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, University and degree

Current status

1

Dr. Narmeen A. Hamid

1990

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

MSc Community Health in Developing Countries

PhD in Social Medicine

Working as Health, Gender & Development Consultant in Lahore

Co-founder of The Grief Directory

2

Salma Shah


1991 
MSc Epidemiology 
Oxford University 

Working in Switzerland

3

Farhana Wazir Khan



1993 
MPhil in English Literature
Shakespeare Institute
University of Birmingham

Completed PhD in English
Working at University of Karachi

4

Fatima Zehra Hassan



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

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
PhD in Nursing Education 2016

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

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (UK)

6

Parveen Mahmood



1997 
MA English Language 
University of Birmingham 

A role model for those who are visually challenged 

Worked as a lecturer in English in Rawalpindi. Now retired.

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' 

Taught in Applied Psychology Department at Punjab University. Now runs her own consultancy group.

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 

Humphrey Fellow at University of California Davis 2013-2014.


Currently working in Bonn, Germany with UNCCD.

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 as an international consultant

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

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

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 in the Silicon Valley, US.

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

Working as an advisor in Islamabad

20

Mehreen Shahid

2012
MSc Public Policy

Oxford University

Working with an international consulting firm in Karachi.

21

Sahar Ahmed

2013

LLM

SOAS

Achieved distinction and declared Best Graduate of the year

Currently pursuing a PhD from Trinity College, Dublin

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 working as Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with NHS in the UK.

24 Sidra Bashir

2017

Masters in Public Health

Sidra will proceed to the UK for her degree in the fall of 2018

 

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 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 to other causes or deserving candidate in other disciplines with the aim to reach the under-served or marginalized sections of the population.

Since the Fund's inaugural year it has reached out to women in FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sind and Balochistan. Educational support has also been provided to girls with disabilities.

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