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Islamic Scholarship Fund Film Grant

Offered by Islamic Scholarship Fund

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 8, 2022
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

All Grade Levels

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

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 film project featuring American Muslim characters or American Muslim themes. Since 2014, the Islamic Scholarship Fund has offered the program to support prospective Muslim filmmakers. The Islamic Scholarship Fund offers funding, mentorship, career counseling, and professional experience to increase American Muslim representation. Recipients are awarded up to $15,000 in each category (narrative, special projects, and documentary). They also receive mentorship and networking opportunities from industry professionals to help further the advancement of their script and film. If you are a Muslim student passionate about filmmaking, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

The grant is open to students who create a film project that is either a narrative feature-length, short film, animation, or documentary with American Muslim characters or American Muslim themes. At least one member of the creative team (producer or director) must be Muslim, and at least 50% of the project must have been filmed in the U.S. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

All Grade Levels


U.S. Citizens

Academic Interest

Visual & Performing Arts, Film/Video Production

Religious Affiliation


Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must first submit a 1-2 page Letter of Interest. If accepted, students will then be moved to the Appliction stage and asked to submit an online application, a written proposal, a 3-4 minute pitch video, work sample, a script or outline, and the below application materials.



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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Islamic Scholarship Fund at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Islamic Scholarship Fund Film Grant is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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