Our Projects

THE SHIGAR COMMUNITY ADOPTION PROJECT


The Momina Cheema Foundation is launching the Shigar community welfare project with the help
and cooperation of the residents of the villages of Suguldo, Shigar.
This community project focuses on 3 areas:

1. Making clean water available.

Unfortunately, the water in the area of Suguldo is unclean and contains silt, which has caused health concerns including diarrhea.
To counter this issue, MCF will be working towards providing clean water which will ultimately resolve larger health concerns as well.

2. Construction of a hospital unit.

With the land donated by the people of the village, we plan to establish a hospital that will offer better health facilities for the people.

3. Initiation of an ambulance service.

MCF aims to facilitate the people of Shigar by the provision of ambulance services in the near future.
Keeping in view the goals of the Shigar project, donations for the hospital construction and ambulance procurement are highly appreciated and needed.


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Momina Cheema Law Scholarship Program


Momina Cheema Foundation was inaugurated in 2011 with its Law Scholars Program, in which we aspired to financially assist Female Students pursuing Law degrees in Pakistan. In the proceeding 2012-2013 academic session, we awarded scholarships to 23 bright students, helping them achieve their dream of pursuing Law Studies at leading Universities in Pakistan without being impeded by financial burdens or having to worry about Tuition Fees

Since the inaugural scholarships, we have expanded considerably and our list of Partner Institutions now include:

1 – University of The Punjab, Lahore
2 – University of The Punjab – Jhelum Campus
3 – University of Baluchistan, Quetta
4 – Women University Mardan
5 – Gomal University, DI Khan
6 – Mirpur University of Science and technology, Azad Jammu & Kashmir
7 – Sindh Muslim Law College, Karachi

*As of 2020, more than 145 eligible Female Students have been successfully sponsored by MCF Law Scholars Program*

Momina Cheema Medical Scholarship Program


The Momina Cheema Foundation launched scholarships for Medical Students of Faisalabad Medical University and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, in 2018.
The applicants approved by their respective University’s Scholarship Committee will each receive a scholarship of 20,000/- PKR annually.

Eligibility criteria

  • Female students currently enrolled in 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th Year, and Final Year MBBS.
  • Belonging either to Faisalabad Medical University or to Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur.
  • Students need financial assistance for tuition fees.
  • Students are not availing any other scholarships at the moment.

*As of 2020, 37 eligible Female Students have been successfully sponsored by MCF Medical Scholars Program*


Momina Cheema Foundation is working diligently to develop Scholarships for Female Students enrolled in subjects other than Law and Medical. Future Projects, partnerships, and programs will be uploaded to our Website and Facebook Page once they are finalized.  



The University of Virginia

The School of Law

The Momina Cheema Foundation has reached its initial milestone of $50,000. The University of Virginia School of Law will begin awarding the $5000 scholarship annually starting the 2014-2015 academic year. MCF intends to contribute no less than $100,000 to permanently establish the Momina Cheema Memorial Scholarship.

Scholarship Recipients:

Humza Salim (2014-2016)
Rami Koujah (2015-2016)
Muskan Mumtaz (2016-2018)

Momina Cheema, AM ’08 Memorial Graduate Travel & Research Fellowship


This fellowship establishes a fund to support the travel and research to Pakistan of graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.
Recipients of this fellowship shall be students working on research related to Islamic law, Philosophy, and/or culture. Preference for this fellowship shall be given first to students in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) Department studying Indo-Muslim Culture/Muslim Societies in South Asia and doing work in Pakistan, however; recipients may also be drawn from other departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences whose work relates to Islamic law, philosophy, and/or culture or whose studies in other fields bring them to do research and/or fieldwork in Pakistan.

Scholarship Recipients:

Daniel Majchrowicz (2012)
Sadaf Jaffer and Michal Hasson (2013)

FUTURE PROJECTS

Sponsor awards for research or presentation at a conference on Islamic law, culture, or philosophy

Travel grants for research in Pakistan to graduate and undergraduate students nationwide

Organize an annual Research-Symposium on Islamic law, culture, or philosophy