Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence

Deadline

The provost will collect all completed application materials at the end of the Fall semester. An exact deadline is not yet announced.

Purpose

The Ali-Zaidi Award is funded through the generous donations of Dr. Syed R. Ali-Zaidi in honor of his father. Each of the fourteen PASSHE universities submits one nominee to the PASSHE chancellor, who then determines the single PASSHE Ali-Zaidi Scholar. Award recipients receive a medallion and $1,000 award.

Eligibility

Undergraduate student at one of the fourteen PASSHE universities.

Apply To

Nomination Packet should consist of the following:

  1. A nomination letter from the IUP president
  2. An essay written by the nominee addressing how IUP prepared him/her for the next career step and what that next step will be. (The essay should not exceed two double-spaced pages using 12-point type.)
  3. The nominee's most recent official transcript
  4. The nominee's vita or resume
  5. Two letters of recommendation from university faculty

Criteria for the Award - Each nominee will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Outstanding academic performance in the academic major and in other areas of study
  • Recognition of scholarship by members of the university faculty
  • Participation in extra/cocurricular activities during undergraduate years
  • Quality of the nominee's essay