The ATA Award Programme is currently on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Inshallah we plan to resume in 2021
Why choose ATA?
Highlighting what our students deserve
In this day and age education level of the young members of the community has crucial and decisive role for the future of that community and society. In order to succeed in this path, the obstacles and misguidance has to be minimised for the youth to flourish.
Apart from basic religious studies that is expected from each individual member of the community, there are numerous recommendations and emphasise on further education in different branches of sciences.
Allamah Tabatab’i Award (A. T. Award) has been created to support young (GCSE & A-level) students who have succeeded in achieving the highest grades in their studies but are in need of guidance to take their next step into higher education.
Considering the positive impact of awarding and recognising the hard work of students, it is necessary to systematically identify, praise and nurture academically gifted students within our community. A. T. Award would like to establish a mechanism for students to be seen by their community, encouraging youths to educations and portraying the emphasis made by Islam on education.
what our participants have to say about ATA
Three years on, he shares his experience with ATAward…
“The AT award has given me a wealth of experiences and has enabled me to meet some of my closest friends. I’ve met people who I share, not only my faith and values but also, a respect and appreciation of academia and education. I’ve learned a great deal with them throughout the course of the AT Award journey. The highlight for me was the trip to Iran – it was a truly unique opportunity to learn and grow with like-minded people.
I’m currently in my second year at Oxford studying Engineering Science. I’m a newly elected member of the university’s Islamic Society Committee.
I look forward to reuniting with my fellow award winners at an AT Award event soon!”
Sowsan Bilal was an A-Level Award winner in 2018 and won the Bronze GCSE Award in 2016.
Having won the award twice, she now shares her experience with ATAward…
“The Allamah Tabataba’i Award is an inspiring initiative which aims to provide academic support, career guidance and spiritual enlightenment.
As part of the award I was enrolled into the mentoring scheme and met my mentor at the ‘Meet Your Mentor Day’. My mentor gave me invaluable career advice and guidance for my university application. We have remained in contact since and she continues to support my academic and personal growth.
Through ATAward I have also had the opportunity to meet other like-minded students with the same spiritual and academic aspirations as myself. In my case, spending time together during the subsidised trips, workshops and mentoring events has lead to lifelong friendships where we support each other’s spiritual growth and success.
Allamah Tabatabai was one of the greatest scholars of all time and he showed by example that seeking education can only make you stronger in faith and closer to God (sw).”
Zammurd Abbas won the Gold A-Level Award in 2017.
Nearly two years on, he describes his experience with ATAward…
“Allamah Tabataba’i award is a journey which has not only helped me to better academically but has also aided me to strengthen spiritually. There have been so many beautiful experiences through this initiative that have been priceless, ranging from meeting new and great people to being blessed with having Hawza classes in the holy shrines. I am currently studying Engineering at University College London and through the guidance of my ATA mentor, I am able to take all the right steps required to excel in this field. ATA gave me an opportunity to meet like-minded people who are making every effort to seek knowledge while living in the west. It is so beautiful when people ask me where did you meet this brother and I reply to them we became friends in the holy city of Qum.
In addition to all these many benefits, I believe that the most amazing thing behind this award is that it is named after Allamah Tabataba’i. There is no doubt Allamah’s life is full of lessons for the youth and through becoming part of this award scheme, you too can learn about this beautiful personality and implement it in your own life.
I would highly recommend anyone who is eligible, to apply for this award for you will surely not regret it.”