Ash-Shaheed Scholarship Fund began as a vision of Carolyn Yasmin Saleem who experienced the struggles of putting a child through college, since her daughter would be the first college graduate from her family. Carolyn wanted to help families in her community afford to send their children to college. She formed a committee of parents and grandparents to achieve this mission to help rising college students. The ASSF committee called on their family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers for personal donations. ASSF began awarding scholarships within the Charlotte community in 2000 when 2 scholarships were given. From 2000-2020, over 135 scholarships have been awarded totaling over $265,000.
We are a Non-profit 501(c)3 organization.