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Scholarship Name: Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) Film Grant
Scholarship Description: Grant offered by ISF to Muslim students.*
Award Amount:  Up to $20,000.00
Number of Scholarships: Multiple awards
Application Required: Yes
Official Transcript Required: N/A
References and Letter of Recommendations Required: N/A
Interview Required: Yes
Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information: 1)  Film project required; 2) At least one (1) member of the creative team must be Muslim; 3) Project may be a narrative feature length, short film, animation or documentary. Web-series are not accepted; 4) Film project content must have Muslim characters or themes; 5) At least 50% of the project must be filmed in the U.S; 6) Filmmaker must have U.S. citizenship; 7) Grantees receive the following:

o Cash grant up to $20,000.00 to be awarded for each category;
o Creative support from an industry professional during creative process;
o Networking opportunities with industry professionals;
o ISF Screening after completion of the film.


o There will be three (3) rounds for the selection process:

(i) Submission of Letter of Interest
(ii) Submission of Round 2 Application
(iii) Remote Interview

o Each applicant will be asked to submit a one-two page letter of interest. The judges will review these letters and choose the strongest stories to advance to the next round: application.

o During the application stage the applicant will be required to submit a written proposal, a 3-4 minute pitch video, work sample, script or outline.

o The judges will review these applications and will choose three (3) applicants to advance to the interview stage.

o *Interested persons who are not students may also apply for these film grants.

Location: Nationwide (US)
Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply): Online application, Must be a U.S. citizen
Additional Applicant Requirements: N/A
Category (Select all that apply): Ethnicity, Religion, Major/Field of Study, Arts-related
Web Site:
Point of Contact:
Islamic Scholarship Fund
Telephone: (650) 995-6782

Deadline:   July 5, 2019  (NLT 11:59 p.m. PST) (receipt date) (extended deadline)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).