Each year, the El-Hibri Foundation offers three $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students significantly focused on advancing American Muslim inclusion. We believe that by supporting emerging leaders engaged in this work, we work toward fostering peace, understanding, and collaboration in communities across America.
Demonstrate moral courage and a commitment to advancing American Muslim inclusion and understanding, which could include (but are not limited to):
Organizing events that promote pluralism and respect for diversity,
Forming collaborative relationships to promote understanding across difference,
Challenging bigotry and Islamophobia, and
Organizing an interfaith effort;
Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S.-based accredited university;
Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and
Fulfill the application requirements below.
Students with a demonstrated need for financial assistance are especially encouraged to apply.
What are the application requirements?
All applications must include:
Three short essays describing your professional goals, what drew you to this work, and why it is meaningful to you (250 words max each);
A copy of your resume or CV;
A copy of your university transcript(s);
A letter of reference from a professor or academic advisor who can speak to your leadership, character, and accomplishments on-campus; and
A letter of reference from a current or past job/internship supervisor or mentor who can speak to your leadership, character, and accomplishments off-campus.
When can I apply?
The El-Hibri Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 2, 2016. Awards will be announced by October 24, 2016.