Scholarships

We will start accepting scholarship applications for the 2017 academic year on November 1st, 2016. Please like us on Facebook and join our email list for updates.

Minimum requirements to apply for a scholarship:
Muslim or active member of the Muslim community;

Enrollment at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2017;
Majoring in an ISF supported major;
Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average;A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.;
An undergraduate (sophomore/junior/senior) or of graduate standing (includes PhD) by August 2017.

TO STAY FOCUSED ON OUR MISSION, WE DO NOT SUPPORT HEALTH, ECONOMICS, ENVIRONMENT, AGRICULTURE,  FOOD, PSYCHOLOGY, ENGINEERING, EDUCATION  OR BUSINESS RELATED MAJORS. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T SUPPORT PUBLIC POLICY WITH A FOCUS ON HEALTH OR LAW WITH A FOCUS ON BUSINESS.


Additional Scholarships:

ISF offers many joint and sponsored scholarships with partner organizations, masjids, student/alumni associations and private sponsors that share its mission and vision. Applicants who are associated with any of our joint scholarship programs should make that selection on the online application.
Community Sponsored Scholarships are ONLY open to community members of the sponsoring Islamic Centers. 
ISF-MCA Scholarship (Open to MCA Community Members)
ISF-SRVIC Scholarship (Open to SRVIC Community Members)
ISF-SBIA Scholarship (Open to SBIA Community Members)
ISF-MCC Scholarship (Open to MCC Community Members)
ISF-IIOC Scholarship Program (Open to IIOC Community Members)

MSA and Alumni Sponsored Scholarships are ONLY open to students of the sponsoring universities or colleges indicated below:

ISF-UC Irvine Muslim Alumni Scholarship (Open to UC Irvine Students)
ISF-Bayan Claremont Scholarship (Open to Bayan Students)
ISF-MSA West Scholarship (Open to 2016 MSA West Conference Attendees)
ISF-MuBANY Scholarship (Open to New York based law students)


HOW TO APPLY: 

1. Access the online application. (Application will go live on 11/1/2016)

2. Fill out the online application and submit all supporting documents before the deadline.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

  • Application Form
  • Resume
  • Video Introduction
  • Essay questions
  • College transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation by a professor, mentor, religious leader or employer
  • Work samples


 

 

How many scholarships will ISF award in 2016 and what are the amounts?

For the last 7 years, ISF has awarded 160 students nearly half a million dollars. in 2015, we awarded $140,500 in scholarships and film grants. Our goal is to award 40-45 scholarships in 2016 ranging from $2,000-$5000.

What is the scholarship program timeline?

ISF accepts applications in November for a period of 5 months. The deadline to submit a complete application is March 21st. The Selection Committee will review applications from April-June. All applicants will be notified of the results by end of June. The public announcement will be made in early July and award checks will be sent out shortly after that.

Is the program open to international students?

The program is only open to students who are a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.