Muslim Scholarships

Scholarships for Muslim Students

Muslim students are high acheivers in this country.   Some of the most prestigious CEOs and business owners are from the muslim community.  To promote education and success in their community, several Muslim organizations have creating scholarships for college bound muslim students.

The Fadel Educational Foundation Schoalrship

Fadel Educational Foundation, Inc. (the "Foundation"), is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of
was founded in 1992 by members of the Fadel Family with the aim of encouraging American Muslims to pursue higher education by providing qualified applicants with monetary assistance to help them achieve their educational ambitions. Since its founding in 1992, the Foundation has distributed over $600,000 in grants to American Muslims without regard to the applicant's race, gender, sect, or ethnicity.

The Barakat Foundation Scholarships

Grants are made at the discretion of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Barakat Foundation and include:

  • To selected Muslim scholars who have already been accepted by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization.
  • University of Chicago: One scholarship of $10,000 for the doctoral program in Islamic archeology for the first year of study.  Additional funding will be available to the students who have qualified for the discretionary grant during any period of their study to enable participation in archaeological projects appropriate to their individual research programs.
  • MIT /Barakat Foundation grant: this is a small grant designed to recognize the work of one or two MIT students who are engaged in research on a topic in Islamic architecture. It is merit-based and all MIT graduate students in Islamic architecture are considered for it. 

Ameen Rihani Scholarship Program

This scholarship in the amount of $1,500 is awarded each year to a student along with selected books from Ameen Rihani's works. For more information regarding qualifications, application forms, and deadlines please visit the Ameen Rihani Organization and click on the link to "Rihani Scholarship.". Students can apply by writing to PO Box 3944 Gaithersburg, MD 20885.

Arab American Heritage Council Scholarship

To apply student must be graduating from high school, parent/guardian must be a member of the AAHC for at least one-year prior to application, and student must be of Arab American heritage. 1000 Beach Street, Flint, MI 48502 - (810)235-ARAB

The Arab Star Scholarships

The Arab Star, a Dallas based Arab and Muslim newspaper with an estimated readership of 50,000, is offering two annual scholarships to high school or college students who will major in Journalism. Each scholarship will be worth $3,000 per year and it includes work training at The Arab Star. (214)348-1681 fax: (214)348-1310

The American Arabic Educational Foundation

The scholarship requires that the applicant be a graduating high school senior or equivalent, planning to enter and academic or vocational school the term following the granting of the scholarship, and that the recipient be a resident of of one of the following California Counties: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, or Ventura; Be a Citizen or a permanent resident of the United States; and of Arabic heritage.  AAEF Scholarship Committee - 818 956-1451

F.M. Jabara Scholarship-Polytechnic University

The Jacobs Family Foundation is offering seven scholarships of $7,000 - $10,000 to individuals of Arab descent to attend Polytechnic University. Awards are renewable annually pending review by the Financial Aid Office. (718)260-3100

Greater Detroit Interfaith Roundtable

An annual easy contest sponsored by American Arabic and Jewish Friends. Arab American and Jewish high school juniors and seniors in the Detroit area are paired up to write essays. (313)869-6306

Lebanese American Heritage Club Scholarship

The program awards scholarships of $1,000 to each selected qualified high school senior or college student as funding allows. (313)846-8480 fax: (313)846-8480

Midwest Federation of American Syrian-Lebanese Clubs Scholarships

Offers 10-20 scholarships of $1,000 awarded to undergraduates whose families are members of the Federation. A recommendation by a Federation officer is required. The Federation has members in 11 states in the upper Midwest.

Yemeni American Association Scholarships

Approximately 10 one-time scholarships of $1,000 for high school seniors of Yemeni heritage.  2770 Salina Street - Dearborn, MI 48120  - (313)842-8402

Yemeni American Benevolent Association Scholarships

The availability of scholarships varies from year to year. Recently the Association granted scholarships of $1,000 each to 11 Yemeni American high school seniors.  2121 Salina Street - Dearborn, MI 48120 (313)841-3333

American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine

Provides assistance for study in the United States and abroad. (734)425-1600 fax: (734)425-3985

American International Health Council (AIHC)

Offers physicians and medical students from the Arab world clerkships and research opportunities. (412)441-8358 fax: (412)441-8198

Bint Jebail Cultural Center

Offers 15 scholarships of $500, mostly to students in Michigan, although others could be considered. Good personal conduct is also a criterion for eligibility.   (313)584-0011 fax: (313)584-7216

Hariri Foundation Scholarship

Supports the academic and technical training of Lebanese scholars in over 32 major fields of study. Thousands of Lebanese have pursued studies in over 300 universities and colleges in the United States and Canada through the active sponsorship by and support of the Hariri Foundation - 1020 19th Street, NW #320, Washington, DC 20036 - (202)659-9200 fax: (202)659-9228

National Arab American Medical Association Foundation

The Foundation offers two annual scholarship grants of $1,000 each to qualified students of Arabic extraction enrolled in a US or Canadian medical, osteopathic or dental school.  Edmond Cabbabe, MD Chairman - 801 South Adams Road, #208, Birmingham, MI 48009-7018 - (248)646-3661 fax: (248)646-0617 -