Mohannad Rachid – 2017 Recipient

Major: Journalism
Degree: M.S.J.
School: Northwestern University
Sponsor:
Abdul Sattar Rydhan Memorial Fund

 

 

Message to Supporters: My name is Mohannad Rachid and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous award. Your generosity to empower the Muslim Community will, inshallah, benefit you in this life and the after. I will be starting my Masters of Science in Journalism at Northwestern University this fall. I am beyond excited to attend a prestigious institute that will equip me with skills to follow my passion and dreams. My life goal is to give back to my community and assist in giving my community its own voice in these United States.            

Since the crisis began in Syria, I’ve been very involved with with non-profit and humanitarian work. I served as a Coordinator for the Syrian American Medical Society for 8 months after graduating from Loyola University Chicago in 2015. I’m also a dedicated volunteer for organizations such as Karam Foundation, Hope For Syria and Zaakat Foundation and have helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations. During my college career, I served on the board of Students for Justice in Palestine for 3 years. I also was heavily involved in the MSA. I am also the Media Co-Chair for the annual MAS-ICNA convention, one of the biggest Islamic conventions in North America where I manage a team of 20+ volunteers. 

Bio: Mohannad Rachid is currently pursuing his Masters of Science in Journalism at Northwestern University. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Finance. Being a first generation Syrian-American Muslim, Mohannad has been very involved with the crisis happening in Syria. He partook in a Humanitarian trip to Liberated Syria in 2013 and served as a Coordinator for the Syrian American Medical Society for 8 months after graduating. He’s also helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations through online fundraisers for Karam Foundation. During his college career, Mohannad was very involved with the Muslim Student Association and the Students for Justice in Palestine group. Mohannad wants to assist in giving his Muslim community its own voice and hopes to host his own show at a prime time spot in the near future.

Areas of Interest: 
Film, TV, Digital Media, Censorship, Dialect, Religion

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