CIRF Scholarship Fund
supporting opportunities for Muslims to learn about religious freedom
The Center for Islam and Religious Freedom (CIRF) Scholarship Fund offers two kinds of scholarships for Muslims who take select religious freedom courses offered by the Newseum Institute's Religious Freedom Center in Washington, DC.
1. 50% TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS
The CIRF tuition scholarships will cover up to 50% of tuition, for an individual course or for the entire five-course Religious Leaders series. The CIRF 50% tuition scholarships will come as a reimbursement for participants after they provide CIRF with their course-completion certificate. The 50% tuition scholarships may be applied either to the non-credit or the for-credit course options. Participants may also apply for scholarships from the Newseum to cover the remaining 50% tuition.
2. TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS
The CIRF travel scholarship will cover up to $500 of travel expenses to attend the Newseum's three-day onsite intensive program during the course. The CIRF travel scholarships will come in the form of a reimbursement after participants complete participation in the onsite-intensive and provide copies of travel receipts. Individuals taking multiple courses are eligible to receive up to five travel scholarships. The 2016 Onsite dates will be March 21–23 for the Spring 2016 semester and October 17–19 for the Fall 2016 Semester.
Individuals may receive both CIRF tuition scholarships and CIRF travel scholarships. Preference for scholarships will be given to those with financial need.
NEWSEUM COURSES ELIGIBLE FOR CIRF SCHOLARSHIPS
Spring 2016, Newseum application deadline is January 3, 2016:
REL 100: Foundations of Religious Freedom in the United States
REL 200: Religious Liberty and Contemporary American Public Life
REL 300: Religion and News Media
REL 400: The Human Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief
REL 500: Independent Study & Capstone Project
JOUR 100: Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press
Newseum Course Schedule:
The following Newseum courses are not eligible for CIRF scholarships:
EDU 100, EDU 200, EDU 300, EDU 400, EDU 500, JOUR 200, JOUR 300, JOUR 400, JOUR 500.
To apply for Newseum courses:
TO APPLY FOR A CIRF SCHOLARSHIP
Step 1. Apply to the Newseum Institute.
Step 2. After being accepted to the Newseum course, apply for a CIRF Scholarship by e-mailing to
a. acceptance confirmation from the Newseum
b. your CV (including information about involvement, if any, in Muslim organizations)
c. a statement about why you want to learn about religious freedom (500 words maximum)
SUPPORT CIRF’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND
CIRF’s Scholarship Fund is made possible only through donations. Donations to CIRF’s Scholarship Fund are tax-deductible. CIRF is a program of the Zephyr Institute, a 501(c)(3) in Palo Alto, CA.