Waqar & Farrukh Jaffery Scholarship in Journalism

Thank you for being a valued sponsor at ISF!

As a journalism scholarship sponsor at the Islamic Scholarship Fund, you empower the next generation of American Muslim leaders to create a world where fair and equitable reporting are the norm. Learn more about your sponsored students below. We, and they, thank you for your support! Since 2009 ISF has funded American Muslim scholars studying and working in fields with the greatest impact on public opinion and public policy: law, media/journalism, film, and policy/government. 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.

Learn more about our Journalism Scholarship Program:

Your Sponsored Students


Noran Elzarka

2016 Law Scholar
City University of NY School of Law

Sidra Mahfooz

Sidra Mahfooz

2017 Law Scholar
New York University School of Law


Jalil Muhammad

2019 Law Scholar
Columbia School of Law

Zeinab Khalil

2020 Law Scholar
Columbia University School of Law

Sponsor Another Student

Because of your previous support, your sponsored students received the foundation needed to achieve academically and professionally, increasing American Muslim presence and impacting public policy and opinion where it matters most. Please consider renewing your sponsorship to further that impact. Schedule a call with ISF Director Somayeh Nikooei, renew your sponsorship today, or learn more about ISF's Create Your Own Scholarship Program. Thank you!

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