3 Muslims Among NY Times Scholarship Recipients There are three Muslim high school seniors among New York Times Scholarship awards for the year 2007. The awards are given to top students from New York City. This year 1300 students from 300 public, private and parochial schools applied. two-month preselection process whittled that number to 157, and then, in late January, a group of editors and reporters from The Times, as well as former scholarship recipients, selected 37 finalists. The winners were chosen last month after a weeklong round of interviews. The Muslim students in the list are Sana Khalid, Harmain Khan, and Sarah Taslima. (More detailed profiles will be published in upcoming editions of the TMO) Each will receive a four-year scholarship of up to $30,000, a six-week summer job at The New York Times Company and a laptop computer. The students are also paired with mentors from The Times and offered advice during their time in college from Roger Lehecka, an educational consultant and former dean of students at Columbia College, the undergraduate liberal arts school at Columbia University. 9-12 March 15, 2007 by TMO 0 comments 6 viewson *The Muslim Observer, 9-12, Community News Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus Pinterest Linkedin Mail this article Print this article Next: BBC Reports Building 7 “Salomon” Collapse 23 Minutes Early Previous: Save the US Ummah!