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