Scholarships

The 2017 scholarship application is live.  The EXTENDED deadline to submit a complete application and required documents including letters of recommendation is April 9, 2017.

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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 2017;
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 2017.

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.

APPLY HERE

 


 

Additional Scholarships:

 

ISF offers many joint and sponsored scholarships with partner organizations, masjids, student/alumni associations and private sponsors that share its mission and vision. Applicants who are associated with any of our joint scholarship programs should make that selection on the online application.

 

 

Community Sponsored Scholarships are ONLY open to community members of the sponsoring Islamic Centers. 

 

 

 

 

MSA and Alumni Sponsored Scholarships are ONLY open to students of the sponsoring universities or colleges indicated below:

 

ISF-UC Irvine Muslim Alumni Scholarship (Open to UC Irvine Students)
ISF-MSA West Scholarship (Open to 2016 MSA West Conference Attendees)
ISF-MuBANY Scholarship (Open to New York based law students)


HOW TO APPLY: 

1. Access the online application HERE.

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
      • Two letters of recommendation by a professor, mentor, religious leader or employer
      • Work samples


 

How many scholarships will ISF award in 2017 and what are the amounts?

For the last 8 years, ISF has awarded more than 200 students $657,100. In 2016, we awarded 58 scholarships and grants, a total of $183,500. Our scholarships range from $2,000-$5000.

What is the scholarship program timeline?

ISF accepts applications in November for a period of 5 months. The deadline to submit a complete application is April 9th. The Selection Committee will review applications from April-June. All applicants will be notified of the results by end of June. The public announcement will be made in early July and award checks will be sent out shortly after that.

Is the program open to international students?

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