To be eligible for the ISF Policy Scholarship, applicants must: be Muslim or active members of the Muslim community; be enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the U.S. by August (or employed full-time in an ISF Supported Field and a part-time student at an accredited university in the U.S); be an undergraduate (at least an incoming junior or senior) or of graduate standing (master's, PhD, or law degree); be pursuing a supported major for this specific scholarship; be maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA; and be a U.S. citizen, DACA recipient, or permanent U.S. resident. Applications run from November until the due date.
Since 2009, ISF has awarded 575 scholarships to American Muslim scholars studying and working in fields with the greatest impact on public opinion and policy, including political science, government, public policy, international relations, and public administration. Policy-related scholarships range from $3,000-5,000. 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.