Scholarships

Helping develop future leaders.

Hub Foundation will award up to 15 scholarships to highly qualified applicants.
Our scholarship recipients receive $2,500, $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000.

Through our scholarship program we aim to support research on the harmony and dialogue of civilizations, rather than the clash of civilizations. We recognize the impact that academic scholarship related to Islam and Muslims has on shaping public perception and policy. Hub Foundation supports research that focuses on or includes Islam and Muslim voices or perspectives. We are also keen to support scholarship that explores local and inclusive expressions of American Islam, as well as historical and contemporary interactions between Muslims, Christians, Jews and others. Our goal is to help develop future scholars, teachers and leaders who can contribute to cross-cultural understanding and improving foreign and domestic relations.

Hub Foundation accepts scholarship applications from graduate and undergraduate students who study Islam and Muslims in the fields of Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Comparative Religious Studies, Near or Middle Eastern Studies, Central and South Asian Studies, African Studies, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Law, Public Policy and Administration, Media, or Journalism.

Important Dates

  • April 15, 2019 – Scholarship applications for 2019-20 are available
  • July 1, 2019 – Application deadline
  • August 15, 2019 – Our 2019-20 scholarship recipients or “Hub Scholars” will be announced

Scholarship Requirements

  1. Your studies and research focus on or include Islam and Muslim voices or perspectives
  2. Your major, field, or area of concentration includes one or more of the following: Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Comparative Religious Studies, Near or Middle Eastern Studies, Central and South Asian Studies, African Studies, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Law, Public Policy and Administration, Media, or Journalism
  3. Enrolled at an accredited university or college in the United States by August 2019
  4. Graduate student or undergraduate (junior or senior) student
  5. Maintain a 3.5 grade point average
  6. Engaged in community service projects

Here is what you'll need

  1. Online application form
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. University or college transcripts
  4. A five to ten (5-10) page writing sample
  5. A one (1) page description of your major, thesis, or dissertation. Please include why you have chosen to study what you are researching
  6. Two (2) letters of recommendation

Students can submit 2020-21 scholarship applications beginning on April 15, 2020.

Hub Scholars

Hub Scholars are distinguished recipients of our annual Hub Foundation scholarships. All of our Hub Scholars have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and community service.

2018-2019

Photo of Sarah Aziz
Sarah Aziz
MA student, Islamic Studies
University of Chicago Divinity School
Photo of Izzet Coban
Izzet Coban
PhD student, Islamic Studies
University of Chicago Divinity School
Photo of Imran Ghani
Imran Ghani
MA student, Islamic Studies
Graduate Theological Union
Photo of Adiba Hasan
Adiba Hasan
MA student, Political Science
University of Toronto
Photo of Logan Siler
Logan Siler
PhD student, Comparative Religious Studies
Claremont School of Theology
Photo of Samuel Bendeck Sotillos
Samuel Bendeck Sotillos
PsyD student, Psychology
California Southern University
Photo of Silvia Truini
Silvia Truini
PhD candidate, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Exeter University