LAW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The next application cycle will open at the end of 2021.

Law · Legal Studies · Human Rights

Since 2009 ISF has funded American Muslim scholars studying and working in fields with the greatest impact on public opinion and policy, including law, legal studies, and human rights. Law scholarships range from $5,000-10,000. 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.

Eligibility

  • Muslim or active member of the Muslim community
  • Enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. by Fall semester
  • An undergraduate (junior or senior) or of graduate standing (master's, PhD, or law degree)
  • Majoring in an ISF-supported major
  • Maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident

Requirements

  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Video introduction
  • Essay questions
  • College transcripts
  • Work samples
  • Two letters of recommendation by a professor, mentor, religious leader, and/or employer

Past Awarded Scholarships

For the last 12 years, ISF has awarded

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In 2020, ISF awarded

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Scholarships ranged from

$3,000 - $10,000

Program Timeline

  • 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.

FAQs

ISF Eligible Majors

Film

    • Acting
    • Film and Television Production
    • Theater

 

Media

    • Media Studies
    • Writing

 

Journalism

    • Journalism
    • Print and Digital Journalism

 

Law and Related Fields

    • Law (Public Interest Law)
    • Human Rights Studies

 

Public Policy and Related Fields

    • International Relations or Affairs
    • Political Science
    • Public Policy (Social Justice-Civil Rights)
    • Public Administration (Government)