• Student must be Muslim or active member of the Muslim community;
• Enrollment at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2020;
• Majoring in an ISF Supported Field;
• Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average;
• Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.;
• Undergraduate (incoming junior or senior) or graduate/PhD
Further submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.
Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
MUST major in advertising, marketing or public relations
Must be an undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors ONLY) and graduate students
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or be an AB-540 student/DACA recipient
Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native.
Must have a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate, 3.2 for graduate students
Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree for undergraduate, minimum of two academic semesters or one year for graduate students from the time the scholarships are awarded
Recipients who attend a college/university EAST of Chicago must be available Saturday, May 19, 2018 through Tuesday May 22, 2018. Recipients who attend a college/university WEST of Chicago must be available Saturday, June 2, 2018 through Tuesday, June 5, 2018. If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support.
All applications must be submitted by February 28, 2018. Extra points are awarded to those who submit by January 19, 2018.
How to Apply
Complete the application form found online
Submit one reference letter from a college professor or internship advisor on official letterhead and signed
Submit your current resume
Submit unofficial transcripts from your college/university. If you are selected as a finalist, you must provide official transcripts.
Submit a headshot photo of applicant
Complete the essay questions:
A one- to two-page essay outlining your career goals and where you see your career path leading you. In addition, explain why you believe it’s important to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing, and public relations. You can include accomplishments relevant to increasing awareness about diversity in your community.
Submit a brief paragraph explaining college and/or community activities in which you are involved in
Submit a brief paragraph describing any honors and awards that you have received
*Optional: If you do not think your GPA accurately reflects your scholastic capability and achievement, then draft an essay no longer than one-page explaining the discrepancy
100 scholarships will be awarded in 2018. Of the 100, 60 ethnic minority undergraduate students will receive scholarships of $2,000 each, and 40 graduate students will receive scholarships of $3,500 each.
The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.
Must be currently enrolled in, or accepted for full time admission in University, College, or Trade school, located anywhere in the world, with a major or minor in Marketing, International Business, Advertising, Business management, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Project management, Public relations etc.
University/college students who are majoring in other majors but have huge passion on marketing and decide to seek a career in the business filed after graduation.
Option 1: Make a video (Recommended)
Create a video lasting no less than 3 minutes discussing ANY topic, BUT must be 100% original and creative
Option 2: Write an essay on the topic: “Integrated Marketing Communications”