Committees work with CWSC governance, operations, and administrative personnel and are essential to helping CWSC effectively manage and continually improve its operations. Whether it’s developing and executing comprehensive funding programs or conducting internal audits and training, both standing and ad hoc committees are volunteers performing vital roles in helping CWSC not only sustain its operations but perform at the highest level of excellence and accountability.

Committee Description

• Designs and publishes program guidelines and eligibility requirements and administers CWSC’s College Scholarship programs.

• Recommends Scholarship award value, type, name and selection criteria for CWSC student volunteers and interns enrolled in an accredited college or university.

• Promotes the CWSC Scholarship program and selects outstanding student volunteers for annual scholarship awards with inputs from team and committee leaders, governance and administration.

• Coordinates award budget with the finance department and award presentations with Town Hall and Event Planning Committees and the Program Manager for scholarships, internships, and leadership development council.

National Committee Members

Jawairriya Abdallah-Shahid, Ed.D., United Arab Emirates, 

DrJawairriyaAbdallahShahidDr. Jawairriya Abdallah-Shahid is a principal at Abu Dhabi Education Council, the United Arab Emirates and an international education consultant, teacher and academic administrator. Her professional emphasis is Educational Theory & Practice. She is also committed to fostering Muslim-Christian dialogue and frequently speaks at interfaith forums. Her passion includes research, social activism for Muslim females and minorities, and developing private elementary and high schools that cater to Muslims and other faiths. The author of Veiled Voices: Muhajabat In Secular Schools, she is a wife and mother of three.

Aisha Kareem, Ph.D., California,

Dr Aisha Kareem

Dr. A’isha Kareem is CEO and co-founder of American Muslim 360 Radio, a retired chaplain California State Department of Corrections, and a lifelong social justice educator focused on equity for racially and socially marginalized students. As a CEO, she oversees the most popular Islamic radio station in the U.S. A former university professor, she is a published writer, playwright, distinguished lecturer, senior CWSC advisor and representative at the U.N. with The Grail, an NGO focused on the status of women, and she is a CWSC liaison with the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference, Inc. a faith-based social justice consortium for community education, advocacy, and activism.

W. Marcus Lambert, Ph.D., New York,

Dr. Marcus W. Lambert is Assistant Dean of Diversity and Student Life at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Trained in both social science methodology and the biomedical sciences, He has honed skills for developing and evaluating programs that increase diversity and inclusion in the biomedical sciences. Dr. Lambert serves as an advisor on education policy and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) mentoring programs to a number of organizations in New York City and around the United States.

Imam Dr. Askia Muhammad  New York,  




Qadir Abdus-Sabur, Ph.D., Virginia,

Dr. Qadir Abdus-Sabur is a co-founder, Muslim Teacher’s College, Tawheed Prep School & Skoolz 4 Africa and currently, serves as Director for the New African Ummah Online School. He is an affiliated scholar at the Institute of Muslim American Studies and has been actively involved in the Islamic Schools movement in the U.S. for over 30 years. He formerly served as a school principal and a director of Clara Muhammad Schools, chairman of the Council of Islamic Schools in North America and Director of Islamic Studies Curriculum Project and International Curricula Organization in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Concurrent with a 25-year career as a Computer Systems Engineer, he taught mathematics and computer programming at local colleges and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia.

Imam Rashad Shahid, Florida, 

ImamRashadShahidImam Rashad Shahid is a business specialist and consultant with an IT background. He provides support services to leading business process management and real estate firms. His professional specialties include subsidized multi-family housing compliance, public-private sector liaison, non-profit program development, technical writing, contract and grant administration. A community and civic leader, he is a former City of Jacksonville Human Rights Commissioner. He represented Florida’s Muslims as an executive aide at Florida Governor Scott’s inauguration and holds the distinction of having been the youngest person elected to lead a masjid in association with the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed. A committed community organizer, passionate about community and youth development, education and interfaith work, he is a Computer Information Science graduate of the University of North Florida.

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