Scholarships for Young People

By Ron Fanfair

Ron Fanfair


41 Division

Gabriel Nool, 18, aspires to be a police officer.

The Scarborough Academy for Technological, Environmental and Computer Sciences at WA Porter Collegiate Institute graduate will attend Centennial College to pursue the Police Foundations program.

“I like watching crime scene television series and helping people,” said Nool, who was among 10 high school graduates in 41 Division presented with $1,000 scholarships on July 6.

Aneeqah Muhammad appreciates the scholarship as she makes the transition from high school to university.

The 18-year-old David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute graduate has enrolled at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management.

“This means a lot and is coming at the right time for me and my family,” said Muhammad. “I am honoured.”

Her career goal is to be in Business Information Technology.

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Gabriel Noel and Aneeqah Muhammad are both pursuing post-secondary education this Fall Photo: Ron Fanfair

The 41 Division Community Policing Liaison Committee (CPLC) raised the funds for the scholarships.

“As these young people prepare to embark on the next chapter of their life, this monetary assistance will assist them and their families,” said 41 Division Superintendent Warren Wilson.

Susan Lil and Holly de Jong co-chair the 41 Division CPLC.

“We have students in our community who are doing well in and out of the classroom and deserve some recognition,” de Jong said.

Several area business, including the Arrow Group of Companies, contributed to the scholarship program.

“We are very happy to be given an opportunity to be part of this,” said co-founder Shaemin Ukani. “It is a great partnership between us and the police division to assist young people and their families in this community.”

The other scholarship recipients were Mohammad Zien Aleid, Marva Nuri, Rudra Dey, Rithik Kumanan, Mussaddiq Mojaddedi, Andrew Priestley, Uzma Sadek and Mutammim Darkar.


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