Muhammad Ali Scholarship for Spiritual Leadership

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Eligible incoming full-time students may be awarded this $24,000/year scholarship.

The Bayan Claremont Muhammad Ali Scholarship for Spiritual Leadership is an honor bestowed upon deserving and highly qualified full-time entering graduate students enrolled in Bayan’s degree programs. Prospective awardees are individuals admitted to the school for graduate study and who currently work in an underserved community. For application deadlines and more information visit http://www.bayanclaremont.org/muhammad-ali-scholarship/.

Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Scholarship for Educational Leadership

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Eligible full-time students may be awarded this $24,000/year scholarship.

The Bayan Claremont Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Scholarship for Educational Leadership is an honor bestowed upon exceptional, highly qualified full-time entering or continuing graduate students enrolled in Bayan’s M.A. in Islamic Education degree program. For application deadlines and more information visit http://www.bayanclaremont.org/alfi-scholarship/.

Hub Foundation Scholarship

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One qualified incoming full-time student may be awarded this $20,000 external scholarship.

Hub Foundation accepts scholarship applications each Spring from graduate and undergraduate students with a 3.5 grade point average 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, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Law, Media, or Journalism. For application deadlines and more information visit https://hub-foundation.org/scholarships.

Hassan Hathout Spiritual Care Scholarship

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For one incoming full-time student per year admitted into the M.Div. in Islamic Chaplaincy degree program.

Bayan Claremont in partnership with the Hassan Hathout Legacy Foundation awards a full tuition scholarship for exceptional incoming graduate students admitted into Bayan’s Master of Divinity in Islamic Chaplaincy program. This merit-based scholarship is an honor bestowed upon a deserving and highly qualified full-time graduate student. It is intended to ensure absolute dedication to the course of study and successful completion of the degree within three academic years. The scholarship is only granted in the annual award cycle if the selection committee identifies an exceptional candidate, and provides up to $60,000 in support over the course of full-time study, with portions disbursed each semester in conjunction with progress towards the degree.

The scholarship is named after the late Dr. Hassan Hathout, a pioneering Los Angeles-based physician, ethicist, and Islamic leader who contributed to the development of the Muslim American community over the course of three decades. His unique emphasis on human dignity, ethics, peacemaking, harmony, and love are characteristics Bayan seeks to inculcate in its student body, and especially among those intending to dedicate their lives to the calling of chaplaincy and spiritual care.

Incoming admitted students receive information about this scholarship and the procedure for submitting required materials for consideration.

Islamic Scholarship Fund Awards (ISF-Bayan)

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For five full-time students per year admitted and continuing students in any Bayan degree program.

Bayan Claremont partners with the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) to offer annual $5,000 scholarships to eligible Bayan graduate students. Students maintaining full-time enrollment in one of our degree programs are eligible to apply. Certificate students are not eligible. The application process begins in January, and award announcements are made in late June following a review and selection process facilitated by ISF.

Applications accepted between April and June of each year. Awards announced in July.

Apply Now Via ISF Website

Bayan Internal Scholarships and Grants

For all full-time and part-time students admitted into any Bayan degree program.

Bayan Claremont offers institutional scholarships in the form of merit-based scholarships and need-based grants. The scholarship amounts vary, as indicated below, but most students receive a merit-based scholarship each semester they are enrolled. External scholarships are also available.

GPA Merit-based Scholarship* Need-based Grant
3.5+ 35% (up to $8,400 for a full time student) up to $1,500
3.0-3.49 25% (up to $6,000 for a full time student) up to $1,500
2.5-2.99 15% (up to $3,600 for a full time student) up to $1,500
* pro-rated for part-time students

All scholarships and grants are based on eligibility and availability. Merit-based scholarships are determined by the office of admissions and need-based grants are determined by the financial aid office, based on your FAFSA results.

Your application for admission is all that is needed to be considered for merit scholarships. No other application is required.

For need-based grants, students must fill out the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered. You can fill out the FAFSA by clicking here.

Please make sure you send your FAFSA to Claremont School of Theology since Bayan Claremont is a division of CST. Please contact the office of admissions if you have questions regarding institutional scholarships. They can be reached by contacting Nathan Araujo, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services at naraujo@cst.edu.