Law · Policy · Film · Media
Since 2009 ISF has funded American Muslim scholars studying and working in fields with the greatest impact on public opinion and policy. Our scholarships range from $3,000-$10,000. Our goal: to improve negative portrayals of Muslims in the news, increase the number of Muslim policymakers, and invest in the creation of positive and engaging stories about American Muslims.
- Muslim or active member of the Muslim community
- Enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2023; OR employed full-time in an ISF Supported Field and a part-time student at an accredited university in the U.S;
- An undergraduate (junior or senior) or of graduate standing (master's, PhD, or law degree)
- Studying an ISF-supported major
- Maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA
- A U.S. citizen, DACA recipient, or permanent U.S. resident
- International Relations
- International Affairs
- Political Science
- Public Policy (Social Justice & Civil Rights)
- Public Administration (Government)
- Anthropology (Ph.D. only)
- Sociology (Ph.D. only)
- Public Interest Law
- Human Rights Studies
- Media Studies
- Broadcast Journalism
- Print Journalism
- Digital Journalism
- Film and Television Production
- Application form
- Video introduction
- Essay questions
- College transcripts
- Work samples
- Two letters of recommendation by a professor, mentor, religious leader, and/or employer
Past Awarded Scholarships
Scholarships ranged from
$3,000 - $10,000
November to March - Accepting Applications
ISF starts accepting applications in November for a period of 5 months. The deadline to submit a complete application is typically in late March.
April to May - Application Reviews
The Selection Committee will review the applications from April-May.
June - Phone Interviews
Finalists will move to the next round and complete phone interviews in June.
July - Scholarship Awarded
Final decision will be made in July and scholarships will be awarded shortly after.