Sinan Othman Scholarship

2023-2024 Recipient Statement:
Razzan Quran, MSc, M.Psy

Degree Type: Doctor of Psychology, Psy.D.

Graduate Program: Doctorate in Professional Psychology at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University.

I am grateful and honored to be awarded the prestigious AMWRRI’s 2023-2024 Sinan Othman Scholarship. This scholarship will help me continue to develop my work with Muslim patients, especially in a climate of rising Islamophobia, and increased polarization within the Muslim community.

The scholarship will help me afford the George Washington University tuition costs associated with my pre-doctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston University where I will be working at two sites: Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR) and the Wellness Recovery After Psychosis (WRAP). Once I complete this final stage of my doctoral studies, I intend to work with BIPOC and Muslim-identified clients. Following a couple of years of establishing a practice in the U.S., I intend to move back to Palestine and work with the community that sparked my interest in mental health. The ability to serve these populations and invest time and labor to cultivate meaningful and locally informed interventions is necessary.

I take pride in holding myself accountable to the lived realities of those who face oppression. I commit my life to the right for all people to access mental health support regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, class, ability, and sexual orientation. This scholarship will be integral in funding my exposure to nuanced approaches, advanced research methods, and my capacity to work with Muslim individuals. This scholarship does not only springboard my professional career but also provides a stepping stone to my vision of those I hope to serve in my future clinical practice.

Warmest regards,

Razzan Quran

MSc, M.Psy, & Licensed Psychology Associate

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