Muslim Scholarships

Islam is growing rapidly across the globe. Despite being one of the most widely practiced faiths on the planet, Muslims are still a religious minority in the United States. However, there are scholarship opportunities available to Muslim students. The Islamic community wants their members to be well-educated and some Muslim organizations provide scholarships to Muslim students who need help paying for school. Also, many college campuses offer more financial aid to minority students to foster campus diversity.

For a complete list of Muslim scholarships, as well as other scholarships, conduct a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com and take the first step towards funding your education.

Avicenna Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • We welcome all current US high school juniors who are Muslim students and who want to be leaders and mentors for the next generation to apply. We are particularly invested in helping financially disadvantaged and underrepresented groups - our scholarship is both merit and need-based.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

IFC-UC Irvine MSU

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ISF offers many joint scholarships to Muslim Student/University Alumni groups that share its common mission and vision. ISF is honored to work with the UC Irvine Muslim Alumni Association to host the ISF-UCI Muslim Alumni Scholarship to enable UCI students to achieve their goals in higher education. The program aims to seek to reciprocally reward active leaders in the Muslim Ummah, who have the [...] More

ISC-IIOC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-IIOC scholarship of the Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC).

    Eligibility:
    -Active member of the IIOC
    -Attending an accredited university in the U.S.
    -Majoring in an ISF-supported field of study
    -Maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA
    -A citizen or permanent resident of [...] More

ISF National Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity founded in 2009 whose mission is to address the under-representation of American Muslims in the fields and occupations that influence public opinion and make public policy. Our belief is that fostering education and improving Muslim representation in all walks of life including media and politics will lead to full integration and [...] More

ISF-MCA Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-MCA Scholarship of the Muslim Community Association of the Bay Area, MCA. The ISF-MCA Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with the MCA.

    Each eligible applicant must be:
    -Active member of the MCA
    -Attending an accredited university in [...] More

ISF-MCC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-MCC Scholarship of the Muslim Community Center East Bay, MCC. The ISF-MCC Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with the MCC.

    Each Eligible Applicant Must Be:
    -An active member of the MCC
    -Attending an accredited university in the [...] More

ISF-MSA West Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • ISF offers many joint scholarships to Muslim Student/University Alumni groups that share its common mission and vision. ISF is honored to work with the MSA-West to host the ISF-MSA West Scholarship.

    Eligibility:
    -Be attending an accredited MSA West member university in the U.S. and attended the MSA West Conference
    -Majoring in an ISF supported field of study
    -Maintaining a minimum 3.0 [...] More

ISF-SRVIC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ISF offers many joint and sponsored scholarships with partner organizations, masjids, student/alumni associations and private sponsors that share its mission and vision. SF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-SRVIC scholarship of the San Ramon Valley Islamic Center (SRVIC). The ISF-SRVIC Scholarship program is only [...] More

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Last Reviewed: May 2018

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