Walied Soliman is a Toronto based lawyer and partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. Walied’s deepest commitment is to his family. He and his wife Deena reside in Toronto with their children. Deena was the driving force behind the creation of their three scholarships. Her passion to help those that have been marginalized radiates into different projects within the Muslim community and beyond. An example of her commitment is felt annually by the Muslim community in the Regent Park area, where she undertakes an annual fundraising drive.
Both Walied and Deena believe that the purpose of true success is to give back to others. Despite their very busy schedules, they are passionate about mentoring youth. It is their hope that the scholarships that they have donated will serve to help youth on their journey towards greater excellence.
Number of Awards: 1
Award Amount: $5,000
Applications Open: February 1st, 2020
Applications Close: April 15th, 2020
1. Self-identify as Muslim
2. Be enrolled in grade 12
3. Have a learning disability identified by a psychologist or a medical doctor (e.g., Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, Dyscalculia)
4. Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
5. Have attained an overall average of 70% or higher in Grade 9-12, calculated from a valid high-school transcript
6. Intend to enroll in a recognized post-secondary institution in fall 2020
7. Demonstrate involvement in volunteer initiatives that have a positive impact on the Muslim community and Canadian society