Dr. Abdus Saleem Family Scholarship

A Financial Boost

Each year, five scholarships of $10,000 each are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership experience and volunteer service.


  • G.P.A of 3.5 or higher. (Exceptional candidates with lower grades will also be considered)
  • Entering Freshman in College
  • Majoring in the areas, but not limited to medical technology, oil and energy, computer science, journalism, or business administration
  • American Citizenship or Permanent Residency

Application Materials

Application Form Essay Question: Reflect your personal point of view on the most significant challenge or accomplishment of Muslims in America and its value to your life. Letters of Recommendation (2 required) EFC Report from your FAFSA CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Biography of Dr. Abdus Saleem

The Dr. Abdus Saleem Scholarship was established due to Dr. Saleem’s firm belief in the value of education. Dr. Saleem received his medical degree from the King Edward Medical School in Pakistan. After completing his residency training in 1972, he joined the faculty at Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania as an assistant professor of pathology. Dr. Saleem joined the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas as an associate professor of pathology in 1976 and became a full professor there in 1988. While at Baylor, he was the Chief of Pathology and director of the fellowship program in hematopathology. Dr. Saleem is a member of several professional organizations, including the College of American Pathologists and the American Society of Hematology. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Association of Clinical Scientists. Dr. Saleem joined The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization in 2004, and received his faculty appointment at the Weill Cornell Medical School in 2005. Return to Scholarships