Muslim Scholarships

Islam is a large and rapidly growing faith globally. Despite Islam’s status as one of the most widely practiced faiths on the planet, in the United States, Muslims are still a religious minority. Luckily, as members of a religious minority, Muslim students are eligible for a number of scholarship opportunities and other sources of financial aid designed to foster diversity on college campuses.

Additionally, the Islamic community wants well-educated members, and thus provides Muslim scholarships to help students of this faith pay for school. Scholarship awards are available for a variety of Muslim students based not only on faith, but also on academic performance and financial need. For a complete list of Muslim scholarships for which you may qualify, as well as other sources of scholarship money not affiliated with religion, conduct a free college scholarship search on and take the first step towards funding your education.

Aziz Jamaluddin Scholarship in Journalism
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The Aziz Jamaluddin ISNA Scholarship Program was established because of the strong belief in the need of Muslim students pursuing journalism. Mr. Jamaluddin noted the long history of biased media reporting and felt that there has been a lack of voices representative of Islam inside mainstream American media. His continuing dedication and focus on helping the needy and promoting education and [...] More

Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
Need a financial boost? ISNA proudly announces the Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship Program, which awards 20 scholarships of $1,000 each based on merit and academic achievement for students entering their first year of undergraduate study.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be entering freshman year in college
[...] More

Islamic Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: April 06, Annually
ISF’s goal is to encourage Muslim students to pursue a college or post-graduate degrees in humanities, social sciences, liberal arts and law through awarding annual scholarships of $1000-$10,000 to deserving students.


Scholarships are awarded to Muslim students who have been accepted to top- ranked four-year colleges and universities for undergraduate and post-graduate studies [...] More

Last Edited: November 2015

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