Media · Communications · Writing
Since 2009 ISF has funded American Muslim scholars studying and working in fields with the greatest impact on public opinion and policy, including media studies, communications, and writing. Media scholarships range from $2,000-5,000. 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.
- 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
- Application form
- Video introduction
- Essay questions
- College transcripts
- Work samples
- Two letters of recommendation by a professor, mentor, religious leader, and/or employer
Past Awarded Scholarships
Scholarships ranged from
$3,000 - $10,000
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.
ISF Eligible Majors
- Film and Television Production
- Media Studies
- Pring and Digital Journalism
Law and Related Fields
- Law (Public Interest Law)
- Human Rights Studies
Public Policy and Related Fields
- International Relations/Affairs
- Political Science
- Public Policy (Social Justice-Civil Rights)
- Public Administration (Government)