The Bayan Claremont Muhammad Ali Spiritual Leadership Full Tuition Scholarship is an honor bestowed upon a deserving and highly qualified full-time entering graduate student enrolled in Bayan’s 48-unit Master of Arts in Islamic Studies & Leadership or Islamic Education programs, or in the 75-unit Master of Divinity in Islamic Chaplaincy program.

$44,000 – $69,000 disbursed incrementally each semester (i.e. about $11,000 per semester for four courses).
Full tuition for 2-3 academic years, depending on program (current tuition rate is roughly $900/unit).
(covering all coursework for 48-unit M.A. degree or 75-unit MDiv).
Requires continuous full-time enrollment (typically 9-12 units per semester; 24 units per academic year).

Entering students who have been admitted for study
Full-time enrollment (9-12 units/semester) depending on program
Citizen/legal resident of the United States of America
Working in an underserved community in the U.S.

Application Requirements:
Academic merit (entering cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above)
Personal vision statement (500 words)
Professional growth plan (500 words)
Demonstrated community service/leadership
Résumé (upload as attachment)
2 letters of recommendation (upload as attachments)


For Fall term start: August 1
For Spring term start: December 1

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

Applications now being accepted from students admitted for Spring 2021.

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