The Annemarie Schimmel
Scholarship

  
 
 
 
 
Old Scholars

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 scholars have followed regularly, in many different fields.


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

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 

Currently working as Lecturer,
Building Services Engineering,
School of the Built Environment and Architecture at London South Bank University. 

11

Zahra Mahmood

2002 
MSc Prosthodontics
Eastman Dental College
University College London

Associate 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

Country Director, Sightsavers International in Islamabad 

14

Sharea Ejaz 

2004

MSc Dental Public Health
King's College 
London University


Completed PhD from Queen Mary University London 



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

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 PhD 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

Currently working as a UNFPA advisor in Islamabad

20

Mehreen Shahid

2012
MSc Public Policy

Oxford University

Consultant at Mckinsey & Company

Founder of the Safe Delivery Safe Mother Initiative which aims to reduce maternal mortality in Pakistan

21

Sahar Ahmed

2013

LLM

SOAS

Achieved distinction and declared Best Graduate of the year

Currently pursuing a PhD from Trinity College, Dublin

Author of the Pakistan chapter of the State of Minorities Report 2018

22

Murk Komal Memon

2014
MSc Climate Change and Environmental Policy

Leeds University

Currently pursuing a PhD at the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Sheffield

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

University of Edinburgh

Currently pursuing her degree in the UK

25

Midhat Adnan

2018

MSc in Amputation and Prosthetic Rehabilitation

University of Southampton

Midhat will proceed for her degree in the fall of 2019

 

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….