Student Resources

UCI Jummah Information

Assalamo Aliekum!!

With the hard work and conviction of AMSA UCI President Harris Ahmed, and approved by Imam Shamshad Sh., we will be having Jummah prayers every Friday at the University of California - Irvine campus, Insha'Allah.

This week Jummah will be in the Student Center at UC Irvine, in "Woods Cove Room A". 

You can park at Inn n Out next to campus (on Campus and Bridge) or Park in the parking structure on Pereira and W Peltason Drive. (Parking is 2 dollars per hour in structure)

The Student Center is at Pereira and W Peltason.

If there is trouble locating the room there are maps available on campus and people working at the Student Center can easily direct you.

Below is a link to a map of UCI, the Student Center is the big building number "113" on the corner of W Peltason and Pereira


The khutba should start at 1:30 and end by 1:45-1:50. Jummah prayer should end by 1:55-2:00 so that those that are students can make their way to class at 2 if needed.

Again thats "Woods Cove Room A" in the Student Center, at 1:30. Please come on time.
            Next week Jummah will be in a different room but in the same building, the Student Center. We will make announcements at Jummah.


If needed, please contact UCI AMSA President Harris Ahmed via txt/cell at: (951)858-3747, or via email at: harrislakers123@gmail.comPlease forward this information to anyone you know who has not heard of this blessed initiative!


Jazakallah,

Amoor-e-Tulba Secretary, LAE Jama'at
Zakaria Sayed
(909)636-8375



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Khan Academy
Provides instructional videos and test prep samples for SATs etc.  An excellent resource for those students trying to learn differing topics from Mathematics to Algebra to Physics.


 

Vol I, Issue 4
Feb 15, 2012


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videointerview 2
The video below is an interview given by Tayyab Shah, an Ahmadi freshman at Princeton University who scored a perfect 2400 on his SAT. Watch as he gives some tips about preparing for the SAT and other aspects of applying to college. 




 link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjzwh3yL9No 

 
 




Last time, we told you a little bit about the background of the SAT. Here's some more info for both parents and students to consider when beginning preparation for the SAT.

When to take the exam
 
The SATs are administered on seven occasions during a calendar year, during the months of October, November, December, January, March, April, May, and June. It is strongly recommended for a high school student to take the exam during the spring of his/her junior year. Students should register for the exam six months in advance giving way to ample for preparation. As a preparation for the test, students should first take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) which is mandated by most high schools and is usually given in the sophomore year. This prelude is an excellent indicator of where the student stands relative to the actual exam and also illustrates the student's strengths and areas of concern.
 
How to prepare for the exam
 
There are several ways a student can prepare for the exam. The most employed method is to take numerous practice tests which will elevate the scores.  Students should formulate personal goals between tests they take in preparation. Practice tests can be found on online and in prep books like Kaplan, Princeton Review, Barron’s, etc. Research shows that good scores are a result of taking practice tests consistently. Another method is to take prep classes offered by training centers, high schools, private tutors, and etc. Besides the content itself, students have to be cognizant of time management during the course of the exam. Some other tips for the exam include getting a good night’s sleep, consuming a well balanced breakfast, and trying staying stress free. Let your preparation do the talking.
 



Arsham Amirikian Engineering Scholarship
http://www.aws.org/foundation/scholarships/arsham.html
Deadline: February 15, 2012
Eligibility: US citizen. At least 18 years of age (planning to attend accredited engineering school in the US). Minimum of 3.0 GPA. Must have a minimum high school diploma or equivalent. Proof of financial need is required to qualify.

$2,500 given for the entire year. Renewable for up to 4 years if student maintains a 3.0 GPA. This award is given to an undergraduate pursuing a degree (at least four-year) in civil engineering or a welding related program at an accredited university.


The Beinecke Scholarship
http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/beinecke/
Deadline: February 25, 2012
Eligibility: US citizen or national (American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). Junior. Planning to master's or pursue a doctoral program in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Documented history of receiving need-based  financial aid.

Winners are awarded $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. Applications must go through a campus liaison.


Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
http://www.buickachievers.com
Deadline: February 29, 2012
Eligibility: High school seniors or college undergraduate students who plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business-related program.

$25,000 per year, renewable for up 4 years, for 100 students or one-time $2,000 for 100 students.
Scholarship will be given according to participation and leadership in community and school activities, interest in the automotive industry, academic achievement, and financial need.


The CUNY Science Undergraduate Research Program
http://cuny.edu/research/sr/csurp.html
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Eligibility: Currently enrolled in any 2 (must have a minimum of 30 credits) or 4 year CUNY college. Also applicable for any accredited 4-year university in the US (must be sophomore or junior).

A ten-week program (June 4 - August 10) in which students will take part in weekly seminars about scientific research  and work under a faculty mentor.  A $3,500 stipend is offered along with a monthly transit card and the option of using University housing.
Flier : http://cuny.edu/research/sr/csurp/CSURP_2012_Application_Form.pdf


Summer Research Training Program
http://www.chp.edu/CHP/student+research+training+program
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or a medical school program and have completed at least one academic year of study.

A summer program that allows to pursue biomedical research in a wide array of pediatric disciplines including Molecular Genetics, Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, Surgery, Gastroenteroly, Pulmonlogy, Neonatology and others. This program runs from June 4, 2012 until July 27, 2012.


Diversity in Vision Research and Ophthalmology Summer Internship Program
http://www.nei.nih.gov/training/diversity_in_research.asp;  www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Eligibility: Ages 16 and over who are currently in enrolled in a  high school or accredited US college or university. US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Minimum of 3.2 GPA. Coursework relevant to biomedical, behavioral, or statistical research.

Students will work with  leading research scientists to learn about eye diseases and vision disorders. Typically, interns typically work 8-12 weeks at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD or at the Twinbrook facility at Fishers Lane in Rockville, MD. This program starts in late May, or early July.


ACS Scholars Program
American Chemical Society Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Eligibility: US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Must be African-American, Hispanic/Latino or American Indian. High school (senior), College or University student (excluding seniors) with a gpa of 3.0 or higher in chemistry or science and with a chemistry related major. Applicants must be intending/already pursuing a career in chemical sciences. Must show financial need (FASFA and SAR)

Students may receive up to $5,000 per year (renewable). Awards are given according to academic history, career objective, financial need along with community service, extracurriculars, and leadership ability.



Frame My Future Scholarships
http://www.diplomaframe.com/contests/frame-my-future-scholarship-contest-2012.aspx
Deadline: March 5, 2012
Eligibility: Legal US Resident. College or university student.

Create an original piece (such as a poem or a painting) that conveys what you want to achieve in your future. $1,000 scholarships to five finalists and an additional $1,000 to the grand prize winner.



The Summer Enrichment Program for Minority Students:
SEP
Deadline: March 12, 2012
Eligibility: US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Enrolled in a Master's program for Health Administration. Minimum 3.0 GPA

A 10-12 week, paid internship for graduate students pursuing a career in Health Care Management (or a comparable degree) in a national hospital or health center. Last year, over 30 students were placed in hospitals and medical centers all over the country.

For questions or comments, contact the National Secretary Taleem at Faheem.Younus@Ahmadiyya.us

 

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