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Zakat Foundation Scholarships

Our Scholarship Program

We believe that charity (also known as zakat or sadaqah) purifies wealth and exponentially increases the blessings that wealth can bring. Through this scholarship program, we are excited to support and celebrate outstanding applicants and future professionals on their journey in uplifting their communities through charity and service.

We’re honored to offer $30,000 in scholarships to those most dedicated to community service.

How to Apply

Follow these three simple steps to apply. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2024.

Step 1


Fill out our application.

Step 2


Write a 500-word essay about the following prompt:

“Community Service takes on many forms. Tell us about your relationship with your community and how it has affected your current and future involvements in community service.”

Step 3


Share this link with your references and have them complete your letter of recommendations.

Scholarship Eligibility

General Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, you must be:

  • A high school senior graduating entering a 2- or 4-year college

  • A resident of CA, DE, MD VA, FL, IL, NC, NJ, NY, PA, TX, MI GA OH

  • Must have completed high school in your respective state

  • Must have been heavily involved in community service throughout high school

  • US Citizens/Residents Only

Please be honest and truthful in your submission. This usually is not an issue, but we genuinely wish to support and celebrate people dedicated to community service. If we find any reason that the information provided is falsified or exaggerated, we will place your application on hold and usher in an internal investigation. We will contact you with our findings after the investigation. For specific questions about our Scholarship Program, please contact Nayma Kose.