Scholarship Program

Applications close March 21, 2020



  • 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.


  • Application Form
  • Resume
  • Video Introduction
  • Essay Questions
  • College Transcripts
  • Work Samples
  • Two letters of recommendation by a professor, mentor, religious leader, or employer  

Program Timeline

November to March – Accepting applications

ISF starts accepting applications in November for a period of 5 months. The deadline to submit a complete application is March 21, 2020.

April to May – Applications Reviews

The Selection Committee will review the applications from April-May.

June – Phone Interviews

Finalists will move to the next round and complete phone interviews in June.

July – Scholarship Awarded

Final decision will be made in July and scholarships will be awarded shortly after.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many scholarships has ISF awarded in the past?

For the last 11 years, ISF has awarded 394 scholarships and grants a total amount of $1.3 million. In 2019, it awarded $227,580 and scholarships ranged from $3,000-$10,000.

Is the program open to international students?

The program is only open to students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Do you support any majors other than media and politics?

To stay focused on our mission, we do not support health, economics, environment, agriculture, food, psychology, engineering, education or business related majors. For example, we don’t support public policy with a focus on health or law with a focus on business.

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