The Al-Inshirah Islamic Center scholarship program exists to acknowledge the youth who have been active members of Al-Inshirah Islamic Center and who are attempting to further their education, post high school. The financial gifts and prayers from this Muslim community are intended to support and encourage these students on their journey to reach their academic and human excellence.
To apply, a student must:
Be a graduating high school senior (GED recipients and home schooled children are eligible) who have been accepted into an accredited college or vocational school, full time.
Be an active member of Al-Inshirah Islamic Center.
Have no criminal background.
Demonstrate good character, leadership and service.
Must have established and maintained a satisfactory academic record (“C” average; 2.5 GPA)
Include two letters of recommendation from faculty members or guidance counselor, and one letter of recommendation from masjid imam, youth advisor, or a non-family masjid member.
Include a minimum 500 words, maximum 750 word essay on the specified topic. 2010 Essay Topic: “ The Value of a balanced family life and how it can be used to improve relationships, and quality of community life for members of diverse ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.”
The recipients(s) of the Al-Inshirah Scholarship will be recommended by a selection committee comprised of 1) Representative of Scholarship Committee, 2) Adult Advisor for Future Leaders, 3) Masjid Imam, and 4) a representative of Al-Inshirah Board of Trustees. Four members of the designated committee shall constitute a quorum.
The application must be delivered or postmarked by May 1 of each year. Recipient(s) for this year’s award shall be announced on July 1 of each year.
The Selection Committee, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, will annually establish the number and award amount. If adequate funding is not available, the Selection Committee may exercise the option of making no selection.