The goal of the Masjid AlSalam scholarship program is to provide financial assistance for university or community college tuition to students in its community.

What we are offering:
  • Four $2000/year scholarships and four $1500/year scholarships for up to two years to graduating high school students.  To be awarded for the FALL 2018 semester.
  • Two $2000/year scholarships and two $1000/year scholarships for up to two years (depending on credit hours) for applicants currently enrolled in college or university. This scholarship will only be awarded one-time to a given student.  To be awarded for the SPRING 2018 semester.

Scholarships are not available for summer or minimester classes.

Eligibility:
  • Anyone may apply.
  • Applicant must reside in one of the zip codes that are designated by ISGH to be serviced by Masjid AlSalam.  These include:
    • 77014, 77065, 77066, 77068, 77070, 77090, 77302, 77373, 77375, 77377, 77379, 77382, 77388,77389, 77395, 77429
  • Attending an accredited public institution.
Application Process:
  • Complete the required Masjid Al Salam Application form. On the form please indicate if you are applying for the Spring 2018 (currently in college) or Fall 2018.
  • Submit the application form via email to scholarship@alsalammasjid.org. Applicants will then receive an ID number, which will be used for all required documents thereafter. DO NOT include your name on your essays.  Include your ID # in all email correspondences.
  • Submit resume via email (replace your name with your ID #)
  • Submit Essay 1 to scholarship@alsalammasjid.org describing your need for the scholarship and your academic and career goals. Use ID# instead of name.
    • Max 2 pages, MLA Format (12 point font, 1” margins, double spaced)
  • Submit Essay 2 to scholarship@alsalammasjid.org answering the prompt of essay A, B or C from Apply Texas. (Link to Essay Topics - https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/includes_v2/essay_prompts_2017.pdf). 
    • Only one of the three essays (A, B, or C) that were prompted for are required for the essay 2 requirement.
    • MLA Format (12 point font, 1” margins, double spaced)
    • We recommend essay 2 to be at least 1 page double spaced (22 lines) and at most 3 and a half pages double spaced (~80 lines). If the essay submitted to Apply Texas is beyond that, we will still accept it, but we do not recommend you write that long of an essay
  • Top scoring applicants will be required to attend an interview with the selection committee
  • Spring 2018 recipients will be announced January 1st (subject to change). Fall 2018 Recipients will be announced prior to high school graduation.
Important Dates:
  • Spring 2018 deadline - December 1st
  • Spring 2018 recipients announced- January 1st 2018 (Subject to change)
  • Fall 2018 deadline - March 1st
  • Fall 2018 recipients announced - June 2018
Requirements to maintain scholarship:
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • 12 credit hours a semester
  • Complete 50 community service hours a year per semester of scholarship awarded PLUS one year.
  • Good Academic Standing

For more information, please contact scholarship@alsalammasjid.org.