Fund Details
2023: Imam's Generational Scholarship Fund

Brief Description:

Muslim communities are growing in the United States as a result of the leadership of our Imams and religious leaders, male and female. This scholarship recognizes the contributions of these individuals and their families to our communities' growth. By supporting the children of our religious leaders, we are strengthening the core of our community and establishing important relationships between religious and educational institutions in the United States that will create connections for generations to come. The Imam's Generational Scholarship will be awarded to children of Imams, religious leaders, and chaplains who have a standing appointment with a U.S. based mosque to reduce the high cost of higher education.


Eligibility and Requirements

The candidate MUST be:
  • Son or daughter of an Imam, religious leader, or chaplain with a standing appointment at a mosque
  • Have acceptance from a four-year accredited university in the U.S.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder
  • Have a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average

*Imams and previous recipients are welcome to apply, but priority will be given to the children of the imams and people who have not previously received the scholarship.

The candidate must submit:
  • Completed online application
  • A letter of recommendation from a Professor/Instructor/Classroom Teacher
  • Resume
  • A letter from the Imam's current mosque confirming standing of appointment
  • Transcript
  • Short 3-5 minute video on statement of purpose

*Each grant cycle, at least ten scholarships will be awarded.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Center for Islam in the Contemporary World at
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone) :
3/29/2023 11:59 PM