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Top 21 Scholarships for Muslim Students in June 2023
Islam is the world’s second-most popular religion, with its followers making up about 25% of the world’s population. There are many scholarships for Muslim students– some are designated for students studying in any field, while others are reserved for those who are pursuing Islamic education or another field relating to their religion.
Keep on reading to find the best scholarships for Muslim students — scroll through to find a perfect fit, regardless of your field of study!
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- Top scholarships for Muslim students
- How to win scholarships for Muslim students
- Additional resources
- Other scholarship lists to explore
Top 14 Scholarships for Muslim Students in June 2023
The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:
- The scholarship requires a fee to apply
- The scholarship requires paid membership in an organization (with certain exceptions for reputable trade organizations and others)
- Student are required to sign up for a site or service to apply*
- The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
- The scholarship website has many grammatical errors and/or advertisements
- The scholarship or scholarship providing organization seem untrustworthy
- There is no evidence the scholarship was previously awarded
- The scholarship has not been awarded in the past 12 months
- There is no available contact information
If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!
* There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.
$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship
The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to…Show More
$2,000 Nitro College Scholarship – No Essay
Easy scholarship from Nitro College open to all high school, college, community and graduate students.
Niche $15,000 No Essay Scholarship
Open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.
Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir Scholarship
Are you a Muslim-American high school senior with impressive leadership and community service experiences? If so, consider applying for the Dr. Abdulmunim A. Shakir scholarship! This scholarship is open to…Show More
Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Scholarship
The Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Scholarship is funded by the Islamic Society of North America, an organization that fosters the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and…Show More
AMANA Mutual Funds Scholarship
The AMANA Mutual Funds Scholarship is funded by the Islamic Society of North America, an organization that works to unite and develop the Muslim community across North America. Each year,…Show More
Islamic Scholarship Fund Film Grant
Are you a Muslim student interested in filmmaking? If so, consider applying for the Islamic Scholarship Fund Film Grant! The grant is open to Muslim students wanting to make a…Show More
Annual Award Program
The Annual Award Program offers grants ranging from $800 to $3,500 to deserving individuals who demonstrate both merit and financial need. Eligibility is limited to non-incarcerated Muslim U.S. citizens and…Show More
Dr. Adawia Alousi Scholarship Fund
The Dr. Adawia Alousi Scholarship Fund is funded by the Center for Arab American Philanthropy, an organization that focuses on “building vibrant societies by uniting and strengthening the collective power…Show More
Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Media Scholarship
Are you an Arab-American college upperclassman or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in a media-related major? If so, consider applying for the Dr. Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications…Show More
Islamic Scholarship Fund Media Scholarship
Are you an American Muslim scholar interested in having an impact on public opinion and policy? You might consider applying for Islamic Scholarship Fund Media Scholarship! Undergraduate (junior or senior)…Show More
Arab American Leadership Program (AALP)
The Arab American Leadership Program (AALP) is funded by the Center for Arab American Philanthropy, an organization that focuses on “building vibrant societies by uniting and strengthening the collective power…Show More
Dr. Philip M. Kayal Fund for Arab American Research
The Dr. Philip M. Kayal Fund for Arab American Research is funded by the Center for Arab American Philanthropy, an organization that focuses on “building vibrant societies by uniting and…Show More
Account SPARK STEM Scholarship Fund
The Account SPARK STEM Scholarship Fund is funded by the Center for Arab American Philanthropy, an organization that works to strengthen the impact of Arab-American giving through education, asset building,…Show More
How to win scholarships for Muslim students
Scholarships are free money to help you pay for your higher education! This is why it is so important for you to take the time you need to complete your scholarship applications.
One of the main ways that you can stand out in your scholarship applications is through your essays. Scholarship essays represent an opportunity to tell your story and show the scholarship committee how you will make an impact in the world.
Scholarships for students who practice Islam will be espeically interested in the role of religion in your life. It can be a a good idea to emphasize how Islam has influenced you as a human being. This can include how different Islamic principles have influenced your daily life and other decisions you’ve made. As you begin to draft your essays, you can spend some time reflecting on your relationship with the Islamic faith and what it means to you.
Once you’ve done your reflection, it’s time to begin writing your essays! Check out our guide on how to start a scholarship essay, and another on how to write a winning scholarship essay. Here are a few more helpful resources for writing successful scholarship essays:
- How to write an essay about yourself
- Guide to writing a “Why do you deserve this scholarship?” essay
- How to write a 250 word essay
- How to write a 500 word essay
Additional resources for Muslim students
On October 1st of every year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens nationwide. Students should complete the FAFSA to be eligible for federal student aid which includes grants that don’t need to be repaid, as well as federal student loans, and work study.
Muslim Student Association
This national association is dedicated to the furthering of education for Muslim students. You can check out its resources and consider joining to plug into a nationwide network of Muslim students.