ISF’s Selection Committee which is composed of university professors, non-profit organization leaders and community members with years of experience in the academic and non-profit world review and score applications from April to June. Applicant finalists with the highest score are scheduled for web-based video interviews during the month of July. Final selections are made and all applicants are notified end of July.
Scholarships ranging from $2,000-$10,000 will be awarded end of July. The amount of each scholarship will be determined based on ISF’s funding and applicants’ qualifications. With certain exceptions, ISF’s policy is to send checks directly to an applicant’s university. Exceptions can be made if the awards affect the applicant’s financial status.
Within one year upon receiving an award, all awardees must agree to complete a certain number of hours of volunteer service in their respective field of studies under the supervision of ISF. Such service shall include conducting a minimum one-day workshop within the awardees local Islamic community, with a career counseling section for teenagers, representing ISF supported fields of study on panel discussions, providing mentorship to younger students, and engaging with the ISF Family and network of alumni recipients.
ISF scholarship recipients can also volunteer with organizations that offer services related to a student’s major. Since internships are essential to bridging the gaps between the academic and professional world and also complement ISF’s scholarships, we have facilitated many exciting and challenging internship opportunities with a broad range of organizations.
Time commitment: A total of 40-100 hours depending on the amount and type of scholarship. For example, a $3,000 scholarship may require 50-60 hours/year.
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Applicants must be accepted by or attend a top-ranked four-year college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies. They must be practicing Muslims and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must have college junior standing or higher and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4. Applicants should be active members of their communities. Selection is based on academic record, school and extracurricular activities, extenuating circumstances and a personal interview.