The following 6 scholarships are offered through ISNA. You can apply for them here.
Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship
Given his strong belief in the value education, Dr. Shakir arranged for a scholarship fund to be established to support freshmen students in their first year of higher education
- Twenty Students Awarded $1000 Each
- Any Field of Study
Aziz Jamaluddin Scholarship
Given his strong belief to have a generation of educated Muslims to speak out and communicate the true meaning of Islam in all types of media, the Jamaluddin family arranged for a scholarship fund to be established to support five students each year throughout their education in the fields of Journalism and Political Science.
- Ten Awards of $4000
- Journalism or Political Science
The Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Scholarship
The Islamic Society of North America is pleased to have been selected by Dr. Hamid Sheikh to host an endowment dedicated to a scholarship in Islamic Studies and/or Journalism the name of his mother Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh.
- Award varies
- Islamic Studies
Plainfield Muslim Women for Better Society Scholarship
One Plainfield High School senior and one full-time Indianapolis Islamic High School senior that meet the following criteria will be awarded $500 each:
- GPA: 3.5 and above
- American Citizenship and Permanent Residency
- A minimum of 20 hours of community service
- Majoring in a field related to human services
- Two letters of recommendation; one from a high school counselor and one from a community leader
- Student must demonstrate a previous history in helping other students (e.g. mentoring a student, or standing up against bullying)
One full time Islamic School teacher and one weekend Islamic School teacher that meet the following criteria will be awarded $250 each to attend the ISNA Education Forum:
- First time attendance at the Education forum
- Prior service as a teacher in the school for at least 2 years and committed to serving for at least 1 additional year
- Letter of recommendation from the school principal
- Demonstration of the following values: care, competence, teamwork, respect and patience
- Must agree to help transfer knowledge gained to other staff at their institution upon return
- Involvement in community service is highly recommended
Islamic Development Bank Loan Scholarship
The IDB Scholarship is offered mainly for Medicine and Engineering but the following areas of study are also included: Pharmacy, Nursery, Nutrition, Veterinary, Dentistry, Medical Technology, Agriculture, Food Technology, Forestry, Fishery and Computer Science. (If Engineering is chosen, the branch of Engineering preferred must be mentioned as well).
- Five scholarships of $15,000 each year for four years will be awarded.
- Students need to have proof of admission in the above areas in order to be eligible
Amana Mutual Funds Scholarship
Amana Mutual Funds endeavors to align investments with principles. They follow a value-oriented approach consistent with Islamic finance principles. Providing this scholarship through the Islamic Society of North America, allows AMANA Mutual Funds to continue to build upon its principles and provide further support for the American Muslim community.
- One Award of $2500
- Finance, Economics, or Mathematics
A Hero for Humanity
Essay / Podcast Contest
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Who can participate? Students enrolled at U.S. high schools and colleges, including home school students and exchange students.
Why participate? This global education initiative features important history with lessons for today. Learn about the Middle East and Islamic culture through the legacy of humanitarian Emir Abdelkader (1808-1883). His powerful and non-threatening example of Islamic leadership in compassion and highest moral values counters stereotypes and inspires learning about cultural literacy, civility, tolerance, and understanding.
We will start accepting applications on November 1, 2019.
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.
This year we have opened up the application process to ensure that all Muslim filmmakers are eligible for consideration. We review and consider the submission of all candidates regardless of experience, career statues or individual achievements.
- Project may be a narrative feature length, short film, animation or documentary. Web-series are not accepted.
- Filmmaker must film at least 50% of the project in the U.S.
- At least one member of the creative team must be Muslim
- The content must have Muslim characters or themes
- Filmmaker must have US Citizenship.
Award Recipient will receive:
- Cash grant up to $20,000 to be awarded for each category.
- Creative support from an industry professional during creative process
- Networking opportunities with industry professionals
- ISF Screening after completion of the film
The next grant cycle is for July 2020-June 2021. Applications should be available on this website in February 2020. The deadline is likely to be in May 2020.
The annual awards program will in sha Allah distribute approximately $20,000 in grants, in total, to new applicants. Renewal recipients typically receive, in total, between $20,000-$25,000 in grants each year.
The awards are distributed on a need/merit basis up to $3,500 a year for post-secondary education.