ISF is leading the way to increase American Muslim presence in positions that matter in policy, media, film, and law--fields with the highest impact on public opinion and public policy. But we can't do this vital work without you. Join the ISF family. Support an ISF changemaker today.

ISF Virtual Annual Banquet

Please join us for an inspirational and motivating night as we discuss ISF's impact and accomplishments and announce our 2021 Film Grant recipients!

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Our Programs

Through our Scholarship Program, Film Grant, Congressional Policy Internship, Judicial Internship, and Congressional Policy Fellowship, ISF is increasing representation where it matters most.

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Our Awards

Since 2009 we have awarded $1.9 million in scholarships and grants and helped place American Muslim scholars in positions that impact public policy and opinion in media, film, law, government, and more.


Get Involved

Help ISF build a world where race, culture, and religion are no longer barriers to equity and equality. Create a scholarship, donate monthly, become a mentor, or join our Endowment Fund Sustainers Circle.

Our Cycle of Support

ISF's Cycle of Support begins by awarding scholarships to accomplished undergraduate students and graduate-level scholars pursuing master's, PhDs, or law degrees. From there, we offer prestigious internships and fellowships, accompanied by peer-to-peer mentorship support and networking opportunities. Our Cycle of Support and incubator model has yielded tremendous results over the past 12 years.

Our Mission

ISF increases American Muslim representation in media and government to improve public policy and public opinion. We believe that the interests of our community can only be protected if we have a seat at the table. 


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Our Impact

The Islamic Scholarship Fund empowers American Muslim leaders in policy, law, media, and film to create a world where race, religion, and culture are no longer barriers to equity and equality. ISF scholars are agents of change at the epicenters of institutions that impact public opinion and policy.
To learn more, watch our Impact Video below,and/or visit our Impact Page.

"By building a network of Muslim American professionals through ISF, we are
expanding our ability as a faith community to actualize our collective potential."

Afraz Khan
2016 Scholarship Recipient

"We need many more American Muslims who are devoted to careers in social justice. ISF is one of the few organizations supporting this agenda"

Dr. Maha Hilal
2012 Scholarship Recipient

"It is important that we step up to the plate and
take control of our narrative or someone else will."

Mohammed Fazeel
2017 Film Grant Recipient


Support the next generation of American Muslim changemakers. Explore ways to give, get involved, or apply to our programs.

Our Program Fields

Fatoumata Waggeh (2)

Scholarship application is open

Ali Kareem. Film

Spring 2022 Film Grant application now open

Sahar Jahani. Media (1)

Scholarship application is open. Deadline is March 21st

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Fellowship applications now open 

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