Since 2009, ISF has been providing scholarships, internships, fellowships, and film grants to students majoring in law, policy, film, and media with the goal of empowering American Muslims who are shaping public policy and influencing public opinion.
The goal of the fellowship is for participants to work in congressional offices and to become well-versed in the creation and implementation of policy. In addition, fellows will learn how to shape policies in a way that is inclusive and doesn't undermine the needs of any marginalized group.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate potential in impacting public policy and working for the government,  alignment with the ISF mission and vision, excellent communication, and leadership.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR THE MUSLIM CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP:

  • Muslim;
  • Graduated from an accredited university;
  • U.S. Citizen, U.S. green card holder, or DACA recipient;
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience in the field of policy.
  • Applicants should have a proven commitment to policy-making and public service.

This program offers a salary of $30,000 for the 9-month fellowship. For more information, visit our website.

Since 2009, ISF has been providing scholarships, internships, fellowships, and film grants to students majoring in law, policy, film, and media with the goal of empowering American Muslims who are shaping public policy and influencing public opinion.

The goal of this paid internship is for interns to work in congressional offices to become well-versed in the creation and implementation of policy. In addition, interns will learn how to shape policies in a way that is inclusive and which doesn't undermine the needs of any marginalized group. Further, practitioners in the field will answer the question of how policy can remedy injustice. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate potential in impacting public policy and working for government, alignment with the ISF mission and vision,  excellent communication, and leadership.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR THE MUSLIM CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP:

  • Muslim;
  • Enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. or graduated within the last one year;
  • Majoring in an ISF supported major;
  • Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average;
  • U.S. Citizen, U.S. green card holder or DACA recipient;
  • An undergraduate student (incoming junior-senior) or of graduate standing (excluding Ph.D.)
  • Applicants should have proven commitment to policy-making and public service.

Be sure to learn more about the program's eligibility and requirements on our website.

What is ISF's mission and why do we provide merit-based scholarships?
Our mission is to increase American Muslim representation in media and politics in order to improve public opinion and public policy. We are achieving that goal by empowering students and professionals through academic scholarships, film grants, mentorships, internships and fellowships.

How many scholarships has ISF awarded in the past?
Since our founding in 2009, we have awarded $2.3 million to 528 alumni, with 63 alumni receiving multiple award receivings.  Scholarships ranged from $3,000-$10,000. 


What is the scholarship program timeline?
ISF  starts accepting applications in November for a period of 5 months. The deadline to submit a complete application is March 21st, 2023. The Selection Committee will review the applications from April-May.  Finalists will move to the next round and receive remote interviews in June. The final decisions will be made in July and scholarships will be awarded shortly after.  
Is the program open to international students?
At this time we are only able to accept U.S. citizens, DACA recipients, and green cardholders.

To learn more, check out our website:
Law Scholarships
Policy Scholarships
Film Scholarships
Media Scholarships


Minimum requirements to apply for the ISF Scholarship:


• Muslim or active member of the Muslim community;
• Enrollment full-time at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2022; OR employed full-time in an ISF Supported Field and a part-time student at an accredited university in the U.S.;
• Majoring in an ISF Supported Field;
• Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average;
• U.S. Citizen, U.S. green card holder, or DACA recipient;
• Undergraduate (incoming junior or senior) or graduate/PhD

The ideal candidate will demonstrate potential in impacting public opinion, alignment with the ISF mission and vision, excellent communication skills, and leadership.

Islamic Scholarship Fund