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When it comes to paying for college, Muslim students face a few challenges. One is the rising cost of college which is around $17,237 at public schools. Another is that the financial concept of interest-based loans (‘riba’ in Arabic) or usury is not allowed within basic Islamic teachings. As such, taking out a student loan is not an option for those who adhere to faith and tradition. But scholarships are not loans. The money comes free as long as you abide by the terms. As such, they may be a viable resource for Muslims hoping to attend college. Some awards are for Muslim students pursuing a specific major. Like finance, economics or math. There are also general scholarships that support higher education, regardless of major.

Fadel Education Foundation Grant

Only non-incarcerated Muslim U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. The selection of successful candidates for awards is based on a combination of need and merit. Grant selections are completed by mid-July. You will not be notified. You must check the website to see if you received an award.

Total: $3500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  May 31

Dr. Ilyas Ba-Yunus Award

The Dr. Ilyas Ba-Yunus Award Scholarships will be given to students exhibiting a strong commitment to Islamic activism, involvement in their MSA or local equivalent Islamic organization, concern for the American muslim community, and outstanding academic goals and achievements.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  June 14

Naziruddin Ali Award For Excellence

MSA National is a non-profit organization that strives to facilitate networking, educating, and empowering the students of today to be citizens of tomorrow’s community. To achieve these goals, MSA National organizes dozens of events and programs annually. The Naziruddin Ali Award honors its namesake. Naziruddin Ali is a pioneer of Islamic activism in the United States, Naziruddin Ali’s exemplary dedication to the Muslim American community is illustrated by his lifelong association with MSA Natio...

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  June 14

Amana Mutual Funds Scholarship

The Amana Mutual Funds Scholarship is available for Muslim American students pursuing a college education in the United States.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 15

Plainfield Muslim Women for Better Society Scholarship

The Plainfield Muslim Women for Better Society Scholarship is available for One Plainfield High School senior and one full-time Indianapolis Islamic High School senior.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 15