ABOUT ISF

ISF is leading the way in placing American Muslims in positions that matter in the fields of policy/government, law, film, and media/journalism. Through our comprehensive Cycle of Support, we offer a unique incubator model that provides funding, mentorship, and career counseling, as well as real-world, professional experience through internships and fellowships in our four fields.

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 are part of the policy-making process. ISF scholars and alumni across the country and world are ensuring our voices are heard.

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Faroukh Amin Virani

2013 Film Grantee

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Aisha Iqbal

2019 Public Policy Scholar

Our Vision

We envision a society where religion, culture, and race are not barriers to equity and equality, where all people are treated with dignity and respect and the voice of every citizen plays an integral role in creating inclusive communities that encourage participation by all.

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Our Impact

The Islamic Scholarship Fund has served the American Muslim community for over a decade. The work of our scholars and alumni spans the fields of media, journalism, film, law, and public policy. We are incredibly grateful to our supporters who are making this important work possible.

$1.5 Million in Awards

109 Alumni Working in ISF-Related Fields

430+ Scholarships & Grants

Our Team

Board of Directors

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Dr. Hamid Rezapour

Founder & President

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Ismail Mahomed

Board Secretary

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Salman Ravala, Esq.

Board Member

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Mazen Asbahi, Esq.

Board Treasurer

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Dr. Dalia Fahmy

Board Member

Staff

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Somayeh Nikooei

Executive Director

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Tina Tran

Accountant

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Angelica Malik

Development Manager

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Iman Zawahry

Director of Film Grant

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Wardah Khalid

Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor

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Lesa Robison

Development Director

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Omar Elsayed

Program Manager

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Salma Abdulkader

Administrative Coordinator

Public Policy Council

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Dr. Dalia Fahmy

Jihad Saleh

Jihad Saleh

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Judge Zia M. Faruqui

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Dr. Maha Hilal

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Mustafa Alemi

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Wardah Khalid

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DR. HATEM BAZIAN

Law Council

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Adeel Mohammadi

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Aisha U-Kiu

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Asifa Quraishi

Asma Uddin

Asma Uddin

Robert Collier

Robert Collier

Salman Ravala

Salman Ravala

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Mehwish Shaukat

Noorulain Hasan

Noor-ul-ain Hasan

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Tooba Hussain

Tooba Hussain

Shabbir Chaudhury

Shabbir Chaudhury

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Judge Zia M. Faruqui

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Salmah Rizvi

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Zahra Billoo

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Shajuti Hossain

Media & Journalism Council

Tahera Rahman

Tahera Rahman

Sharaf Mowjood

Sharaf Mowjood

Rowaida Abdelaziz

Rowaida Abdelaziz

Nesima Aberra

Nesima Aberra

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Anser Hassan

Laila Al-Arian

Laila Al-Arian

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Malika Bilal

Film Council

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Assia Boundaoui

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Michael Wolfe

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Iman Zawahry

Mahin Ibrahim

Mahin Ibrahim

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Qasim Basir

Minhal Baig

Minhal Baig

Tariq Jalil

Tariq Jalil

Musa Syeed

Musa Syeed

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