ISF provides many scholarships in partnership with Muslim professional organizations that share ISF’s vision in empowering and supporting young people who are committed to building a society where religion, culture, and race are not barriers to equality. ISF is honored to work with the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association to host the ISF-CAMBA Scholarship to support law students based in the D.C. metro area in their legal education. The scholarship is targeted toward law students who are committed to strengthening and uplifting the American Muslim community.
The recipient of the scholarship will have demonstrated a strong role in his or her community through activism, leadership, and developing a vision for the community’s future. The award’s recipient must have the intention of practicing law in the D.C. area upon graduation. Additionally, the recipient must commit to 20 hours of volunteer service with CAMBA within one year of receiving this award.
Description and Eligibility:
ISF accepts online applications once a year starting in December for a period of four months.
Each Eligible Applicant Must Be:
- Muslim or active in the D.C. Muslim community
- Attending or enrolled in a law school in the D.C. metro area (D.C., MD or VA)
- Enrolled as a Juris Doctor candidate
- Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
- A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States
- A CAMBA member
- Committed to practicing law in the D.C. area in support of social justice and issues that affect the American Muslim community
In addition to the application form, the following is required from each applicant:
Essay questions on applicant’s personal goals and where applicant envisions himself/herself in the next 8-10 years.
- An official college transcript.
- As a junior college transfer, the applicant will need the acceptance letter from an accredited college or university for full-time studies indicating the student’s major.
- Two letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to the review committee
ISF’s Selection Committee which is composed of university professors, non-profit organization leaders and community members with years of experience in the academic and non-profit world review and score applications from April to June. Applicant finalists with the highest score are scheduled for web-based video interviews during the month of June. Final selections are made and all applicants are notified in July.
The recipient of the scholarship will receive a $2,500 scholarship from CAMBA and an additional $2,500 scholarship from ISF for a total scholarship of $5,000, which will be awarded in two installments for the fall and spring semester. With limited exceptions, ISF’s policy is to send checks directly to an applicant’s university.
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