To be eligible for the ISF Scholarships, applicants must: be Muslim or active members of the Muslim community; have enrollment full-time at an accredited university in the U.S. by August or be employed full-time in an ISF Supported Field and a part-time student at an accredited university in the U.S.; be majoring in an ISF Supported Field; be maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average; be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. green card holder, or DACA recipient; and be an undergraduate (incoming junior or senior) or graduate/PhD. The ideal candidate will demonstrate potential in impacting public opinion, alignment with the ISF mission and vision, excellent communication skills, and leadership. Applications run from November until the due date.
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. Since our founding in 2009, we have awarded $2.3 million to 528 alumni, with 63 alumni receiving multiple award receivings. Scholarships ranged from $3,000-$10,000.