The Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Educational Leadership Scholarship is an honor bestowed upon an exceptional and highly qualified full-time enrolled graduate student in Bayan’s 48-unit Master of Arts in Islamic Education program. In partnership with Bayan, this scholarship covers the student’s annual tuition (up to $24,000/year).

$24,000/year disbursed incrementally each semester (i.e. about $12,000 per semester for four courses).
Full tuition for 2 academic years, covering all coursework for 48-unit M.A. degree (current tuition rate is $1,000/unit).

Entering or continuing students
Continuous full-time enrollment (9-12 units/semester)
Citizen/legal resident of the United States of America


Application Requirements:
Academic merit (entering cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above)
Personal vision statement (500 words)
Professional growth plan (500 words)
Commitment to a career in educational leadership and/or teaching
Résumé (upload as attachment)
2 letters of recommendation (upload as attachments)


Deadline: July 31

Renewable annually for up to two years.
Maintenance of 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA.
Interruption of studies may result in termination of award.

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