*Applications for the 2019-2020 Scholarship Program are officially closed! Applications submitted after 11:59pm on March 1, 2020 will not be opened or reviewed for this cycle.
Even as academic choices expand, higher education remains the preeminent tool for empowering new generations of leaders and change-makers.
MALA is thrilled to launch the “Muslim American Journeys” Scholarship competition for the third year in a row! This competition is open to young storytellers pursuing higher education as a means to build stronger communities, cultivate diverse perspectives, and enact positive change. This scholarship aims to empower rising leaders to pursue these objectives, while continuing to shape the diverse fabric of American society.
Scholarships: $1,000 grand prize, 2 $500 second prizes, 5 third prizes of $300 each.
* Thanks to the generosity of our donors, MALA is planning to offer additional scholarship prizes for the 2019-2020 application cycle. Be sure to check this page regularly for updates!
Application: To apply, submit a short essay (600-1000 words), accompanied by a photograph of yourself, describing your individual journey under one of the following themes:
Deadline: March 1, 2020 (winners announced by April 1, 2020)
Eligibility: To apply, you must be:
NOTE: by applying for the “Muslim American Journeys” Scholarship, you give MALA your permission to publish your essay and photo online in our Story Collection – and we will try to publish as many of them as possible! View our Story Collection here.
Submit Your Application and Essay Below
*By submitting this entry, I agree that the submitted essay is my own original work and that the information I have provided in my application is truthful and accurate. I hereby grant MALA the right to reprint my essay and photograph on its website as part of the “Muslim American Journeys” project and in any other print or online publication it chooses. Read our full Terms of Service here. *