belief:

"All work is as seed sown; it grows and spreads and sows itself anew”

To validate her belief, the Schimmel scholars started the ‘Zoe Bibi Education Fund’ in 2012 in honour of Mrs. Zoe Hersov. It has an annual award, which is given preferably to women students at teacher training institutes, with the prayer that good teachers will spread the seeds of education all over Pakistan. It is also given under special circumstances to any cause which furthers education or reaches the under-served or marginalized sections of the population.

Since its inaugural year it has reached out to women in FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sind and Balochistan. Support has also been provided to a school for blind girls in Lahore. From 2016, it aims to start an inter-provincial scholarship to encourage harmony and understanding between provinces of Pakistan. Moreover work will also be done to pilot a small action research project for health workers in under-served communities.

With the grace of God, the fund will continue to grow and spread and sow itself anew….