Ike and Shahnaz Ahmed Bursary

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Ike Admed supports students in honour of this late wife, Shahnaz.

Ike Ahmed is a successful businessman and Chartered Financial Planner, as well as a volunteer, philanthropist, and a friend to Mohawk College. Students have been benefiting from his generosity for a number of years through his endowed bursary, the Ike and Shahnaz Ahmed Bursary. It is named to honour the memory of his late wife, Shahnaz, and reflects their belief in the power of education to change a life.

Ike established a bursary to benefit students with the greatest financial need. The Ike and Shahnaz Ahmed Access Bursary, was established by Mr. Ahmed and has been doubled through a matching gift. Access to a valuable Mohawk education means that hardworking, driven and talented individuals are offered the opportunity they require to be successful and – in turn – make our community a better place to live, learn and succeed.

Mr. Ahmed’s first award, the Ike and Shahnaz Ahmed Bursary, is an endowed fund which will remain in perpetuity with only the interest used to support student bursaries. The second fund was established to support students with limited means but unlimited potential, focusing on those who may have participate in the College’s Access Initiative or who have the greatest financial needs. The monies from this award will be distributed to students until the fund is depleted.

Mr. Ahmed takes great pride in the direct impact of his bursaries, helping students to complete their education, get a job and contribute to society. At Mohawk, letters of thanks from our students are sent to those who support awards, updating them on the students’ progress and success.

“Receiving letters of gratitude from deserving students is very rewarding and a humbling experience. I cherish hearing their individual stories and academic accomplishments and the excitement they share about their future! The Ike and Shahnaz Ahmed Bursary reinforces the impact and importance of philanthropy which makes it possible for young people to achieve their academic goals.”
– Ike Ahmed

If you’d like to learn more about how you can support Mohawk students through the awards program please contact:

Gena Dureault
Senior Development Officer, Awards & Planned Giving
Mohawk College Foundation
Phone: 905-575-2208
gena.dureault [at] Mohawkcollege.ca (Email Gena)


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