Penny Appeal USA announces new scholarship for Nonprofit Leaders

Penny Appeal USA announced today a new scholarship for current leaders working in organizations established by American Muslims.

The scholarship covers the full tuition to participate in Georgetown University’s annual Summer Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program at the McCourt School of Public Policy.

Penny Appeal USA President & CEO, Oussama Mezoui said, “ We are very excited to announce this scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to advance inclusion, build leadership capacity, and support the growth of American Muslim nonprofit organizations and institutions which do fantastic work all over the US.â€

Founded in 2002, the Certificate Program is designed to strengthen the leadership and management capacity of nonprofit practitioners. Designed as an experiential leadership lab, this program provides a stimulating and supportive climate for exploring the pressing issues that current and future nonprofit leaders face.

“The Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership is honored to partner with Penny Appeal USA to provide this scholarship,” said Associate Director, Dr. Luisa Boyarski. “As American Muslim philanthropy and nonprofits continue to grow, we want to ensure that the new leaders and organizations have the opportunity to build their capacity and collaborate with others in the sector.”

You can learn more about the Certificate Program here. Those interested in applying for the scholarship and Certificate Program, can follow the instructions outlined here. The final application deadline is April 1, 2020.

About The Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership:

In 1997, Georgetown University launched a bold initiative to strengthen America’s nonprofit sector—the creation of a new academic center, housed within what is currently the McCourt School of Public Policy, to serve as a leading education, research and training center. The Center would focus on developing nonprofit leaders and scholars, providing them with the skills and courage to effectively address social needs and civic problems. Today, the Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership is recognized globally for its academic excellence, its campus and community collaborations, and its rich work with the nonprofit field worldwide.

About Penny Appeal USA:

Penny Appeal USA is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit development organization working to alleviate poverty through providing both short-term emergency relief assistance and long-term sustainable development programs. PA USA’s mission is to bring about an equitable world by tackling the root causes of poverty while also providing emergency assistance to those in need. Launched in 2016, the organization’s approach to charity is simple, yet has a massive impact. We make charitable giving affordable and rewardable, ensuring everyone can help those in need by donating just a few pennies each day.


Oussama Mezoui
President & CEO, Penny Appeal USA

Dr. Luisa Boyarski
Associate Director, The Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership