Scholarships

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline to submit a complete application is March 21, 2020.

Minimum requirements to apply for a scholarship:
Muslim or active member of the Muslim community;
Enrollment at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2020;
Majoring in an ISF supported major;
Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average;
A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.;
An undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing (includes PhD) by August 2020.

TO STAY FOCUSED ON OUR MISSION, WE DO NOT SUPPORT HEALTH, ECONOMICS, ENVIRONMENT, AGRICULTURE,  FOOD, PSYCHOLOGY, ENGINEERING, EDUCATION  OR BUSINESS RELATED MAJORS. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T SUPPORT PUBLIC POLICY WITH A FOCUS ON HEALTH OR LAW WITH A FOCUS ON BUSINESS.

HOW TO APPLY: 

1. Access the online application.

2. Fill out the online application and submit all supporting documents before the deadline.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

 

    • Application Form
    • Resume
    • Video Introduction
    • Essay Questions
    • College Transcripts
    • Work Samples
    • Two letters of recommendation by a professor, mentor, religious leader, or employer

What is ISF's mission and why do we provide merit-based scholarships?

Our mission is to increase American Muslim representation in media and politics in order to improve public opinion and public policy. We are achieving that goal by empowering students and professionals through academic scholarships, film grants, mentorships, internships and fellowships.

How many scholarships has ISF awarded in the past?

For the last 11 years, ISF has awarded 394 scholarships and grants a total amount of $1.3 million. In 2019, it awarded $227,580 and scholarships ranged from $3,000-$10,000.

What is the scholarship program timeline?

ISF starts accepting applications in November for a period of 5 months. The deadline to submit a complete application is March 21, 2020. The Selection Committee will review the applications from April-May. Finalists will move to the next round and receive remote interviews in June. Final decision will be made in July and scholarships will be awarded shortly after.

Is the program open to international students?

The program is only open to students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.